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November 2020

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: Like Wool on Sheep – pg. 1 Descending to Serve – pg. 2 Thanksgiving for Everyone – pg. 5 Scaredy Pants – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8

A Marathon, Not a Sprint by Ed Dunn

Isaiah 40:31 (NIV) – “…but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint…” Chariots of Fire I remember this verse well from my youth.  The year was 1981 and the hit movie, Chariots of Fire, had just been released to widespread appeal and critical acclaim.  In one of the most memorable scenes within the movie for me, the Scottish sprinter, Olympian and missionary, Eric Liddell, stood in the midst of a cold rain surrounded by soaked yet eager on-listeners.  As the wind blew, he recounted these poetic words ...

Back to Normal? by Monte Wolverton

As the coronavirus was just peeking over the horizon, my wife Kaye began to experience disorientation every time she awakened from sleep or a nap. Beyond that, she became weaker and unable to care for herself. After many tests, doctors are still working on a diagnosis—but the bottom line is that she requires 24-hour care. This was a huge change for both of us. Suddenly we were pretty much restricted to our home. Just as suddenly, the coronavirus descended on the country. Our Washington State Governor Jay Inslee ordered everyone to stay at home. For my wife and I, what else was new (aside from the threat of an insidious disease with dire ...

Got Corona Cabin Fever? by Laura Urista

Are you starting to feel edgy, irritable, impatient and like you desperately need a break from your spouse, kids or other family members living in your home? Does the old adage “familiarity breeds contempt” describe your current living situation? You’re not alone. Due to the Corona-virus pandemic and “stay-at-home” orders, most of us have been stuck at home for a few weeks now, and many are experiencing a phenomenon commonly known as “cabin fever.” House of Anne Frank “Cabin fever” is a term used to describe being isolated, confined or stuck in a similar routine, place, or position for a prolonged period of time. It can cause ...

Is the Coronavirus the Sign of the End? by Greg Albrecht

Here we go again.  It’s the end of the world … again!  It seems with every catastrophe, war and pandemic the prognosticators, soothsayers, fortune tellers, scam artists and snake oil salesman come out of the woodwork,  peddling their tonics, elixirs and solutions.  Sadly, many do so by twisting the Bible into a pretzel like configuration, as “proof” of their ideas, books and products.   As alarming news of the coronavirus started to spread, Jim Bakker, a discredited televangelist who served almost five years in jail for defrauding his listeners and followers, was back in action.  He started to ...

When Can Life Return to Normal? by Greg Albrecht

A blog I was reading a few days ago cited a portion of a lecture C.S. Lewis gave to his students at Oxford during the dark and dismal days of World War II. In this excerpted quote, when Lewis mentioned the word “war,” I have taken the liberty to suggest, in brackets, the substitution of “the coronavirus.” The war [the coronavirus] creates no absolutely new situation, it simply aggravates the permanent human situation so that we can no longer ignore it. Human life has always been lived on the edge of a precipice. Human culture has always had to exist under the shadow of something infinitely more important than itself. If ...

A Message of Comfort, Care and Compassion by Greg Albrecht

Better to light a candle than curse the darkness Every day for the past few weeks we have all heard increasingly discouraging news related to the coronavirus pandemic. Each news cycle informs and cautions us about further restrictions. It seems that the “walls are closing in on us” and our world is shrinking. We are also seeing and experiencing what can happen when fear turns into panic and every-person-for-themselves greed. Can we picture Jesus pushing and shoving his way to get a few items left on a grocery store shelf? As Christ-followers, while we should and must take care of our necessities, and be careful not to ...

Coronavirus

CWR/PTM has received comments and questions about our perspective on the worldwide concern of this virus.  We are, of course, far from medical experts and do not give medical advice.   Are the stock markets and governments over-reacting, or are governments not going far enough to prepare?  Is the fear and panic generated by this virus greater than the actual concern.  Is this a phenomenon similar to the counsel former President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave – “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself?”  While we are hearing questions and worries, we received a link from one of our readers to the following article about ...