Formerly, timeless described something that held an appeal, a look or activity that withstood fad or sway of popular opinion. 

Officially, it now describes my sense of time.  I have a pandemical problem, confirmed this morning.  I know we have days of the week.  However that has gone out of the window. Day’s have gotten all out of order!  Formerly, life proceeded: Sunday’s are for preaching. Monday’s are for staff and prep for the week. Tuesday’s are for Bible Study. Wednesday’s are for follow up, catch up, sermon prep. Friday is my sabbath, unless there is something needing attending at church. Saturday is some rest and then complete sermon.  “Boom!”, as Luke says.  

Yes, a new rhythm has emerged, but now Saturday Starts on Monday or Tuesday, Sunday is now Thursday, videoing sermon so Velda has time to piece together worship,  can you see how this goes?  Good.  Because I can’t!

So when you add in holidays, there you are. Or I am. What? When? What day?

If it weren’t for sales (online of course) I wouldn’t have a chance! This morning we woke at 5:30 to try and get our sweet but aging Hershey outside to pee. His second alternative…. in the fog of waking and flashlight walking outside, I was doing my best to determine what day it was. You know, just sorta get located in life…

I remembered! At dinner Luke said,”it’s Friday, right?”. At that time, more lucid, I said, “no, today is…Monday!”. Feeling good until I realize he is getting caught in the pandemical time syndrome! If four and a half year olds can get out of place – where is our future? We will all live in a vortex, black hole of time out of time, a space of day confusion, timelessness without definition…my mind is racing without stop… all of society will never be the same!  Help! Stop! 

Ok, so maybe it got away from me for a timeless moment. Insert canned laughter😂(Warning, pandemic preacher humor is desperate at best…)

And then browsing emails I saw it:  sale advertising. Wait,,,,It’s Memorial Day!!!  What? When? I literally had to go to the calendar to check. It’s THIS Monday. All the banks will close.  Every business that can will will have special sales.

If it weren’t for sales I might have missed Memorial Day. The day was instituted as a time when Americans honored those who died while in service to our country. May it remain so.

The subsidizing of Memorial Day by enterprising retailers may have overtaken public awareness of its meaning with overblown advertising. But this year, they earn an unexpected appreciation from me. I won’t miss Memorial Day.  It’s hard enough to keep days straight right now. Thank goodness we have sales to remind us there are other important days to keep.

It’s the little things sometimes, right?  May you keep time with God. May the unending love and mercy of God console us in our times of displacement, and seat us in peace, no matter the day or night, no matter the circumstances. In God’s time all is well.

May you be safe, healthy and at peace. You.are loved, prayed for and held in God’s love.  Pastor Lisa

“He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken.  On God rests my deliverance and my honor; my mighty rock, my refuge is in God.

Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Selah.”  Psalm 62: 6-8

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