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I awoke this morning and had to check my phone to see what day it was.

During this virus, I am under lock down due to an autoimmune disease.

This is very counter-intuitive for me because as a flight attendant and perhaps by nature, I tend to run into a situation to help instead of ‘sheltering in place’.

I awaken each day with a sense that I need to get something’ productive done but am not quite sure what it is.

I can clean and organize, read or watch television and stay on my i-phone, scrolling endlessly and mindlessly.

Compassion, humor and countless emotions have in fact risen to the surface in this time.

But today, as I lay in the bed ready to begin, I know that while living in this tragedy of a lifetime with each of you, and yet alone, I still have a choice. As do you.

I can let time rule me or I can rule my time.

We can begin today to honestly gather ourselves and look around with fresh eyes, and with a new heart.

Today, I will establish a balance.

🔺I will begin with a humbled and grateful heart.

🔺I will open my scriptures and ask my heavenly Father to show me who I am and who I am meant to be!

🔺I will guard against wasting this solitude.

What will you do?

When I look back at these days. It is my prayer that I can honestly say;

I loved deeply.

And amidst this challenging time I will be able to say,

I rose above and beyond who I once was and truly became the person my Lord has intended me to be throughout all of my days. And finally, I will prayerfully ask Him to rule me and my time.


Faith over fear.

Hope above despair.

It begins here. It begins now.

‘He is faithful to complete what He has begun in each of us.

His return is imminent.’

(Phil 1:6 paraphrased)

In fact, my spirit has become even more alerted as to the reality of Christ’s return as the entire world has come to collective pause.

If you will,

continue reading in Philippians in the New Testament.

Please know, that this is my prayer for you as well.

Verse 9

“I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding.”

Friends, this is not the time to avoid self reflection.

In fact, it is Father’s gift to us.

At the end of it all, we will stand alone before Him.

Will you begin with me today, to rule your time as He rules you?

Will you humbly ask Him to take this tragedy of a lifetime and let it become your finest hour?

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