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  • Writer's pictureJoni

The Hope of Hope

Tick. Tick. Tick.

Months going by.

Weeks going by.

Days going by.

Minute by Minute.

Second by Second.

This is LIFE as it never stops.

But today it is a different kind of LIFE~

when you are together yet not really

as what is natural

is not longer allowed

as touch has become a different kind of TOUCH.

It is said that "Absence makes the heart grow fonder" and oh how this is becoming oh so true

and how it also makes the HEART hurt more

as we were created to do life together

as GOD wouldn't have created EVE

as HE knew it wasn't good for man to be alone.

So what do we do?

We LOVE with our HEARTS like we have never LOVED before.

We are THANKFUL for each & every relationship we have

because GOD knitted us together to be united.

Oh here comes the tears as LOVE HURTS

when you are unable to LOVE the way that you are used to.

I was so blessed on mother's day as my family went on a "social distancing" bike ride.

And I did the one thing that I have been hurting to do.

I reached out and TOUCHED, and hugged my youngest child

which hugged my craving HEART.

My first TOUCH of a family member outside of my husband.

And oh how the LOVE flowed from our HEARTS

that it hurt so good

that will be tattooed on my HEART forever.

Thank You LORD for LOVE.

Oh how I am THANKFUL for this temporary time

as all our HEARTS are connecting on such a deeper level

without the TOUCH that we all so crave.

Oh I am tired of hugging everyone with just my words,

but oh what a celebration we will have

when TOUCH becomes a part of LIFE again.

Reach out & continue to TOUCH everyone in your circle of LIFE

with your whole


because you & I & everyone else is not alone in this

as we all LIVE IN HOPE~

"Let’s keep a firm grip on the promises that keep us going.

HE always keeps HIS word. Let’s see how inventive we can be in encouraging love and helping out, not avoiding worshiping together as some do but spurring each other on,

especially as we see the big Day approaching" (Hebrews 10:22-25 MSG)

Because my friend

we are in this

"TOGETHER" (listen to the song below)


What are your thoughts & prayers?

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