Written by Kim Wilson
The Corona Carpet
My teenage son, once highly active and involved in school and life, has developed the Corona carpet mindset. After months of stay at home orders, he’s retreated to his room to learn and play online. Thinking, this is more temporary than it’s been, we’ve both succumbed to brushing complacency under the Corona carpet.
I understand because I too have struggled with this issue. I’ve recently awakened in the morning and recalled the verse Proverbs 31:27, “She oversees the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.” A Bible verse I relied on many a morning when the boys were little and I had decided to become a stay-at-home mom.
Corona has subtracted many things from our daily lives including our daily social motivation and accountability. No longer do I have my mom-friends waiting for me in the morning Zumba class to hurry me through my morning routine. Or the kid’s school and sports schedule propelling me throughout my days and weeks.
However, I’ve decided to carry out my morning habit of self-care. Despite not being a morning person, my habit of exercise, a healthy breakfast, and quiet time spent reading The One Year Bible and praying for my children and husband. I pray from Stormie Omartian’s books, (The Power of a Praying Parent and The Power of a Praying Wife), and as the Holy Spirit guides my heart.
Listening to encouraging and growth-oriented podcasts while I do the daily chores of making the bed, washing the dishes, and now watering my “Victory” garden. These simple acts of self-care for my mind, body, and soul introduce my day.
~ Ephesians 6:17-18 ~
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints,