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Influenza x 100,000

This is the strangest post I’ve ever written.  The past three weeks have been a time of anxiety and fear for people across the globe.  Including me.  I have a suppressed immune system for medication I take and have recently (2 years) had cancer.  I’m 55, so not in the elderly group, but that’s about all I have going for me.

Well, that and tons of hand sanitizer.  Oh and an active prayer life.  Those two will hopefully save my sanity.

The Coronavirus ranks with school shootings and tsunami’s.  There is very little we can do after the fact, but a lot we can and must do now.

The obvious; wash your hands, sneeze into your elbow, keep six feet away from people, don’t shake hands or hug. 

But what can you do on a larger scale?  Volunteer with the local Red Cross, volunteer to deliver groceries for the grocery store (they are overwhelmed with deliveries right now).  Find out how to safely check in on your neighbors.  Don’t keep the momentum going on buying toilet paper, hand sanitizers, milk or food.  Buy what you normally need.  Share your overstock with the local food-banks.

And mostly, be kind.  Be the (helping) hands, and eyes that see (need) of Jesus.

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The Pieces 2020

Hello faithful readers (and new ones)!  It is January 2020 and my writing sabbatical is over, I’m ready to blog and share parts of my faith-filled life with you.

We often hear about the “hands and feet of Jesus.”  But what does that actually mean?  To me, it is the ministry of kindness.  Walking the walk, caring for people as you are able, sharing your time, helping with a project; whether for a child’s school project or a neighbor’s household repair.

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I also think it goes miles beyond “praying for someone.”  Don’t get me wrong, I am a huge proponent of prayer.  I have been prayed for, healed from mental anguish and cancer because of prayer.  I pray for others when I have no other option.  When there isn’t something I can personally do, I stand in the gap for the heartache of another.  So prayer is BIG….but bigger still, is doing what Jesus would do; if He were here in a human body.

A kind word, smile, a moment of your time, but most of all, an open heart that is willing to give.

To love.

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