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?
I'm blessed to be retired from my job, usually with long mornings when I'm not feeling too chipper from Sjogren's Syndrome and autonomic nerve damage (dizziness, orthostatic hypotension)--resulting in the blessing of time at my computer and desk to do Bible study and prayer time. I'm presently studying the Old Testament prophecy books of Ezekiel … Continue reading A strange metaphor
From time to time people ask me about the products that work for me personally to help manage my Sjogren's Syndrome and other ailments. Usually this request is from another Sjogren's sufferer or sick person. Some of these products might help others as well. I decided to include this in my blog website for ease … Continue reading Sjogren’s Products