"But Jesus would not entrust himself to them, for he knew all people." ... John 2:24
So here's what I shared at Facebook:
Worried about the coronavirus (or anything else)? This is a wonderful reminder--
I believe that? Yes. Seriously, I trust God to keep my family safe.
But who I do not trust? People. Especially the ones who believe it's hip, even godly to spread panic and those who blame our President for an outbreak that hasn't even happened.
Anyway, read some statistics on normal yearly flu deaths and it'll shock you what's happened every single year while you lived your regular lovely life. Perspective: it's a good thing.
Now, lest you think I'm being all la de da about this, let me add that always I'm careful to keep my immune system beefed up. And actually, this month marks the fact that I've been sick only twice in 9 years. A record for ol' Debra who used to catch whatever you'd toss her.
Daily I take these:
5,000 units of Vitamin D3
1,000 (or 2,000) units of Vitamin C
1 acidolphilus capsule
2,000 units of krill oil
500 units of magnesium
Lots of forgiveness toward others
And much godly, peaceful contentment
I would tell you I exercise and eat right, but that would make me a Big Fat Liar. ツ
And the last part of this? Since overreaction in our Country has become 'cool', I'm making certain Tom and I have 2 weeks' worth (minimum. It's more like 2 months, but I don't wish to overwhelm you) of supplies at home in case we're forbidden to leave.
But that part's easy. It's the way we live.
If you've read here long, you know I seek to live prepared for:
A job layoff
A natural disaster
A house-type problem
Another person's needs
A town/neighborhood catastrophe
And winter. Just plain ol' Buffalo winters.
Hey. Today's world is a dicey place.
The secret to (calmly) being prepared? Listen to God. He knows your specific future and His wisdom is endless. He'll tell you where to search for answers you, specifically, need.
And the best news? You can count on Him to face whatever it is with you. He'll show Himself strong in you as long as He's truly first in all your thoughts and plans.
And there is no fear in that kind of perfect love.
"There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love."... 1 John 4:18
Oh! And please do not torture yourself by watching the panicked people online or on tv. This is tons better--
"You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you because he trusts in you." ...Isaiah 26:3
An easy way to stock up for a two-week period?
Check your pantry supplies. List the non-perishables you have enough of for 2+ weeks. Try to keep these separate for awhile to only be used in an emergency.
(Keep in mind a 2-week supply of, say, canned corn doesn't mean you need 14 cans. I mean, really. Do you want to eat a can of corn every single day for 2 weeks?) シ
Consult your meal plan list (you have one, right?) Make a grocery list of items you'd need for those meals, especially non-perishables.
Only buy what you like to eat.
Remember your pets' needs!
Check to make sure you have 2-weeks' worth of paper goods and cleaning supplies. (More is better.)
Check your vitamins and medications to make certain you'd have enough of those, as well.
Occasionally go back and check all these supplies to see if you need to buy more for that possible 2-week period.
And speaking of Buffalo winters...... this is wild, right?
(Photos by Abandoned 716)
Oh! And Betsy reminded me: check out these frozen houses on the shore of Lake Erie. My, my, my.
"For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." ... Matthew 6:14,15