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Who knew 2020 would be the year a robust economy and a super-low unemployment rate would be destroyed, and our way of life would change drastically, never to be the same again?
For the first time since the 1918 pandemic, we found ourselves suddenly "sheltering in place" at home, homeschooling children, working remotely, or reeling from sudden unemployment. Bars, restaurants, Broadway and many businesses were ordered closed.
Life as we knew it and business, as usual, are gone. This has brought about increased anxiety, depression, and even PTSD. I want to assure you that God is with us. Psalm 139 tells us there is no place we can go where He cannot find us. For me, that is comforting. To know God's there and that he pursues me should I falter is reassuring. I don't know about you, but in times like these I'm so grateful to have a solid rock like God to anchor myself to and weather the storm.
If you are struggling through this worldwide shutdown with depression, grief, or perhaps even traumatized from the death of a loved one due to COVID19, call me at 630-557-6229. You talk, I'll listen.
If the isolation of the stay at home orders has thoughts of suicide running in the back of your mind, please call right away or the National Suicide Hotline number on the Contact Page of this website. Most everyone has had the thought of suicide pass through between the ears. The good news is thoughts are just thoughts until you act upon them. I've had clients be very relieved to know that they weren't likely to follow through if it was one of the millions of thoughts that are momentary and pass through. And don't believe the myth that asking someone if they are considering suicide will make it happen. You may even save a life by asking. Please read the blog on suicide for the facts.
I am available to come to your home with appropriate COVID19 precautions or consider a video counseling session if you are more comfortable that way. SOLUTIONS-the first PRN Contract Chaplain Services provider for Healthcare is now available for businesses needing one on a temporary basis. I'm looking forward with great anticipation to what God has in store for New Day. Share with us in the comment box below. Your words could brighten the day for someone. We all need to feel loved and valued. So pay it forward!
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