Whenever we turn on the TV these days, it feels like we’re being bombarded with bad news. Because of that, we decided to record this “chaser” episode of the Mama Bear Apologetics podcast. While the Covid-19 pandemic is something we should take seriously, we wanted to point out that we have also been surrounded by some unintentional blessings because of it. It is so easy to focus on the bad things, that we often overlook some of the good ones.

We’re going to talk about the things that we have noticed in our lives recently in a few different categories: family, nature, stillness, contentment, and faith.

We hope you learn a little more about how to sift through ideas, accept the good, reject the bad, and now you can teach your kids to do the same.

Do you have any questions, comments, or ideas for future episodes? Send us an email at askthemamabears@gmail.com.

Main Points Covered:

  • There have been some great and unexpected blessings from the pandemic.
    • Return to Family
    • Return to Nature
    • Return to Stillness
    • Return to Contentment
    • Return to Faith
  • How can we make the most of this quarantine?

Unfamiliar Terms:

  • “Chaser” – when you watch or read something so bad, you need to follow it up with something good. Not to be confused with a chaser taken with alcohol.

Quotable Quotes:

The only thing we can count on is the faithfulness of God. Click To Tweet God’s faithfulness isn’t contingent upon our earthly comforts. Click To Tweet Model thankfulness for our kiddos. This is a great time to show and model our gratefulness for the things that we do have at home. Click To Tweet

Resources Mentioned:

Fahrenheit 451: A Novel, by Ray Bradbury

Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley

1984, by George Orwell

An article about the ways nature has healed in India: https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/31/asia/coronavirus-lockdown-impact-pollution-india-intl-hnk/index.html

An article about the ways nature has healed in Los Angeles: https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/07/us/los-angeles-pollution-clean-air-coronavirus-trnd/index.html

Tommy Nelson Sermon (start around 30 minutes to start the sermon): http://www.dbcmedia.org/sermons/the-wisdom-of-elihu/

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