When has $1 ever equaled $8?
Better yet, when has $1 ever equaled $16?
Your elementary math teacher would probably shake her head with a quick, “Never!” right about now, but today, $1 does equal $16!
A very dear friend of mine lost his Mother today after a battle with cancer. This hits very close to home for me as I lost my Dad at the age of 62 to this dreaded disease. No one can explain the pain of losing your parent ever, but especially so early in life. That being said, I do believe it is a lesson that God provided to help me come to realize how precious each moment you have on this earth really is.
There was a small victory related to the ebola crisis when Dr. Kent Brantly was released from Emory Hospital. We are all thrilled that the prayers and heroic work being done by the team in Atlanta were able to stabilize the situation and reverse the course of the disease. The bad news is that the news is not good in relation to the people of West Africa. The Ebola crisis continues to grow, and there are no signs of it becoming controlled anytime in the future.
It seems that the chaos occurring in St. Louis continues to evolve and get even more out of control. How sad is it that the actual incident has been lost in all of this and its now all about looting, protesting, etc. Obviously there are people that have nothing to do with area trying to take advantage of the situation. How do you deal with something like this and bring stability back into a situation? Poverty contributes to the situation, but only leadership can help to bring order to chaos.