Dealing with a pandemic of fear and loneliness

There's a lot of unknown for us right now, at work and at home. Fear of the unknown, fear of losing control, fear of losing everything, fear of homeschooling my kids. And loneliness … if this lasts for the long haul, will I be forgotten by those outside my house? Will this isolation create tension with those inside my house, in my relationships with my wife and my kids? Here are a few practical things that might help us fight our loneliness.
Tags:  Fear, Loneliness, COVID-19, Radical Mentoring, Harris

Finding Help When You Are Feeling Lonely

By Robert D. Foster Several years ago I awoke at 2 a.m. with waves of loneliness sweeping over me. This was a new experience and emotion for me. Marion, my wife of 53 years, was dying in a hospital with complications from Alzheimer's disease. An ancient writer expresses my "furnace blast" in the Psalms: "I am like a pelican in the wilderness; I am like an owl in the desert; I lie awake and am like a sparrow alone on the housetop" (Psalm 102: 6, 7).
Tags:  Loneliness