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MBN Commentary - Charles Morris
Charles Morris, a former secular journalist and bureau chief for UPI, is
now the host of HAVEN Today which airs at 2:30 p.m., each weekday on
Moody Radio Cleveland.
Records are meant to be broken and heat waves are no exception. And this summer’s heat wave is breaking more records over a wider area than ever. I spoke last Friday with someone in South Carolina. She said it’s just normal, humid, summer hot where she and her husband live. But for people in New England and in the upper Midwest, it’s another story. While people are shivering waiting for summer in Seattle, towns have hit upwards of 130 on the heat index in Iowa and Minnesota, 110 in Connecticut. Turkey growers are losing thousands of birds to this unseasonable roast. The weather is taxing the American power grid and, even in a place like Florida, the summer sweat is dripping more profusely. I love Disneyworld, but no thanks this July. Maybe we need to hear again advice from the Red Cross: • Stay hydrated and drink plenty of fluids, avoid drinks with alcohol and caffeine. • Wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothes. • Stay indoors and avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day. • Take frequent breaks if you must work outdoors, and use a buddy system when working in excessive heat. • Check on family, friends and neighbors who do not have air conditioning, who spend much of their time alone or who are more likely to be affected by the heat. • Don’t leave children or pets alone in enclosed vehicles. Two weeks ago, my wife and I were driving through New Mexico to meet our kids in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado for a family reunion. For years we always pulled off and paused at Raton Pass. We would smell the clean mountain air, maybe sometimes soaking up a few raindrops from the traditional mountain afternoon showers. This time, the air had changed, the terrain was different. The pass had seen one of this year’s many southwest fires pass through. The pinon trees were burned and the ground was scorched. Rain was nowhere in sight. Biblical images of promised relief take on new meaning in heat like this -- beautiful springs of living water, long refreshing drinks, cool protective shade. Without the Lord, life feels miserably hot and thirsty. In Psalm 32 David said when he refused to confess his sin the Lord’s hand pressed down on him and sapped his strength like the heat at midday. But the same Lord who makes us feel our need of him offers us relief when we come to him: Revelation 7:17, "For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd and he will lead them to springs of living water.”
If you’re intensely dehydrated physically then listen to the Red Cross but if your thirst is spiritual listen to Jesus, “Whoever is thirsty, let him come to me.”
CURRICULUM VITAE ROBERTO OGGERO , nato a Torino il 18/7/1947. Diploma di maturità classica presso il Liceo Classico "Cavour" di Torino nel Luglio Diploma di Laurea in Medicina e Chirurgia conseguito presso l'Università degli Studi di Torino il 13/7/1973 a pieni voti legali (100/110), con tesi di Laurea in Clinica Pediatrica dal titolo: "Le Mucopolisaccaridosi nel ' infanzia.
Primary Immunodeficiencies MEGAN A. COOPER, PH.D., The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health, Columbus, Ohio THOMAS L. POMMERING, D.O., Grant Family Practice Residency, Columbus, Ohio KATALIN KORÁNYI, M.D., Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio Primary immunodeficiencies include a variety of disorders that render patients more susceptible to infections. If left untreate