April 20, 2020

Mike sent the following observations about living in the world with the coronavirus. Sadly, his sense of humor is as bad as mine. Enjoy!

Tomorrow is the National Home-school Tornado Drill. Lock your kids in the basement until you give the all clear. You’re welcome!

2019: Stay away from negative people.
2020: Stay away from positive people.

The world has turned upside down. Old folks are sneaking out of the house, and their kids are yelling at them to stay indoors!

You think it’s bad now? In 20 years our country will be run by people home-schooled by day drinkers…

This virus has done what no woman had been able to do… cancel all sports, shut down all bars, and keep men at home!!!

Do not call the police on suspicious people in your neighborhood! Those are your neighbors without makeup and hair extensions!

Since we can’t eat out, now’s the perfect time to eat better, get fit, and stay healthy.
We’re quarantined! Who are we trying to impress? We have snacks, we have sweatpants. I say we use them!

Day 7 at home and the dog is looking at me like, “See? This is why I chew the furniture!”

Does anyone know if we can take showers yet or should we just keep washing our hands???

I never thought the comment, “I wouldn’t touch him/her with a 6 foot pole” would become a national policy, but here we are!

Me: Alexa what’s the weather this weekend?
Alexa: It doesn’t matter… you’re not going anywhere.

Can everyone please just follow the government instructions so we can knock out this corona virus and be done?! I feel like a kindergartner who keeps losing more recess time because one or two kids can’t follow directions.

Quarantine has turned us into dogs. We roam the house all day looking for food. We are told “no” if we get too close to strangers. And we get really excited about car rides.

We are living in a time of unusual, unexpected, and unpredictable change. And while this is a challenge that is facing the entire world, what we have to remember is that God’s got the whole world in his hands. Sound familiar?

Trust God and try to be positive in a world that seems to only want to focus on the negative. Laugh when you can. Cry when you need to. This too shall pass.

This is what Solomon meant when he said: “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1-4)

No matter what happens, God is here, God is good, and God is with us.

Prayer: Dear Gracious Heavenly God, in the onslaught of the never-ending news cycle showing the suffering of this world, use my gifts to make a difference and lighten someone’s heavy burden. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

We are living in strange times. God is still here. That’s what really matters.

Also, just for the record, I think this is the year the Mullet makes a comeback. Business in the front, party in the back. Just saying.

I pray your day is filled with joy and laughter.
Tom Robbins

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