My main concern today is the epidemic of rear-end car collisions that result when drivers are on their telephones while driving. I have heard complaints from both the medical profession and the insurance industry this week. A massage therapist showed me a drawer chock full of files for patients who are dealing with the long term effects. I am hearing all of this because I was rear-ended by a woman driving 45-50 mph while I had slowed down to less than 20 mph behind someone who was making a right turn. I am now dealing with a torn ligament in my neck (not serious but a significant long time nuisance.) I drive a big red Honda CRV, but she says that she never saw me. A busy schedule for last week was overrun by the demands of dealing with this. I missed two events I had anticipated for weeks. My car will be in the shop for 2 weeks. The results for her are much worse. Florida now has a law against being on the phone while driving, and the insurance adjuster was hoping that would become universal. In the meantime…dear friends, let’s keep our eyes on the road and look out for each other.
Weaving Prayer Into the Tapestry of Life
Martha Rowlett is a minister in the United Methodist Church, a prolific blogger, and author of four books on prayer. Her book, Weaving Prayer Into the Tapestry of Life, provides an overview of the understanding and practice of prayer, offering an invitation to the reader to move from thinking to doing.
Read Martha’s writings from her blog at WeavingPrayerIntoTheTapestryOfLife.Com
The former senior pastor at Rolling Hills, Martha has served in local churches and on Conference staff in the United Methodist Church. Originally from Virginia, she has lived most of her adult life in California and Washington and currently enjoys mountain living in Asheville, North Carolina.