@Christine_Smith Welcome to the Fediverse!
I replaced my personal laptop with a Librem 5 and laptop dock for a week. Here are my impressions: https://puri.sm/posts/my-first-week-of-librem-5-convergence/
This past year our decisions on what to believe had a real impact when it came to Covid19. You couldn't see, hear, or sense the virus until it was too late. Trustworthy news, and our belief of it, was paramount to our well-being and the well-being of those around us. The work of Jesus Christ is just like that. What can one do to survive after this life or the coming house cleaning that God has planned? Nothing but trust that Jesus has you covered. Hold on to that truth and the rest will follow.
Our church lost its oldest member yesterday at 94, Jack Schlieker. He was a great guy with a witty sense of humor, but more importantly he was a devout follower of Jesus Christ. One thing he always stressed was sticking to the truth found in scripture. The pandemic has taken a lot from everyone, but it was especially hard to see it basically cut everyone out of his life in his final year. Here is a video of him and his wife Virginia, celebrating their 70th anniversary last year!
We haven't done this song in a few years, need to dust it off!
This week I learned that one of my family members has been a victim of sexual abuse for the past 6 years. It's not what you might think. No, this was a close female family friend who began a sick, manipulative, guilt-tripping relationship with a 14 Y.O. male. It doesn't take much to entice a teenager and when she had him, the shame and fear of exposure created a trap that crushed his soul and destroyed a thing meant for good. It caught everyone off guard, but the signs were there in retrospect.
Working on the computer this morning while listening to the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack. Escape started playing and Heidi ran over and looked down to me through the balusters on the main level. She barked some toddler-speak at me indicating that she wanted to dance. We did and it was beautiful.
We Do Camps!