May 6, 2020. Today marks my 51st day of physically isolating and distancing because of the reported world Pandemic caused by the virus named SARS-CoV-2 and the disease it causes named COVID-19, both of which are loosely referred to as the coronavirus, and due to the world's reporting of and reaction to it. The national … Continue reading Pandemic Questions
I feel a need to try to describe what this social distancing/flattening the curve period of time due to the coronavirus/Covid-19 issue is like for me as a sufferer of chronic long-term illness. I wonder if any others in this boat have experienced hunkering down at home in the same way. I'd like to hear … Continue reading Hunkering down
Well, I certainly never saw the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic coming, nor its US/world economic consequences, nor shortages of supplies, and especially not the social distancing/self-isolation required as a responsible response to the virus threat that may be coming. Who ever thought churches would close services due to a disease threat? Etc. I am reminded of … Continue reading Invisible things and fear
I continue to pursue personal holiness as the Bible says believers should. I continue to fail often. I suppose I am not as bad as I could be, would be, were I not focusing on my desire to obey Christ out of love for Him. But oh how slow is my progressive sanctification and oh … Continue reading My Paradoxical Pursuit Continues
I wish I could describe what mornings are like for me when My body/brain tries to wake up. The brain: high pitched noise, can't think or function much, dizzy, groggy, can't come out of the sleep. The body-stiff, slow moving, pain in various areas. It feels like trying to resurrect from the dead, but without … Continue reading Morning Vent for the Suffering
I am going through a hard thing. I've been through quite a few hard trials over the years, but this one is hitting me harder than any before. For my friends who don't know what is going on, you are welcome to contact me. For any readers who don't know me personally, the trial itself … Continue reading Never burned
I am so convicted. I’m reading The NIV Application Commentary on Revelation by Craig S. Keener (Zondervan 2000) as part of my personal Bible studies/devotions and everything quoted in this post is from that book/author. Besides learning a whole new better way of looking at interpreting Revelation and apocalyptic/prophetic books generally, I am receiving such … Continue reading Need motivation?
I recently watched a movie called Hidden Figures. Well, actually, I drafted this on 3/2/18, so it was around then. A year and a half ago is recent when you’re in your sixties. And you never know what you’ll find when you attempt to clean off your desk. Hidden Figures is about three African American … Continue reading Little life-it’s enough.
I have not been well enough to write any new posts for a while, though many ideas often swirl through my mind. I thought this post might be good to repeat today and I hope it encourages someone. It encouraged me as I re-read it this morning while I was shuffling through and trying to … Continue reading Bears Repeating
I haven't felt like writing or doing or sharing much of anything lately. Winter tends to be hard on me, and each year it gets harder. It's becoming difficult for me to tell the difference between my sickness, fatigue, "brain fog" etc. and just laziness or discouragement. I feel like I am coming back out … Continue reading Today I am alive.