It’s a well-known fact that tragedy has a way of bringing about the best and worst in people. I’m not here to discuss that. A second well-known fact is that people are more open to the idea of things being out of their control when they have hard proof that things are indeed outside their control.
How should we react/behaving in times of crisis?
Depend on God. Pray. Think about it. You have access to the one being in the entire universe who can actually change things instantly, and you let the chance slip by repeatedly because you felt embarrassed (insert other emotion: anger, resentment, shyness). That sounds crazy.
A Little Background:
I’ve probably prayed more in the last week than the rest of 2020 combined. Why? Well, I can’t breathe. I mean, I can. It’s just harder sometimes. Don’t know if I have covid-19 or some other disease that saps the strength and wallops you with random bouts of chest pain and shallow breathing. (I’m fine. Really. I think I’m on the tail end of it. Mostly, my energy levels are keeping on. Only occasionally am I experiencing the lethargic don’t-feel-like moving thing.) And it doesn’t really matter. I’m staying away from people anyway.
I mean the fragility of life becomes very apparent when every breath is an uncertain one. God can and will bring healing to many regardless of our actions, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t still seek His help.
The News is Getting Tedious
Depending on the source, it’s conspiracy this, tragedy that, we’re still short supplies, they’re lying, they’re covering something up, death toll reaches uncharted heights, random heartwarming tale, these idiots are still congregating, these sick people ignored the social distancing thing, etc.
Buckle in, people, we are probably in for another month or two of such headlines. If it’s stressing you, stop watching the news. And stay off social media, too. Go find a nice audiobook to listen to or watch a movie with the family. Enjoy the slower pace of life.
But what if I’m worried about my job, the economy, sick family members?
Talk about it with others. Don’t let it devolve into complaining about who’s messing up or any political nonsense. Explore your feelings. What are you really scared of?
All of the above?
Something else entirely?
Find something still going right in your life. List out things you’re grateful for. List out things you can’t wait to get back to doing. Life’s on pause right now for many. It’s not over.
It’s not strictly a numbers game. There could be a death toll of 1 and some family would feel that loss. Don’t focus on the what is wrong unless you have an answer to fix it. Focus on the little things. How can you help one person or one family?
You may not think prayer is a powerful thing, but try it. A little kindness goes a long way.
Audiobook Promotions …
Audiobook Crave is no longer a thing. I have also moved to have 11 of my books go wide…so I can put it on more sites. When that happens, codes for these books won’t work.
Were on Audiobookcrave.com (which just went under). Ones with links are relisted at Audiobooksunleashed.com.
5 Steps to Surviving Chemistry
Spirit’s Bane (Guardian Angel Files Book 1)
Kindred Spirits (Guardian Angel Files Book 2)
Violence in Vegas (Eagle Eyes Book 1) – not relisted yet
Rescue in Reno (Eagle Eyes Book 2)
Danger in Dallas (Eagle Eyes Book 3)
Devya’s Children Series Links:
Ashlynn’s Dreams Shorts – short stories featuring Jillian.
The Dark Side of Science – official prequel to Devya’s Children; Genetically altered kids fight for the right to live.
Ashlynn’s Dreams – Genetically altered Dream Shaper learns her gift.
Nadia’s Tears – Jillian tries to awaken her sister, Nadia, from a coma.
Malia’s Miracles – Jillian and her siblings try to save a friend’s mother.
Varick’s Quest – Jillian and Danielle get kidnapped. Nadia’s also in trouble.
Check out my other titles available on Audiobooks Unleashed:
Beyond Broken Pencils – contemporary, literary
Shadow Council Combo (Books 1-4)
The Individual titles are available but not yet listed on an ad site
SC 1: Money Makes it Deadlier
SC 2: Revenge Makes it Sweeter
SC 3: Christmas Makes it Chaos
SC 4: Treachery Makes it Tense)
Eagle Eyes – mystery thriller
Scratched Off – mystery, thriller; FBI agent vs serial killer, more intense than Shadow Council/Eagle Eyes
Awakening – Redeemer Chronicles Book 1, MG fantasy
The Holy War – Redeemer Chronicles Book 2, MG fantasy
Reclaim the Darklands – Redeemer Chronicles Book 3, MG fantasy
The Collins Case – Heartfelt Cases Book 1, Christian mystery
The Kiverson Case – Heartfelt Cases Book 2, Christian mystery
The Davidson Case – Heartfelt Cases Book 3, Christian mystery
5 Steps to Better Blurbs – for authors
Innova – Christian Dystopia
The Golden City Captives – short fantasy
Fatal Interest – short mystery/thriller