Thinking of Mother’s

9 05 2020

Mother’s Day 2020

This Sunday, May 10, will be Mother’s Day.  This year the annual celebration for our mother’s role in our lives may be shaped and overshadowed by the corona virus, Covid-19, and the economic crisis resulting from national lock down.

Covid-19, a disease caused by the novel corona virus, emerged out of China in late December 2019.  Some believe it may have been even earlier. No matter when it emerged, the impact is undeniable.  We still don’t know the virus’ origins—whether lab-derived, lab-leaked or naturally occurring. The victims of this virus have been predominantly those who are elderly or weakened by underlying medical conditions.

Tens of thousands have perished here in the US.  Most tragically, the very vulnerable, located in nursing home facilities, have been the victims of this virus.  Careless staff or ignorant visitors unwittingly transferred the virus to patients who had no way to defend themselves.  As a result, all nursing homes nationwide have been closed to visitors.

This brings me to Mother’s Day 2020. My dear mother is in a nursing home located in a county that is a cluster hot spot for the virus. She is 95 years of age and in reasonable health, although bed ridden.  She has two living children, 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.  This year no one will be allowed to kiss her face or hug her neck.  There is a strange pain about not being able to honor her life in person.  This maybe our last Mother’s Day with her living. Just this week we were informed that the invisible enemy made its way into a staff member of the facility. To date there is no spread to other staff or patients, and we thank God for that news. We are praying for all in these difficult situations.

When we think of all the moms and grandmothers who have lost their lives during this pandemic, it’s grievous. We think of all the children and grandchildren who will not be able to celebrate Mother’s Day 2020 with their special lady. Many could not even say goodbye as their loved ones transitioned from this earthly life.  Please know that there are those who share your loss and care about your pain.

So, this Mother’s Day will be different for many of us. How can we deal with it?  If your mom is living and you can reach out in some special way, please do it. A phone call, a video chat, a special card, have a meal delivered or send a gift. If your mother is no longer in the land of the living perhaps you can celebrate her life in a creative way. Reflect, recall, and share memories or pictures that would honor her life with others.

Most mom’s work ridiculously hard and make real sacrifices for their children. I know mine did. She was a single mom who overcame addictions to give us a shot at life.  Of course, not all moms are positive role models. Some may have been dysfunctional– leaving us with painful memories.  None the less, we all can be grateful that we had a chance at life because our mother chose life.

This year let’s all do what we can for our mother or for her memory. Let’s celebrate the woman or women who embraced us like a mother.  Let’s do something kind and loving for our mom, grand moms, or surrogate moms because Mother’s Day 2020 will be like no other Mother’s Day in most of our lives. Moms are special. Grandmothers are very cool! Never underestimate the power of a righteous woman to bring those in her care to their full potential.  God bless mothers.

Happy Mother’s Day to my mom. I miss you. I love you. I will, by God’s grace, see you soon. Since I cannot visit you, I will help others celebrate the women who gave them life and nurtured them in their journey into and through this world.

HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER (which is the first commandment with a promise), SO THAT IT MAY BE WELL WITH YOU, AND THAT YOU MAY LIVE LONG ON THE EARTH.  Ephesians 6:2-3 NASB




4 07 2012

Okay, I will take the challenge.  Today Starbucks Chairmen, Howard Shultz, invites Americans for a cup of coffee and conversation.  The conversation is about the America that we envision, about coming together to solve our mutual problems, not waiting or looking to the politicians in Washington. First of all, I am going to take him up on the cup free coffee because I just like good coffee.  Secondly, I do enjoy meaningful conversation with others in a relaxed environment.  On a side note Starbucks would do well to return to its original store model and flee the retail merchandising model.  So I lend my voice to the conversation #INDIVISIBLE. The Pledge of Allegiance, gives me my first inspiration.

“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all”

The founding fathers of the United States on this day, July 4th, 1776, signed their lives, fortunes and honor away in the Declaration of Independence.  The Independence was from a despotic government being lead by a political leader who had lost his way.   Prayer, fasting, and bended knee before Almighty God gave these men the humility they needed to forge through their differences and formulate “A more perfect Union.”

The God of the Bible was their inspiration.  The lessons taught in the Holy Scriptures gave them guidance as they formulated the principles upon which they built this nation.  These men were great men, deeply convicted to seek the welfare of the people of the United States.  We would do well to follow their lead.

Before engaging in national dialogue on our many problems let’s identify what does separate us.  At the very root of our current division of an INDIVISIBLE nation is that we have rejected that we are a nation “UNDER GOD.”

As a democratic republic we must elect leaders to represent us in Congress and the Presidency who will fashion our laws and help lead us.  We have a President who believes he is above the law and can decide NOT to enforce the will of the people simply because he disagrees with it.  We have many Representatives who have forgotten they are “Public SERVANTS,” many are in it for the prestige and power.  Our leaders mock those who bend their knee in prayer and fasting seeking a favor of the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob as our founding fathers did!  How can these then lead us to be ONE NATION UNDER GOD?

So, let’s begin this dialogue with prayer.  Today, when I get my cup of coffee at Starbucks, I will bow my head publicly and pray out loud to God thanking Him for this wonderful nation called the United States of America.  I will ask Him to search my heart to see if there be any wicked way in me.  I will humbly acknowledge that insight and seek His face to empower me to overcome it.  Then and only then will I be equipped to engage in national conversation.

Let’s talk together as a nation as to how we can contribute to winning this election and ridding DC of politicians who wish to re-invent America in their own image, into a Socialist State that impinges on the freedom of the people.  LIBERTY AND JUSTICE require TRUTH.  TRUTH is morally absolute and not relative to situation.

Guy C. Carey launches blog!

21 01 2012

Well we finally made the leap into the blogosphere!

So many friends have asked us to share thoughts on family, life, devotional insights, entrepreneurial coaching and a variety of other topics that we decide to launch a blog.  Thank you for the interest.

I look forward to an exciting conversation with the wider world.

Stand by while we prepare our platform.  We will be back!

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