Posts Tagged ‘ tragedy ’

WHEN BAD TURNS TO WORSE

Apr 2nd, 2013 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

How many times of late have we heard the cry, “We never expected ‘this’ to happen in our town!” “This” of course refers to the latest tragedy, turmoil, death, disaster, or crisis having taken place in one’s own community.

We perceive our own environments as peaceful, tranquil, serene and predictable. More and more they are not. The epidemic growing and spreading across the American landscape seems to be out of proportion. The frightening proportion of painful experiences touching growing numbers of families and individuals seems out of hand.

Bad seems literally to have turned to worse. Children are not exempt. Law officers are even not



BREATHE DEEPLY, PRAY EARNESTLY, LIVE PURPOSEFULLY

Dec 19th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Each day brings more revelations of those affected, of those touched, of those involved, of those whose tears won’t stop. The tragedy in Newtown is, to be sure, one of the worst catastrophes that could possibly invade anyone’s life. Cataclysmic and horrendous. Are there any words that conjure up just how profound the pain really is?

Persons most affected, those far distant, those whose empathy stretches beyond any miles, the many who know, somehow deep in their hearts and souls, what agony those nearest must be enduring. It will not subside suddenly. It will not dissipate easily. It will not ease immediately.

Each seeks to find something that helps. Some salve, some balm, some relief, Oh, Please dear God.



JUST FOR SUNDAY: 7/22/12

Jul 22nd, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Editor’s Note 07.23.2012: This post is normally replaced with a new one on Monday morning. However, it has received such accolades that we are leaving it up another day. Please consider sharing it with family and friends.

Our mortality and awareness of how near it is came strikingly upon us this weekend. We have been nudged, nay pushed, into a full fledged awareness of how fragile all of life really is. Someone makes a choice, an evil, menacing choice and others’ lives are literally devastated and ruined. Little to be done, at that moment but flee and hope and hide. Some were fortunate, figuratively speaking. For they will never