Out of focus

We live in a world that demands our focus. We have to focus on our little screens and our tiny keyboards; we have to focus on the traffic; we have to stick to plans and rules and guidelines; we have to focus on our health and our weight and our posture and, and, and. OneContinue reading “Out of focus”

An entire state – gone!

Earlier this year I decided to try to compare the number of Covid deaths in our country to counties in Alabama. I tried to get people to picture entire counties of people vanishing. Now, I’m sorry to say, I’ve moved on to states. We have now had 714,000 people die of Covid in this country….Continue reading “An entire state – gone!”

First place!

I’m running a 5k road race this weekend, and preparing for it reminded me of a time I was in first place in a race. I’ve never been fast enough to win a big 5k road race, but one day in the Fall of 1997 or 1998 I got it in my head that IContinue reading “First place!”

What a God!

I decided this morning that I needed some inspiration from the Bible, but I didn’t know what passage I wanted to read, so I put my thumb into a random part of the Bible(I did cheat a little bit, because I made sure it was New Testament) and then opened it up and without lookingContinue reading “What a God!”

If everybody jumped off a bridge…

It’s a very strange thing that there are still people that believe the vaccines for Covid are a bad idea. I wonder if it comes from that old saying “If everyone jumped off a bridge, would you too?” The old answer to that is supposed to be “No, I would think for myself,” but thatContinue reading “If everybody jumped off a bridge…”

Ventilators

Okay, I know I should know more about these things given the name of my blog, but I never really researched the process and side effects of being on a ventilator (until today), because I understood the concept and I realized it was a scary process. That was enough to know – or so IContinue reading “Ventilators”

It happened

After almost 650,000 deaths in the U.S., Covid has finally crept into my world. I just had the first person that I knew well die of Covid this week, and it feels just like I thought it would. Awful. I had not talked to this person in a long time, but he was a bigContinue reading “It happened”

Best movie prayer

As a Christian, I like to look for great spiritual messages in popular culture. Often times they are few and far between, but for that reason when I find one, it is usually special and stays with me over time. I found one of my favorite prayers in an action movie about vikings of allContinue reading “Best movie prayer”

Two months!

Two months ago we had 4000 new Covid cases in the U.S., and I was like okay….pretty soon we’ll be down into the hundreds and then it will basically be over! I’ve got to stop saying things like that to myself. Yesterday we had 187,000 new cases in the U.S. How do you go fromContinue reading “Two months!”