The world has certainly been flipped upside down over the last several months and right here in our lives the last week. 

These events have left me somewhere between all of my emotions.

Somewhere between fearing for my family and it feeling hard to believe the virus could affect us.  

Somewhere between needing to stop looking at the media and my phone while also not being able to put it down. 

Somewhere between insisting no one is leaving the house and wondering if I could just run that one unnecessary errand. 

Somewhere between feeling like we’re all in this together and feeling completely isolated. 

Somewhere in between knowing God is present with us and longing for a heaven without these circumstances. 

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All of these emotions keep me somewhere in between knowing how I really feel about the next several months coming our way.

The only way I can make sense of it all is to drop to my knees. 

To lift up the most vulnerable.  

To soak in time with family. 

To find ways to help those in need around me. 

To turn to Christ and pray He uses this to build up His believers and bring others to Him. 

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As I watch my son gaze out the window just days into social distancing, I pray that someday I will be able to tell him all the good that came from the year 2020. 

Lord do your work here!

Hope Coons

My name is Hope Coons, and I am a follower of Christ, wife to a college basketball coach, and mother to an awesome little boy. Our family has been called to love and serve well through Christian college athletics.