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Dawn Camp shares God’s gift of essential oils in her books My Essential Oil Companion and It All Began in a Garden. She is a photographer, essential oil slinger, Mom to eight and Mimi to seven. Dawn enjoys movie nights with her husband and steaming cups of Earl Grey.

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    • Chrisitine, I’m so sorry. That’s hard. Maybe go to them and also start slow with outdoor activities like parks and picnics. Hopefully it won’t take long before they feel comfortable again.

  1. Dawn thank you for sharing this. Yes only I had to during those time you write about during the Pandemic. Go visit my Dad to help him with things he can not do. As he is elderly. So me and my sister went one at time didn’t stay long when had things done we went home. When times were bad then. But people not saved or not well because of illness not Covid. Or other things. Family that couldn’t get to them then. As didn’t want to spread germs. Thoes times would have been very hard and the day very long form as they probably were on their own. That not nice it would have been hard on the Family as well as the person not seeing either. Knowing the family member not well. That is what really broke my heart in thoes time. It at the start doesn’t bother people who are well but it after a while gets to you. It can get you down. But if saved we have to remember God was there us to help through thoes times. Even for a saved person they were not easy. But you know what comes to mind I think about that time as saved person. Every day is the Lord’s we are to rejoice in it. As God made it. As Psalm 118 verse 24 says. Especially if saved. It says “This is the day the Lord has made we will rejoice and be glad in it.” We are to do that no matter how hard it was then. I still say that Psalm verse even today. Way back then I said it and believed it like I do today. I also thanked God for another day to be alive in his beautiful world. No matter what was going on away back then. As I was thankful on to God to be alive and enjoy another day in his beautiful world and that God woke me up to enjoy it. I still felt for others saved and saved at thoes times and prayed for them especially if not we’ll not be cause of Covid or because of Covid back them. Or because of another sickness Family couldn’t get to them. That was hard and sad. Also because of people not able to work. Bill back then didn’t go away. They still had to be payed. I thank full my Husband was still working even though in his job only a few toilets open. They were open for people who wanted to go for a walk if well. As he cleans them for our local council. So we had his income to pay bills. But I prayed for those who couldn’t work because of it. The whole work closed. Their bill didn’t go away. But I prayed they if not saved and saved would trust God for everything. Like I did and said Ephesians 6:10-18 the Armour of God over us every day back then and Psalm 91 too. Plus trusted God to look after my Husband when out at work then and me at my Dad’s. Plus all other times during the day away back then. I still trust God today and so does my Husband. It was good to hear people like the sick and elderly had people give them food parcels in thoes day that because of it a had to stay in on thoes day. Couldn’t get out to buy food. Basics like Milk and bread. People provide all these things to help them. It was so lovely to see. People walking their dogs if had one. God was so good he provided lovely people like this to help people like this. Food banks also helped abs and still do today. They were all wonderful people saved or not saved God will bless them for this. Love you Neighbor as it says in the Bible. That what people like this did. I know God will bless them in his perfect timmimg. Some of these people are still doing this. Even though most things back to normal. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little xx

  2. I agree that how governments have mishandled these last couple of years have had a devastating impact on inter-personal relationships. However, as an introvert, I feel that there can sometimes be too much of an extrovert focus that overemphasises the importance of social interaction. The church tends to forget that half the population are introverts, possible because the leaders are usually extroverts. Can we please have something for us?

    • Hello, Row! I think personal relationships are important for all of us. You might find going to lunch with a friend or inviting someone over for a one-on-one visit to be more comfortable. Blessings to you!

  3. Dawn,

    Isolating in 2020 didn’t bother me to much. It was nice to be able to just relax on Sunday after long work days in hospital. At first I would attend my husband’s family church. Got to know the people there & got involved some. Sometimes I watched Steven Furtick’s Elevation church. Then it hit me. I started to miss my people & their hugs. After summer we started having services again. It was good to get back to seeing my old friends again. Our little church was becoming even smaller in number during Covid. Some left the church & some were afraid to come. I guess they got used to staying home on Sundays. Isolation is not a good thing for Christians. We were definitely made for community. How else can we go into ALL the world & spread the gospel If not for community & being with others?

    Blessings 🙂

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