Rabbi Yosef Zvi Rimon, Visiting grandparents during the coronavirus pandemic (Jan. 26, 2021)… Read the rest
We have a choice.
Epidemics, like earthquakes, tornadoes and floods, are part of the cycle of life on planet Earth.
How will we respond?
With greed, hatred, fear and ignorance? This only brings more suffering.
Or with generosity, clarity, steadiness and love?… Read the rest
Unprecedented… This is our generation’s war… Nothing will ever be the same…
In the last few weeks many have tried to explain how all of the disruptions from COVID-19 have felt to them. There has been an overwhelming feeling of unfairness, as people have cancelled everything from weddings to funerals.… Read the rest
- Make sure the prayers in worship include mention of this virus and are coupled with the conviction that God does not abandon anyone but is present. Your own words in your church’s newsletter can bring comfort and solace which might reduce the heightened anxiety these days.
For the past few months, churches have had to adapt to the reality of COVID19. For some, this has meant online or live streamed services. For others, it has led to an emphasis on family worship at home. We’ve adjusted how we take offerings, how our youth group gets together, and so much more.… Read the rest
During this pandemic, many people are struggling with anxiety, loneliness, or depression—sometimes a heavy mix of all three. How can we help?
1. Ask God for help. In God’s economy, the helpers always need help, because every shepherd is also a sheep.… Read the rest
This pandemic has exposed pastors to new and unexpected pressure points in their ministries. Often, I’ve felt alone and exhausted. There’s no easy way out of the ditch of despair, but here’s some advice I hope will be helpful.
1. Discern your soul.… Read the rest