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
As some of my friends know, I play at playing and studying piano music. I also teach piano students how to play piano and read and interpret music, on a small scale. I've never in my life really had the opportunity to properly study music or piano, but I've done a lot, by God's grace, … Continue reading Good Friday Music and Musings
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 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
12/31/19 morning: As I write this I am tired and down. But I want to take a short time to reflect on 2019 and record my resolves for 2020. I believe setting resolves are helpful if we remember to keep our focus on them and ask for God's power and enablement to succeed in improvements … Continue reading Another New Year 2020
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?