Press on

I am getting used to this

& I don't like that I am getting used to this

because I want things to return like they were,

or do I really?

What do I really want to return to normal

and what do I really want to stay the same?

How about you?

What would you leave behind from the Old Normal

and what would you take with you from the New Normal?

Oh the Old Normal~

To be free to go to see those I want to see

when I want to see them

and to touch, to hug and squeeze so tightly

without wondering if they are okay to touch.

To go back to church.

Yes, I am a church nerd

as Church is a piece of heaven,

with everyone coming to see the main guest~


through worship & fellowship & the WORD

The gathering of hearts of all who come

with great anticipation & great expectation

to receive so much more

from the ONE whom they are coming to see

in one place in one moment of time.

But Church is not a building,

as we are all experiencing this as a reality

as we purposely zoom and google meet

to get a piece of JESUS.

I miss people.

I miss church.

I miss CHOICE.

The CHOICE to do what I want to do when I want to do it.

The CHOICE to see who I want to see when I want to see them when I want to see them.

The CHOICE to go where I want to go when I want to go where I want to go.

But is it really about CHOICE

or is really about hearts meeting.

The New Normal.

The Purposeful Meeting of hearts

in the moment,

being so present

that a "How are you"

really means "How are you"

as you have the time to wait to hear their heart.

The New Normal.

Getting back to the simple life

of sharing a meal, and really sharing a meal.

Getting back to having a conversation

and really having a conversations.

Getting back to hugging someone so tightly that you can't touch,

yet hugging them so tightly

with your heart that it hurts.

The New Normal.

I feel GOD is smiling upon us all

seeing that HIS children

have finally stopped to smell the roses

that were always there,

yet never seen

because HIS children were oh so busy

trying to live life that they were missing life.

The New Normal when

GOD sent JESUS into the Old Normal

because HIS children just didn't get it.


is here and now

because it has always been here


GOD has always been here

and JESUS has always been here

just waiting

for you & me & everyone else

to get back to the heart of life

to get back to church

to get back to making

GOD & JESUS the main guest

wherever we are


all by yourself


with your family that you have been blessedly "stuck" with in the same home


with your computer screen filled with faces from all different places


in the quiet of life when you can finally hear yourself breathing

as we continue to

be on so present with the ONE

who has supplied every breath

in the New & Old Normal & whatever "Normal" is to come~

as we don't have to understand it all~

"Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal,


I PRESS ON to take hold of that for which CHRIST JESUS took hold of me.

 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it.

But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,

 I PRESS ON toward the goal to win the prize for which GOD has called me heavenward in CHRIST JESUS" (Philippians 3:12-14).

We are all in this together.

So Let's make the CHOICE to

"PRESS ON" (listen to the song below)

the clock Ticks and Tocks

forward not backwards

so why would we try to go backwards

by standing still













when we were made to

move forward





the one who

is Pressing on with us.

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