This is a tipping point in history, seismic shift is taking place

Published 1:19 pm Sunday, March 22, 2020

Ricky Swindle’s sign at Batesville Tire & Muffler  this week reflects what many in this area are thinking.


The question posed is, “Are we over-reacting or under-reacting?”


And it is the nation and world’s response to the COVID-19 virus pandemic he speaks of.


We will not know the answer until the end. When we can look back at this extraordinary time in history and make a determination. A lot or your answers will then be based on your own personal experience. It will also depend on the severity of the outbreak of this contagion in your immediate area. 


If we, collectively as a nation, have overreacted when all is said and done we will merely shrug our shoulders, raise our taxes and move on. If we have under-reacted we may regret it for the rest of our natural lives. Maybe for generations to come.


This is a tipping point in history, a seismic shift. The world has shut down. This is not the Twilight Zone or the Walking Dead or any of the hundreds of pandemic based movies and TV programs you can watch. This is real and in real time right before our eyes.


It will be interesting to see what happens in retrospect. You know what they say about 20-20 and hindsight.


My world has not been adversely affected to date. Dear Don and I were already in the midst of our fourth year of his quarantine and learning to live differently. 


We always have a month’s supply of things mostly because we live way out from town and try to conserve car fuel by making as few trips to town as possible.


We are not alone, we have each other. We have become accustomed over the years on it being just the two of us and find a sense of solace in that fact. Thankfully we enjoy each other’s company and we like the same things. Otherwise this would be a different story. 


We learned early on in this process that the Federal government nor the state government was dependable in the ways we might need. So we looked at one another and announced that we were in this boat alone and together. 


Of course we have family and friends and our beautiful church family to support us and encourage us but when things start to deteriorate in and around you you only have the one(s) that are the closest. Everyone at some point will need to prioritize their own family and selves.


That is how it should be. 


God has been a constant source of strength and provision for us and we have no reason to think that would ever change.


These sober times might cause you to reflect on where you stand with Him.  Read Psalms and how David was able to stay faithful during the dark seasons of his life.


 Ask Jesus to help your unbelief and enter into an eternal relationship with Him. That will not be an overreaction or under-reaction, it will simply be the right thing at the right time.


Personally, my biggest regrets in life have not been from all the things I did, but all the things I failed to do.


Stay tuned, stay healthy, smile, be kind, and pray.


Reach Sherry at or at 662.563.2525