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We Need a Corona Virus Disposal

Sink opening of Garbage Disposal

Imagine you’re seeing: Corona Virus Disposal – Model COVID 19

“We Need a Corona Virus Disposal” by Joan Y. Edwards

A garbage disposal is a machine that is primarily used to shred food waste into super small pieces that won’t clog pipes.

Wow! I think you will agree that a Corona Virus Disposal would come in handy and a great aid to good health. A disposal that will shred the molecules of the virus into pieces so small they won’t harm anyone. They will disintegrate into the atmosphere! They wouldn’t attack anyone’s immune system.

That is not likely to happen. However, I believe that Social Distancing and wearing face masks act as a preventative.


Thank you, Pixabay for the image of the blender.

What about a blender that will smooth out dangerous  situations? This blender would contain one part forgiveness, one part hurt, and  one part love, and one part kindness. It will smooth out relationships, calm emotions, and leave a feeling of peace.

God gives us protection from illnesses. He also gives us the wisdom to protect ourselves by staying out of harm’s way as much as we can.

If God is ready for you and me, he doesn’t need COVID-19 to take us. Live believing that even with the COVID-19 virus around, if God is not ready for you, you will survive it. You will live to fulfill his purpose for you in this world.

I believe that the Scientists will discover a vaccine to protect us. They are working hard.

Thank you, Pisabay, for letting me use this image.

I am especially thankful for those who go out of their way every day to help others in spite of their fears of getting COVID-19 themselves.

There are many people who are facing their fears of COVID-19 and working to help others in ambulances, fire trucks, hospitals, doctor’s offices, rehab centers, senior living facilities, dentist offices, grocery stories, pharmacies, gas stations, painters, lawn  services, window washers, hair stylists, ministers, priest, restaurant workers, grocery shoppers and delivery, delivery services from restaurants. Please add the people in your mind who have done things for you!

Respecting yourself and caring about others is a wonderful ability! Thank you for all you do to help keep yourself and your family and friends, and the people who live in your community safe.

God is smiling on you! He will give you the graces you need to survive!

Please leave a comment telling me how you keep your cool and the the people you are grateful for during these troubling times.

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Joan Y. Edwards, Author
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Be Still and Know That I Am God

Be still and know that I am God. I will protect you. Copyright Joan Y. Edwards

“Be Still and Know That I Am God” by Joan Y. Edwards

Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted in the earth.”

In this time of fear and reality of the Corona Virus, COVID 19, a friend of mine, Judy Stanley, wrote me with this phrase: “Be still and know that I am God.”

Oh Wow! Powerful words full of double meaning when we have to stay still in our homes to keep the virus from spreading quickly and widely across our world.

Here is another Psalm that may bring you comfort.

Psalm 91:1-16

Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day.

Habakkuk 2:1 ESV
I will take my stand at my watchpost and station myself on the tower, and look out to see what he will say to me, and what I will answer concerning my complaint.

Our watchposts today are our homes. Those who are on the front line have watch posts that are in the middle of providing services for people in spite of the fact that the virus is all around us.

It is especially hard to protect yourself when you are out and about because there is no scarlet letter on the forehead of those who have it. As a matter of fact, there are from ten to fourteen days when the person who is infected with it, cannot tell themselves.

My great grandfather, Christopher Henry Meyer and his wife, Laura Landis had a terribly sad experience  with Scarlet Fever. It killed two sets of twins they had. Plus they had another child. They didn’t know the germs could stay on toys. They brought the toys down from the attic. The young child died of Scarlet Fever, too. Then they had two boys. One was my grandfather, John Francis Meyer; the other was my great uncle Chuck (Charles) Meyer. They lived a long time. Here’s a picture of Christopher Henry holding me as a baby in 1940. That’s my mother and my sister, Judith Carolyn Meyer (married name Thomson) in the photo with me.  They are all deceased but me.

Great Grandfather Christopher Henry Meyer and Joan Meyer York Edwards

So glad that my great-grandparents persevered and didn’t give up. They kept believing that things would get better and not give up on having more children.

There are many other passages telling the wisdom of staying still and letting God protect us:  https://www.openbible.info/topics/be_still

One of the prayers that brings me peace, when I can’t get to sleep at night or when my mind is bombarded with negative thoughts, I keep praying it over and over again.

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give
us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us
not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom and the power, and the glory, forever and ever.


God, please have mercy on us!

Kerry Weber has a good Corona Virus prayer:  https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2020/03/02/coronavirus-prayer

What is an astounding picture in my mind and reality today is the empty streets. Like a ghost town from western movies. However, this is reality. I watched the broadcast of the Pope yesterday. All the pictures you and I have seen of Rome were filled with people rushing by the side of the Pope to touch his hand. His walk across the street to the church was eerie and filled me with accepting the facts that this COVID-19 virus has made a deadly and feared attack on all parts of our world. Time Square New York, empty. Our highways traffic cut down to a minimal of people doing necessary work to keep us alive.

Doctors, nurses, paramedics, restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacies, cleaning companies, and the list goes on, and on, and on.

Pope Francis blessing and words of his message  asking God for mercy for all of our world on Friday, March 27, 2020:  You can read the words in thia America Magazine article. Pope Francis compares this time to the time the disciples were in the boat with Jesus during a turbulent storm and they were afraid.

Here are the words of Pope Francis:

“Dear brothers and sisters, from this place that tells of Peter’s rock-solid faith, I would like this evening to entrust all of you to the Lord, through the intercession of Mary, Health of the People and Star of the stormy Sea. From this colonnade that embraces Rome and the whole world, may God’s blessing come down upon you as a consoling embrace. Lord, may you bless the world, give health to our bodies and comfort our hearts. You ask us not to be afraid. Yet our faith is weak and we are fearful. But you, Lord, will not leave us at the mercy of the storm. Tell us again: ‘Do not be afraid’ (Mt 28:5). And we, together with Peter, ‘cast all our anxieties onto you, for you care about us’ (cf. 1Pet 5:7).”

Here are two sources with words from Pope Francis and activities yesterday.

America Magazine. Read Pope Francis Urbi et orbi Address : Corona Virus and Jesus Calming the Storm https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2020/03/27/read-pope-francis-urbi-et-orbi-address-coronavirus-and-jesus-calming-storm

Pope Francis gives a urbi and orbi  for the city and the world blessing and prays for end of corona virus around the world. https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2020-03/pope-francis-urbi-et-orbi-blessing-coronavirus.html

What words gives you calm, comfort, and faith that you will survive? Please share with me in the comment area.

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Joan Y. Edwards, Author
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