2 Timothy 1:7 ~ "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." 

Having lived in Florida for almost 50 years, when I hear someone say "weathering the storm" I think of hurricane season and getting everything in order. Making sure that we all have the hurricane supplies ready, having a plan in case evacuation is needed, and being prepared for the possible outcome of nature taking its fury out on our community. How-ever, the storm that is happening to us right now is not one that we were or are even still prepared for. Even if we thought we were. This is a situation that most of us never thought would happen especially world-wide. A virus that is causing complete chaos and isolation, food and supplies hard to get, jobs being eliminated, businesses that have been around for years will not be coming back, and so many unpredictable changes.


Remember that people are human. Pushing your beliefs on each other when one may not have the same mindset as yours is not the way to solve problems. Everyone has the right and knowledge to follow their own path and beliefs. Vengeance is not the answer.  In the song "The Age of Aquarius" it tells us about harmony and understanding. Why don't we just try that instead of turning against each other? The best path for everyone at this time is the path of harmony, understanding, and caring for your fellow man. Quit thinking just of yourself and what you have to gain from a situation but think of others by helping them and being a positive influence to each other, not tearing down our lives but building them up. This is a terrible virus that is trying to overtake us but through love and caring we may not conquer it but we can and will stay strong and united instead of pulling our world apart.


The spiritual side of weathering the storm is having the faith, not the fear, and believing that God will get us through this storm as He has so many others in our lives.

With Love and Blessings, 

Judy Russell 


Phone 727-522-7133


3700 40th Avenue N.

St. Petersburg, FL  33714

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