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Dorina is an author, speaker, teacher, foodie, and trail runner. She helps people chase God's glory down unexpected trails and flourish in their callings. Her books include Breathing Through Grief, Kailani's Gift and Chasing God's Glory. Dorina and her hubby Shawn are raising three courageous daughters in Central California.

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  1. We are all navigating so many unknowns right now. It’s staggering really, and my imagination has scrawled “there be dragons here” all over the map.
    Holding on to the sovereignty of God and his intentions for good–this is my GPS.

  2. Great post and so what we need now. It’s a big unknown we are all facing….the whole world we are all in this together.

    I’m leaning into God, there’s nothing more to do but pray earnestly for healing and a vaccine. In the meantime we need to live one day at a time and pray some more.

    I’m not sure what God is calling me to do right now that is the very question I have been asking him lately.

  3. Sometimes it good to do things like just pack a picnic. Get away from the house the stresses of everything. Leave the house work to another time. I know the high up people who make all the dissions all over the world to do with the coronavarius say one thing about leaving our homes. To do with the coronavarius. It different in different parts of the world they way they are lifting the lock down. In different times in different ways in different parts of the world in different times. Allowing people to enjoy the beauty of God world and get outside more. Instead of being stuck inside the house as often or only having a small garden if have kids have that to play in. To enjoy Gods beautiful weather if it a nice day. Or if with kids stuck in high rise flat you only get out for certain time each day. Parks closed. That hard on parent’s once the days home schooling work done. As they get fed up after so long watching tv or playing their computer games. Most parents don’t want them doing that too long. It hard the toys or board game get mondane and boaring. Then the rows and fights with other bothers and sister’s can start. It hard on the parents. Especially more so if a single parent. Especially if the other parent don’t want to know. So it if you can like you as parent did escape if they where you live in your part of allowed you more freedom. To go on that drive. To go pack your picnic. To see Gods beautiful world. Go somewhere different. You have never been before. Leave the house behind for a few hours. Really appreciate all this beauty God in his beautiful world he given us to enjoy. Tell the your kids. Tell them to be thank full they can get out. Look round them at God beauty. Enjoy it. Not like kids who are stuck in good weather in high rise flat. Can’t get out to park. Have only limited space. Or limited time out each day. Be thank full to God we are alive to enjoy all this. We are able to get out. When there is someone in Hospital not well. That family worried about them at this time. Plus some family who has lost a love one. So help us and those that have kids who are able to do what you have done Dorina pray for people who have kids who live in high rise flats. Plus those who have loved ones in Hospital and lost loved ones. In theses times. Be thank full every day on to what God have given us. Enjoy Gods beautiful world. Love your reading. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little xxx

  4. That sounds like a wonderful adventure! We all need to take in God’s beauty, no matter where we are. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

    • Peggy, I believe He meets us through Creation no matter where we are. I’ve experienced it in the city, in the country, in the mountains, and by the ocean. We just have to open our eyes to it.

  5. GPS

    I’m so thankful that He sees past every mountain and every valley, past every trial and every tribulation.

  6. Dorina, this is lovely. I hope we’re all doing some wandering, watching for that “lake”. Love to you and yours.

  7. lovely write up ! we are all in this journey together … we all seem to be on the road wondering what’s ahead ??? I have found that even tho this is not a wonderful journey I have decided to put away the stress and fear for now. I’m at home with my family and each hour matters. we are learning from eachother and really getting to have that time together as a family…..so while I can’t see what’s coming up ahead I can enjoy today the best I can .

  8. It is good to hear from others who are having similar thoughts I’ve had as we go through every day being another day of the unknown. I wouldn’t want to go through this pandemic without God and the faith and trust I have placed in Him. I wake up in the morning and after the fog clears from my sleepy mind, I remember, yes, we are still going through this and then I say, Lord, this is hard, but I will keep holding on to You and trusting You!

  9. Dorina, just recently I copied a quote from Streams in the Desert by L. B. Cowman (and updated by Jim Reimann) that not only answers your closing question but perfectly mirrors your beautiful and meaningful post: “You can trust the Man who died for you. You can trust Him to thwart each plan that should be stopped and to complete each one that results in His greatest glory and your highest good. You can trust Him to lead you down the path that is the very best in this world for you.” God could have stopped the coronavirus from becoming a pandemic, but he chose not to. So somehow, his greatest glory and our highest good will result from our journey down this path. I’m looking forward to that view at the end of the road, when we catch a glimpse of his glorious outcomes!

    • Nancy,
      I’ve read Streams in the Desert multiple times with my late husband. It was truly our life line, especially when we were on the mission field in Haiti and through his cancer journey. I’ll have to look for this quote you mention. Perhaps this book has been training me to have this outlook all along. Thank you for resonating.

  10. Dorina,

    My life verse is Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you. To give you a hope & a future”. We need to use this time to build our trust muscles. Leaning harder on God than ever before. This pandemic was no surprise to God. He has great plans to get us out of it safely. He knows & Understands the landscape of our lives. I have been ruminating on Psalm 23:4 Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for you are with me; your rod and your staff they comfort me. Even in this dark valley He is with us. I am working in a big hospital as unit secretary. Trying my best to help patients & their families in this trying time-no visitors. Cheered patients on as they get up & walk down the hall, read a family sent card to a patient & just try to cheer them up as best I can.

    Praying for everyone as we shelter at home, deal with loneliness & extra stress. May everyone stay healthy.

    Blessings 🙂