Saturday nights are a little bit different now. Seriously, every day is a little bit different now. This is definitely the most challenging time that I have ever lived through. It can be scary. It can also be frustrating and enraging when I see some of the activities of others. But thankfully, it has also been so encouraging. In such a time as this, I have seen people coming together. I have seen people giving things away. I have experienced us living life differently, but still living and doing it with laughter, joy, and most of all (in spite of being physically distant), we have been doing it TOGETHER. Last night, people all over the nation were posting about the good time they had last night – in their own homes, yet together. People are being brought together in ways we hadn’t really thought to do before. People are coming together to use their gifts to encourage, inspire, uplift, protect, energize, motivate, educate, feed, and teach others. Some can give out of their abundance fiscally. Some can offer the arts or technology support. Pastors and ministers are bringing the encouragement of faith and peace. DJs are bringing the MOST needed party many of us have ever needed. The really cool thing is that we ALL have gifts. Not one of us was born without a gift to give the world. What is your gift? What gift will you share with world during this time? As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace. (1 Peter 4:10.) Use this time not to complain, bicker, hoard, or fight over groceries, but to use your gift (whatever that may be) for the good of others. Be well and be blessed!