In These "Uncertain" Times ...

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    Too often we come here to post and respond to what others believe is Truth and debate those issues, we bounce idea off of each other and we don't always agree.

    Most of us have never met, we may not even know what each other look like, except those of us who have our actual photos as a profile picture, and I realize that some of us here are still connected with the Witnesses and need to hid our identities for fear of being discovered.

    So I'd like to know is HOW YA DOIN'? ... How's everyone doing in these "uncertain" times? That is "uncertain" for the world, not uncertain for those who believe.

    Is everyone safe and healthy? Still working? Struggling?

    I work for the U.S. Postal Service as a Letter Carrier, over 25 years of service. So my life hasn't changed much since Covid. I still get up and go to work, although I may work a little more than I normally do, as some of you may have heard, the Postal Service is backlogged, mainly due to some 16,000 postal workers out sick due to covid, and we can't seem to keep new hires employed for long. I mean who wants to work 12 hour days, 7 days a week when you can stay home and mooch off the government?

    I get home, make dinner and usually go to bed. I go into my home office, turn on my computer and visit this site as well as others, and realize that I have mental fatigue and I'm not in the right state of mind to debate an issue, so I just turn off the computer and go to bed. So if I haven't responded to anyone, forgive the delay. I usually have to wait for my day off to do so.

    But I'd sincerely like to know how everyone is doing out there? As I mentioned above, we're living in "uncertain" times. The world is in fear and relying on the governments (Rev. 6:16) Even believers can be swept away with fear. Are you rejoicing as did the Paul and Silas in Prison? (Acts 16) and relying on our heavenly Father's promises; "You who are His holy ones, fear Yahweh, for those who fear Him lack nothing." Psalms 34:9.

    Let us know so we can hold you up in prayer!

    RR
     
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    Good afternoon, RR,

    I, too, am evidently an "essential worker," as an office and store manager for a television and appliance repair shop for the past 6 months, following a 10-year career in an abusive, high-stress workplace that required a year-and-a-half sabbatical from the working world just to heal and recuperate from, so I was out-of-work for a year before COVID-19 hit the country and already equipped with living by minimalism. Now, the only stress is the drive to and from the new job as I deal with 30 minutes of bad drivers each way.

    My day begins around 3:30am every day. Monday through Friday, I head out at 7am. . . work until 5:30pm, deal with the nonsense on the way home, then eat dinner, spend a quiet evening with my missus before heading to bed around 9. Weekends are split between chores, my web-hosting business tasks, and naps— which I have come to greatly appreciate at my age.

    Evenings are pretty much out for me, too, as I'm too brain-dead to form any rational thought on matters of import by the end of the day. The pre-dawn hours are my prime thinking and meditating hours when it comes to spiritual matters, making me better appreciate how our Exemplar would go out before dawn's first light for personal time with God (Mark 1:35). This has the added benefit of providing me with the rest of the day to ruminate on spiritual matters or how I might respond to an email or, now, a posting here.

    Other than this, I make it my aim to "live a quiet life, mind {my} own business, and earn a living," (2 Thessalonians 4:11) and have long since resigned ffrom participating in online debates and discussions like I used to when I thought and was convinced I knew better than I have come to learn I did. This and one other site are the only ones I have continued to check in on and read for some years now, as far as online theological discussions go. Beyond the two, I prefer to spend that available time in personal study and growth as a believer, working on bringing my self and my thoughts into captivity under the Will of our Father in the heavens.

    Like you, I pray that everyone else here is standing firm in the enduring promise set before the believer by an Eternal Father. Our circumstances can change any given moment, for better or worse, but we are edified in the encouragement that "God has not given us a spirit of fearfulness, but one of power, love, and sound judgment." (2 Timothy 1:7, Holman Christian Standard Bible)

    In abiding Christian love,
    Timothy
     
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