Monday, March 23, 2020

Life in Quarantine

While there is a quarantine lockdown going on here in the Czech Republic, there are a few stores that are still open - grocery, pharmacy and paint stores!

The government directives are that you only go out if absolutely necessary, so we're severely limited our trips away from home. With that said, today was a necessary trip.

You can't see it very well, but on the door there are several signs giving guidelines for what the law requires right now: 2 meters of distance between you and anyone else in the store, and a mask covering your mouth and nose at all times. The hours have been cut short by the government as well, all in an attempt to protect us from the spread of Coronavirus.

While Dave went into the paint store, I waited in the car, praying as I always do now when I have to be out.

Why are we at the paint store? Because the renovation of our garage apartment is continuing right now due to a need that we're meeting for someone in JV who needs a place to live soon. More on that story when they move in!

After multiple attempts at paint color, with the help of our friend Petr, we finally chose one that will go on the walls sometime this week. 

Disclaimer: it's not any of those colors! But this is why you buy a sample and try it out!

Just in finishing up this day, I wanted to add that this evening Claire hosted a webinar for all the JV parents to learn more about the developmental phases of their children's lives.

I didn't take a picture of the woman she was interviewing - and wish I had! Her name is Elizabeth Smith, and she was Claire's professor for Children's Ministry at Moody Bible Institute. She has written a book about the topic she talked about tonight, that is excellent, called "God Never Changes - But My Always Does."

From the jacket of her book she write: "...God-informed, developmentally-educated view of the child will lead to wise parenting. From infancy through young adulthood, become practically equipped to know how you and your children will better know and grow in God through each life stage. Biblical, practical, and relevant, this book will help you develop a new mindset with powerful principles and tips whether you are a parent or work with children in a school or church."

So there's a resource for you if you that would be helpful! 

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