On Living with Omicron

If you don't know one single soul who's been impacted by covid in the last few weeks, my guess is that you're living in the proverbial cave.

It's everywhere you look.  

Yesterday it hit me that I had lost count of how many in my extended family either had covid symptoms, been diagnosed with covid, or had been tested for it, in some cases repeatedly.  Of how many trips and gatherings and plans have been tossed to the wind in recent weeks.  Of the number of conversations with frustrated people who are searching for accurate information or testing sites. 

By yesterday afternoon, I felt like I was having an out of body experience.

I'm not here to tell you how to navigate this ongoing covid reality.  For sure, nothing can be more divisive these days than heated, opinionated dialogue about masks and vaccines and mandates.  

But I am here to let you know you're not alone in the uncertainty of this mess.  And that precious 'peace that passes understanding' is ours as we trust in God to see us through, stretch our faith, and equip us to be hope-givers to other weary sojourners.

Let's live one day at a time.  Refuse to doom-scroll or constantly imagine worst-case scenarios.  Carry buckets of water instead of gasoline cans to put out the fires of frustration and dissention.  Choose to make wise decisions based on science and wisdom instead of fear, FB, or political punditry.  

Do whatever is possible to care for ourselves.  Love others well by protecting those we come in contact with.

And point each other to the Prince of Peace.

Peace I leave with you;
 my peace I give you.
I do not give to you as the world gives.
Do not let your hearts be troubled
and do not be afraid.
- John 14:27 -


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and Prevention

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This prayer request just came in from Martha Orlando's husband, Danny.  {Martha blogs at Meditations of my Heart}.  I share it with his permission. 
This is Danny, Martha's husband.  Martha is in the hospital with bacterial pneumonia.  It's going to be a while before she is back blogging or reading blogs.  She asked me to let you know what was going on.  How we got into this situation, I do not know.  It is not covid related.  Please say a prayer for her, she could really use the help.

Dear Lord,

We are grateful that You are very present with Martha right now, holding her tenderly and with great love.  May her hospital room be a sacred space where You do Your healing work in her body.  Calm her mind and soul with an extraordinary sense of Your peaceful presence.  Please guide the keen minds and kind hands of those who give her care.  Bless Danny and family during this difficult trial.  You know how deeply she loves them ... and You.

In Jesus' Name,


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