April 3rd, 2020
April 1st, 2020
Good morning…….it is another beautiful, sunny, crisp, spring morning……and we are thankful. As we follow instructions from the authorities to self-isolate and social distance, we can still see the beauty of God’s creation…..the evidences of spring-time. Despite the heaviness of the realities of our collective situation right now, the movements within God’s creation continue and we are thankful.
“Gabriel’s Oboe” is the main theme song from a 1986 movie called “The Mission”. A portion of its lyrics go as follows:
Whispers is a dream, the word is quiet and waiting,
And all around the air is still….
Then sings the angel.
When all has come to pass, the storm has breathed its last
And the rain has washed our fears away…Love will fall….
On us all….
The world will smile again.
March 27th, 2020
It is a beautiful, sunny, spring day today. God is good. He loves us and cares for us. He is faithful…..
March 26th, 2020
March 25th, 2020
You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! Isaiah 26:3
March 24th, 2020
Words of comfort and encouragement in the storms of life…
Psalm 23 https://youtu.be/pN4tPkX0MG0
March 21st, 2020: When you go out occasionally to get necessary groceries, remember to say “thank-you for what you are doing” to the cashiers and store staff and delivery people (if you bump into them)……they, plus the health care professionals, first responders and police services, are who are putting themselves on the line for all of us.
We thank them and pray for their safety as they do what they do.
March 20th, 2020: Pray for medical professionals, caregivers, and researchers responsible for fighting the new coronavirus.
God, as more people get sick, healthcare workers and first responders are working longer hours with fewer supplies and with more risk of contracting the new coronavirus themselves. Renew their energy and sustain them on long shifts. Bring Your protection upon them as they work with patients. Multiply their supplies so they have the protective items needed to stay safe on the job. Inspire and invigorate the research doctors developing better tests to diagnose the virus, create vaccines to prevent it, and identify protocols to eliminate the disease’s spread. Amen
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. —Psalm 23:4 (NIV) (from World Vision website)
March 19th, 2020: We are social beings. If at all possible we need contact with others. This contact can take place via many means. Today’s technology can help when person-to-person contact needs to be avoided, as in days like this.