Have You Seen? {August 16th, 2020}

Last Week’s Theme: Pause

10 Questions to Ask During the Pandemic Pause by Emily Jackson—”The world is certainly paused for us right now. The global pandemic has meant putting plans on hold, cancelling events, and suspending our normal lives. While it’s been difficult, I think it’s also an incredible chance for deep reflection.”

Never Too Late to Ask {Book Club} by Bayta Schwarz—”There are things in each one of us that those close to us find challenging and that don’t really ever change. Oh, what a gift are people who show us grace and patience, and who are still able to see the beautiful things in us!”

Learning to Land by Rachel Mutesi—”And then this year, the whole world has joined me in it. A collective pause from ‘normality’ and an endless circling around of plans and goals which never quite come to fruition. The ever-changing and oft contradictory information and situation mean that I feel far from settled or slowed down.”

God In the Pause by Lilly—”When everyone else longed for life to go back to normal, I dreaded it. I was sure going back to normal would mean life continuing to be hard. I was genuinely tempted to hopelessness and many tears ensued.”

From Around the Web

Decision Making and Transition

Life On Loan

And So We Gather

On Instagram: Friends Who Fill In and You Can Do This

Finally, How Do We Measure the Immeasurable

And Now For Next Week

The theme is…

Many of us found ourselves on one side of a border or another as things shut down, flights were canceled, and travel became impossible.

We have been stuck in place, locations we might not want to be.

While this is not an isolated story for many of us, the pain and grief of being stuck is real. Even if we can’t make everything go away, we want to sit with you in this space and get real about those feelings.

It might also be that you are trapped in unhealthy patterns, a role that doesn’t fit you, or in a place you don’t want to be. Where are you feeling stuck?

Come join the conversation this week as we hear from sisters who have dealt with the stuck places. Add your comments on the blog, and share your thoughts and insights on social media with the hashtag #VelvetAshesStuck.

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