Saturday, April 4, 2020

Gay's Day in Corona Days

Greetings from Fulshea, Texas. The day is almost over. It's been cool and rainy. I even had the fireplace going.

Do your hands look like this?

We are told to wash them and not touch our faces.  

I'm beginning to think of a red lobster when I look at my hands. 

When Corona leaves, perhaps we will all continue this good habit of hygiene. If so, that will be a good thing.

What other good things can you think of to come from this time?

It's easy to come up with the bad stuff. Corona brought lots of evil. It's everywhere.  Good stuff and blessings? Not so much, but we have some.

God wants our attention. Does He have yours yet? He certainly has mine.  That's a good thing.

Models predict deaths will increase over the next few weeks. That's a major bad thing. 

Where will you spend eternity? Now is the time to think about your future destination. 

As someone once said, "We live in the land of the dying on the way to the land of the living."

Eternity exists. Like a baby leaving the womb and entering into this world, we leave this world to arrive at the next.

Babies don't want to leave the comfort of the womb, but the day comes, and mothers push them out into existence.

And the newborns love their new reality.

Because of Jesus' death on the cross, we can welcome our new reality in His presence when our time comes.

But let's not do it today. 

Corona, go away.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Gay's Days during Corona Days

Good morning from Fulshear, Texas

We started out at a pleasant 70 degrees. Rain is expected for the afternoon.

 Hubby and I went out for walks today, and we've been to the grocery store for items, but other than that, we are frozen in time inside the house.  

It's almost time for Passover. 

If Passover hadn't come first, we wouldn't have Resurrection Sunday. Better known as Easter. 

We will celebrate Easter at home.  Corona Virus is winning this round, but she won't be the ultimate champion.

I'm like the Hebrews in the Wilderness. I'm complaining a lot. I know God has got this, but I'm wishing He would hurry up and end it. Do you feel that way, too?

I feel sorry for the leaders.  President Trump, his task force, and the governors. They are all doing the best they can, but they are getting such grief over what they do. This crises is unprecedented.  Moses had a crises, too, and it was unprecedented. 

Moses, like our leaders, also faced a lot of opposition.  He must have wanted to quit many times, but he kept on doing the job. I felt sorry for the lady, Dr. Birx, at the news conference last night. She almost cried. She said she was around important people and she tried not to touch any surfaces. She was stressing how important it is to look out for each other. The enormity of responsibility for these leaders is horrific.

I wish the press would cut them some slack instead of finding fault.  President Trump is trying.

I think about the Wilderness Wanderings a lot these days. Especially since Passover is here. Approximately 3 million Hebrews left Egypt and seemed to rely more on Moses than they did God as they journeyed, and God wanted them to look toward Him and not Moses. 

Moses had one headache after another, and scores of people didn't like him and railed against him. He was an admirable man. 

Chronicles 7:14 says, "If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land." NIV translation.  God uses the government and leaders. I'm praying that they do the right thing for all of us.  This virus is of Biblical proportions.

God will send the rainbows at the end of this crises. Keep the faith.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Gay's Days during the Corona Days.

Good morning from Fulshear, Texas. We began the day with a cool, but humid 60 degrees, and we'll climb up to 80 before the day is done. Overcast skies are promised along with the normal humidity.

At this time of year, Texans and out-of-state visitors enjoy exploring hillsides filled with our state flower, the Bluebonnet.

Bluebonnets in the Texas Hill Country.

There won't be as many travelers this year, but if you go to the fields of blue, take a picnic lunch and eat it in the car. You'll find few restaurants open in the small towns you go through, but if you run across one, you must order take out and consume it in another spot. Picnics can be fun. The main thing is to stay away from sneaky snakes crawling on the ground and the devious Corona Virus lurking in the air.

My gym fitness classes are canceled due to that ugly lady, Corona, and I'll miss yoga today. Those stretches bring relief to tension, and who doesn't have mountains of that these days?

I may try poses some at home, and I'll take a walk later. I've gained three pounds since the beginning of isolation. I've spoken to others who share the problem. Inactivity and added pounds. I saw my neighbor recently, and we yelled to each other as we stood about 18 feet apart. (The docs recommend 6 feet, but we're extra cautious) She said, "I'm gonna be a fat, alcoholic before this thing is over."  She was kidding about the alcohol part. At least, I hope she was.

A friend texted me today. She said, "I wish staying at home would flatten my belly the way it's supposed to flatten the Virus curve!  Don't we all wish that? At least we could give old Corona kudos for that. She's certainly not good for anything else. She's a killer, and I wish she'd return to that hot, dark, place. You know the one I mean--Satan lives there.

Okay, back to yoga.

My least favorite pose is the one pictured above. I think it's called the Down Dog. It makes me nauseous to turn my tummy upside down. I won't be doing this one if I do them today.

Here's my favorite pose, and I love this one. It's real easy to do. I'll hold this pose a long time.

You know I'm kidding about the last yoga pose, right?

What do you dislike most about the isolation/quarantine? Here's a few on my list.

1. No Fitness classes.
2. My hubby at home and telling me how to keep house.
3. No Church.
4. Not being able to see our daughter who lives in assisted living.
5. Cooking and planning meals.

What do I like?

1. Reading books.
2. Reading books.
3. Reading books
4. Reading books.
5. Reading books.

I'm going to spend the day checking on friends. We are all suffering in some way or other. People are dying, and situations are mind blowing.

We're facing disease while other stuff goes on too. Stuff like divorce, financial difficulty, loss of jobs, to name a few. Our Bible Study lesson last week was from Romans 5. 

Romans 5:7-8  "Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates  His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."  NIV.

Right now, many of our medical personnel are dying as they try to save us from the ungodly Corona Virus. They are exposing themselves to death, and many are succumbing to the disease. 

Yet, in spite of the risk, they are doing their best to save us from the deadly virus. I hope they are successful, and I hope they live to talk about it. They might be dying to rescue a few, but here's the thing. Jesus died for all of us. 

Did we deserve it? NO! We don't deserve His great love, but He freely gives it. I'm hoping more and more people will come to know Him. In times like these, we need Him.

God bless you. Check in with me tomorrow. I'll give you a weather report and an update from Texas.

In the meantime, read some good books. I have a few on Amazon.

Sarah: A Mission of Love

Sarah: Laney's Angel

Sarah at Christmas