Travel is always easier when you take the trip with someone who’s been there before. That’s the part of the COVID19 shutdown and the ensuing economic decline that has rattled so many people. We’ve never been down this road before. We have no vaccine for COVID19. There’s a reason it’s called a novel virus. Novel means new and boy howdy, this one’s so new, it caught an entire medical community with moisture behind their ears.[Read more…]
What I Saw Today
Every day is a new day of discovery! God’s world, both physical and spiritual, is filled with wonder. Come explore God’s world with me as I see it for the first time.
I’ve discovered birds!
Before the surgery that gave me Better Than Ever vision, I never understood bird watching. Why get so excited over something you can’t see? I didn’t realize other people could see birds just fine, thank you. After my surgery, the wonderful world of bird watching unfolded, and I’m moving quickly toward fanhood. I still can’t see a lot of detail but I can see motion, a flash of color, and, if I use my assistive technology spyglass, I can see in full detail a bird on the ground.
What have I found so wonderful about bird watching?[Read more…]
by Christine Wingate
“Can I squeal for a sec?” I typed into my family’s long-running Facebook Messenger chat thread.
“I JUST SAW A CARDINAL!!!!!”
Now, spotting a cardinal might sound like a small, non-squeal-worthy thing. But for me, it was a novel, and therefore treasured, experience.[Read more…]
Let’s aim for 20/20 in 2020.
Why the deal about 20/20 vision in this particular year date? Unlike physical fitness or aerobic classes used to improve muscle tone and strengthen our core, we can’t change the vision we have.
- Perhaps your eyes are normal. You don’t need glasses and your vision is fine.
- Corrective lenses bring your eyesight up to the 20/20 level of visual acuity.
- Or, like me, no amount of prescription will give you what the rest of the world calls normal eyesight. And outside miraculous surgery, that won’t happen in this lifetime.
Or can we?
As fits the nature of this blog, I’m looking beyond physical eyesight. I’m talking about engaging our brain and hearts to see what our eyes are already made to see. And I’m talking about how we see God.
Let’s aim for 20/20 spiritual sight in 2020.[Read more…]