I live in a mobile home park and while it is peaceful and everyone is friendly and accepting there is always at least one person that is going to be that ripple in the water to keep you appreciative of the other calm waters.

I have one such neighbor that is very intrusive, overbearing and obnoxious. She is passive aggressive and I have distanced myself from her. I printed a sign that reads “quarantine” on it. I taped it to my front door. I felt guilty because I am being somewhat deceptive because it implies I am quarantined because of Covid.

I had already told this person I am a loner by nature and that I didn’t want to be disturbed any more. I wasn’t lying. And after a few scattered attempts on her part of which was to her of no avail, I decided to hang the sign.

Since then the spirit of discontentment and contention has seeped into my own family. The outcome has not been good and the offending person removed themselves from our family unit. This has brought me much sorrow.

This morning as I think about my “quarantine” sign I realized that it isn’t really as deceptive as I felt it might have been originally.

I am quarantined against viruses, against contention, chaos and anything that will work its way in to try and disturb or destroy the peace of mind I so desperately need at this time in my life.

I hope more people are a little more kinder to themselves in quarantying their personal lives against the attacks from Satan. Let peace abound in all its precious forms and that the destroying angel may pass them by.


  1. Bethlyn Robison says:

    I think quarantining is a good principle to live by. You are so wise. šŸ˜Š


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