The New Normal

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People are in shock at how fast things are changing.

In Virginia they closed schools for the year.

Parents are teleworking with children close by.


Scared, entitled hoarders are taking what others need.

The New Normal is a big adjustment for all of us but especially for the youngest and oldest members of our society.

If you know of a family in crisis, pray for the safety of the children and peace in the household.  Take action if necessary:

No more visits with elderly is a hard thing for them and for their loved ones.    Keep those lonely in the nursing homes in your special prayers.  And watch out for their safety.  Pray for them.  If you know of a senior being abused there is help for them:

We are adjusting to the


I have seen encouraging signs.

  • One at a church read “Praise in the Parking Lot.” 
  • Across the country seamstresses are making masks for healthcare professionals.
  • Restaurants are delivering to nursing homes and providing curbside service
  • Stores are learning to provide their services in a new virtual way.
  • I called customer service today and the worker was great.
  • Localities have announced parking lot hotspots for those without good Internet.
  • Worldwide there are reports of a healthier environment:
    • cleaner water and fish returning to the waterways of Venice;
    • cleaner skies in China and
    • less pollution in USA with a lot less cars on the road.

The New Normal may be stressful to you, but there are blessings.


Be vigilant, ready to help those in need and look for the blessings, too.

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit” (Psalm 34:18 NIV)

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