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God’s Goodness Is In All Circumstances

Ponderings… I may have posted something similar previously, but the thought, the concept of this truth, stays with me…

In praying the Psalms, patterns reveal themselves about God being ever present. Perhaps at some point I may do a series on all of them.

Psalm 31:19. Oh how great is Your goodness, Which You have laid up for those who fear You, Which You have prepared for those who trust in You in the presence of the sons of men.

Psalm 23:5. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup overflows.

When reading through this Psalm 31, it becomes evident that King David is experiencing a great amount of adversity. The accounts of his life reveal unimaginable strife, turmoil, conflict, war, affliction, sin, and rebellion. All of these conspired against the right to reign over God’s people tasked to him by the Lord, for which He was anointed. He is a rough type or shadow of Christ, and called a man after God’s own heart.

What becomes clear is that his attention is set above these challenges. The progression of his prayer shows first how he brings his lament over circumstances to the Lord, and he moves into profession of faith :14 – “But as for me, I trust in You. You are my God. My times are in Your hands.”

He then asks for deliverance from his enemies and persecutors, and to be saved out of the circumstances. It was time for the wicked to have their day of shame, even to be silenced in the grave! He boldly calls on the power of God to put down the bullies (my word) who lie and speak insolent things with pride and contempt against the righteous. This seems to be the pivotal point for turning things around – where the prayer changes direction.

What follows is essentially a chorus of praise of God, Who in spite of circumstances works miraculous things, bringing the light of awareness of it into very dark times. Right in front of a world in conflict and opposition with the Lord and His people.

Verses 23 and 24 are strong encouragement to love the Lord and hope in Him. This is for all us saints – those set apart for His plans and specific purposes for each one.

Be of good courage! (A good time to check out Romans 8:18-30) The promise follows, based upon his experiences and knowledge , “He shall strengthen your heart!”

There’s a little meme out there which keeps popping up: “Stay calm and pray a psalm.” You can also sing, chant, read reflectively, or meditate on one as well. This one covers the bases of how prayer can flow, going from a lament over how things are perceived circumstantially, through laying down that view and burden at the Lord’s feet, and then accelerating up into a place of transcending our view of circumstances, by way of declaring and praising God’s goodness and blessing for those who put their trust in Him – in the presence of the sons of men, who will either be full of hatred and envy, or there may be some who will see it who will come to Him in surrender.

This is why the Psalms are often called the prayer book or the hymn book of the Church. Over and over the pattern is made clear, by David and the other very artful inspired sacred song writers who contributed to the Psalms, that our Lord is very interactive in the affairs of those whom He has claimed in Christ Jesus.

The Psalms show us how to make prayer practical and applicable to life.

If our “religion” is not that, making us aware of what a relationship with God looks like, then of what use is it? The cross is the path, and it is not the easy and broad way.

Soli Deo Gloria. Amen.

“Off world” and out into the blue!

Blaise

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Rambling Thoughts on a World at War

There is so much good, beauty, and creativity which our Creator Heavenly Father has brought us into in this life. It is here to enjoy and to bless and to strengthen. All anyone has to do is look out the window or step outside to see it. Or look at the face of someone near and dear, and say, here is the image of God right in front of me.

The electronic devices have us instead peering into the oblong icon of technocracy and its allurements. It becomes more and more difficult for parents to exercise their God given authority to monitor what their children are being exposed to. And certainly the public schools – another “trusted authority” – add to this defilement of children through some teachers and officials who are absolutely unworthy of any sort of trust.

Although it’s clear that there are things that will take place before our Lord returns, there’s a part of me that still cannot, in some ways, fathom that we’re in a space where so many love only the darkness, and want to bring others – especially children – into it and literally work to defile and demoralize them.

A “culture” that also seeks to murder its unborn and infants, to legitimize assisted suicide, to rid itself of the old or infirm, or anyone it regards as “useless” or inconvenient or too expensive, and also continues on its path of (its old favorite) war (asymmetric and eventually kinetic) and destruction in plundering and possessing other people’s stuff, so they can play god and “redistribute” the wealth according to that culture’s atheist ideology, is headed for destruction itself. Whether it can even be regarded as a culture is debatable.

Is it any wonder that John the Apostle makes clear that the whole world (system) is under the power of the evil one?

Go and read the little Book of Jude in the Bible, and see if it is not a depiction of our times. Many will say, Oh, there have always been times such as these. Yet… those times were somewhat regional. Currently these attitudes and afflictions are on a global scale.

As Christ makes clear, “And when the south wind blows, you say, ‘It will be hot,’ and it is. You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and sky. Why don’t you know how to interpret the present time? And why don’t you judge for yourselves what is right?” Luke 12:55-57. (Berean Study Bible)

The world has been at war for longer than most imagine. That began in Genesis 3.

But still the blessed and the beautiful are present. Because God is present everywhere.

Seek Him with all your heart; seek Him in all you find before you each day; seek Him in His Word which reveals His Son. Ask Him to reveal Himself to you. It is vital to walk with Him now.

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Written 3 Years Ago

Experts and Deception

What happens when authority figures are never questioned, or when their feet are never held to the fire of their promises and words, or the veracity of their claims?

Most of the populations of this world have been taught to never question religious dogma or what their leaders’ backgrounds actually are, political authorities, what the education system promotes and who’s behind it, the prevailing winds of politics, whether the medical system can be trusted to manage your health, and so forth. We sit idly by while we are taxed to death and insurance poor – all to buy into these systems we blindly trust which rob us of our hard earned wealth.

We got duped – because too many trust the news broadcasts and their spin for example – with 8 years of the most noxious leftist administration and agenda seeking the destruction of our Constitutional Republic that this country has ever known (and a voting population that pretty much swallowed the bait hook, line, and sinker). Along with this Trojan Horse of carte blanche open border immigration.

Then the pendulum seemingly swings the other way. What’s the current leadership doing? Who really knows? It still remains to be seen, in my opinion.

We have been conditioned to look upon some things which are ridiculous as being trendy and cool, but do not bother to find out why something has become so popular as a movement, or who may actually be behind it.

We have been so conditioned to trust with blind faith the “experts” in every field – that they always know what’s best, that they have our best interests at heart (or do they appeal through our “beast” interests), that the redacted history we have been traditionally receptive to is correct, and that we actually are too stupid to think for ourselves.

Buy in of that last one had to come first – that we cannot trust our own thinking processes or what we’re actually seeing – thus our most basic human God given reason and senses are tampered with by those who seem to perceive themselves in some ways superior, and therefore must “interpret” even the most obvious for us. Darwinian evolution plays handily into that. After all, if you can be convinced you’re little more than a monkey, clearly you cannot think for yourself.

What’s rolling out across the land and around the globe is a result of that conditioning. Good luck with that. It takes time to ACTUALLY stop, look, listen, and question. Maybe it’s time to take the time. The clock is ticking.

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Why Not?

Why not mandate healthy eating? Why not mandate weight loss? Why not mandate regular exercise? Why not educate doctors and other health pro’s about working with their clients about what supplements, herbs, and natural health enhancements and cures might be alternative routes to vitality (including the spiritual, mental, and emotional ESSENTIALS)? Because those would not generate billions of $$$s for Big Med and Big Pharma and the Rockefeller chemical petrol industry on which they’re based.

Besides it would not be politically correct or “sensitive” to suggest to anyone that they actually can be responsible for major input into their own health.

So lets’ just keep pushing pills, poisons, and procedures instead – including dangerous, fast tracked, untested vaccines – for which Big Pharma has no legal liability!  That in turn generates more sick people dependent on the medical pharmaceutical orthodoxy and their priesthood of experts. who cannot be questioned. These devotees seldom get better, but are just managed in their sick care by someone else, and  believe in and go along with what allopathic authority figures tell them, without question.

By the way, Pharmakeia means witchcraft. See link.

https://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?t=kjv&strongs=g5331

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View From The Window

I’m looking out beyond the parking lot at the corner (it used to be a nice grassy field) to the wooded (thankfully protected for now) area southeast of here. I’m struck by the beauty and abundance of nature in the late spring – so full and green as the wind moves around the leaves – against the gray sky beyond it.
 
Squirrels and crows provide entertainment in the foreground. Last night there was even a frog out by the little “cement pond.” I’d never heard a large one before; there are always many of the little ones. It’s an in ground glorified bird bath put in decades ago by the patio, about 3 feet across, shaped like a lop-sided heart. We have a pump in it in the summer that shoots pleasant sounding bubbling water gurgles into the air. This time of year it’s always plugged with soft maple whirly helicopters and has to be cleaned once a day at least.
God must love soft maples, as He gives them a lot of reproductive capability. And He loves squirrels too, because they’re well fed by the maple seeds. Nature reflects His generosity. It witnesses to His truth. Everybody is cared for. The flowers of the field and birds of the air. There’s enough to go around. Are you not worth more than they? asks Jesus.
 
Then I heard these strange noises on the other patio. I went out to see about it and found 6 squirrels (5 black ones and a gray one) arguing over some pumpkin seeds I threw out the other day. They looked up, assessed the situation and then scattered. I brought them more. Note to self: Go to Tractor Supply tomorrow and get some mix or peanuts for the critters. Someone might ask, why feed them with everything nature provides so well in the warm seasons? Purely selfish I guess. I love to see them come up and have lunch with us – on the other side of the window. Life can be good with the simple things.
I bet it could be even better if we realized that the Good Lord put a very special “law” right into the fabric of everything: “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.
 
This is really the way things work harmoniously and without harm – by the fearless exercise of generosity – not by force, fear, extortion, cunning, conniving, and destroying things because you have been taught to regard yourself as a victim, and feel that others have what you want so you hate them.
That is the lie and the behavior of the evil one and those “at the top” given over to him. His minions use people who don’t know the truth to do their evil bidding. But in the end those used people will only be cast aside. They won’t get a piece of that pie as they were deceived into thinking. Those “seeds” will also bear their own rotten fruit, by the way, in the lives of those who sow them. Others will be blamed for the crop failure of course.
The bottom line is we’re always sowing and reaping, for good or for destruction. That’s just how it is. It’s what we do.
 
I’m not sure how exactly to best spread that good truth, except to put it into practice and share it with anyone who’s looking and listening; but it’s a message that needs to be widely spread and to bear fruit; and by the looks of things, it needs to be a clear alternative that happens fast.’
For now, ponder and pray about that. Listen. Practice generosity.
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The Key: B Natural

What everyone needs to do is start shaking hands, hugging, and frankly playing in the dirt and sand – nature contact!
I have been listening to the 2 physicians being interviewed, whose videos were removed from EweTube for questioning the narrative, as they speak about how microbes of all sorts actually help us stay healthy by boosting immunity. We exchange these little critters through normal social interactions like touching one another, hand shaking, hugging!
One of the physicians is predicting that when this stay at home lockdown ends, there will be massive sickness of all sorts, because we are not living normally we are not living normally according to nature’s way, due to having been stripped of much natural immunity. Add to that Mr. Gates’ “solution,” and it is a recipe for disaster.
No one but the arch fiend and father of lies could come up with so carefully orchestrated a design for the elimination of as many humans as possible.
Many prayers are still needed, until the Day dawns, and we need to be watchful, as things are not over yet. We should do the healthy and natural thing for our bodies which are the Temple of the Holy Spirit, even though the “experts” have different ideas for their own rea$on$.
PS: This is not medical advice from me! If your health is compromised already, do of course what you think you should do to protect yourself.
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Sensational Censorship

These are links to the TruNews coverage of Dr. Judy Mikovitz and Plandemic Film Uncensored. Big Pharma’s Stake in the Coronanvirus Pandemic.

Part 1: https://www.trunews.com/stream/coronavirus-censorship-trunews-presents-banned-plandemic-video

Part 2: https://www.trunews.com/stream/plandemic-film-uncensored-dr-judy-mikovits-exposes-big-pharmas-stake-in-coronavirus-pandemic

What these social media platforms don’t seem to realize is that every time they censor someone like this, they are creating a martyr for the cause of Truth and freedom of speech. When that happens, people automatically want to find out more about it.

Funny how that works, isn’t it?

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Electronic Mediumism

This is definitely a “bad news good news” piece! What are we becoming or allowing ourselves to become, and how has it come about?

The thought keeps surfacing that it might be a good idea to disengage and divorce ourselves from the habit of passively “watching” things in general, to not settle for allowing ourselves to have – as a pastime or a lifestyle – the habit of sinking down to “relax” in front of a TV screen, computer, electronic game, or any other device. The danger here is two fold: This cozy habit allows us to be both hypnotized and programmed by whatever is being fed into us by whichever electronic medium or venue we are allowing, through this passive approach, to control our minds.

During this “quarantine” it is more tempting than ever to allow doses of an electronic drug of choice because few are used to stirring themselves up to any sort of creative pursuit, reading, or engaging in thoughtful conversation or any real interaction in the first place – let alone during any sort of forced confinement. (This is probably why people in prison seldom reform.)

My thought is that this behavior pattern (passivity and watching) is the foremost reason why we have come into this controlled state. TV (a general term for all devices, in my opinion, enhancing and encouraging passive watching) has been “broadcast” (cast broadly) right into our midst and minds. An electronic gate has been opened into the mind and senses and right into our living rooms where we would never knowingly open the door to any thief, murderer, or rapist. However, so many are blissfully unaware of the power of words, images, and music whereby they allow themselves to be entranced by these electronic mediums, – devices that hypnotize, program, and then control the mind. These are welcomed without question.

This should make it obvious how almost 4 billion souls have allowed themselves to be sold a lie (or half truth?) whereby they willingly walk into their homes and lock the door behind themselves for all intents and purposes, allow their lives to be stolen, as well as their ability to make a living along with it – let alone to be free to move about and enjoy the ordinary pleasantries we are used to having. God given rights and the power to be fully Human have been suspended and surrendered for a life of unconscious, stuporous, thoughtless watching (staring emptily at a screen). Most do not even realize or care as they also watch their lives, their country, their Constitution, and their world easily slip into the hands of the programmers representing the gates of hell.

If I could have one prayer answered for Humankind, it would amount to this: that the Human race – created in the Image and likeness of God – would snap awake and leave behind forever being passive watchers. I pray that we all can become aware of what’s happening and why, and then own up to our own willing participation in it.

We then need to turn that around and to become a force to be reckoned with against the technocrats and collectivists who over the years have offered us the trinkets of electronic mediumship by which many have been entranced and then fallen captive. A force PEACEFULLY to be reckoned with by understanding their agenda, turning away from it, and embracing our own life and purpose. No advocate of violence here. Understand! Shift the focus of your energy on your own behalf! That’s the thing. It’s a start worth attempting and sticking with it.

We need to seriously look at the parallels. People have throughout history surrendered their consciousness to hypnotists, spell casters, and mediums, willingly turning over (even if they think it’s “good” to do so) their mind to someone else’s suggestion. The same person who will say he’d never participate in such a thing – an occult activity – is the some one who will spend hours in front of a TV in a state of complete passivity. It’s no different. Mediums are witches when they are in human form, channeling spells and lies from another realm, dimension, or space of being onto a willing recipient.

This is why – going incrementally from radio, to TV, to YouTube and so forth – there are various electronic channels through which are directed programs that hook us into watching, whether it’s mainstream or alternative media. The verbiage is so in your face as to be unmistakeable. It is by these channels and programs that we have allowed ourselves to be entranced, mesmerized, and programmed – thereby permitting many to be rendered essentially unconscious (electronically anesthetized), manipulated, and maneuvered!

I keep thinking that one giant step for mankind might be to shut down all these devices by which we have allowed ourselves to become drugged and addicted electronically. Let the phone just be a phone, where people actually call each other to communicate, instead of a hand held “device”, about which we become frantic if we momentarily misplace it. We need to pull away entirely from these electronic leashes by which we have allowed ourselves to become regarded as lapdogs by those who manipulate the devices on the other end. We must snap out of our addiction to passive watching! Just shut the damned thing off (and I do use that word deliberately, as it is a damned thing, because it is in essence a medium used to coerce and control).

If we can do this, we may find in the current challenge (as in electric current!) that what awaits us is the most fertile ground and creative opportunity we have ever had to transcend the dark controllers! We may begin to actually grapple with the real questions: Who am I? Why am I here? Based upon the answers then, how am I to relate to what is going on and creatively offer who I am (my gifts, talents, time, and resources) the way God intended? This is, by the way, not to have them hijacked, extorted, or shunted from us by the thieving technocrats and collectivists which exist to rob us of our Humanity!

I recall the words of Jesus that the thief comes only to steal, kill, and destroy. What easy pickings we have become – by increments, ever since the onset of radio, TV, and eventually the Internet! We have been entranced into giving away all that we are through the wizardry of electronic witchcraft. All because of having become passive watchers. That’s the bad news.

We need to also reckon with the rest of His words – the good news: He came to bring us life and that in abundance! (See John 10:10) In God’s eyes we are Human Beings not human resources. We were created in His Image and Likeness – loving, holy, whole. But even after being seduced and reduced early on, He has provided a Way to end captivity and tyranny – THE WAY – through Jesus Christ, to become all that He intended us to be in Him – by Whom we are  reconciled to our Heavenly Father, resurrected, refit, and restored. It’s offered if we will but keep on asking, seeking, and knocking for this new direction.

The times challenge us more than ever with the question that is a clarion call: Do I want myself to be diminished by the gates of hell for destructive, sinister, dehumanizing purposes of becoming some sort of entity in a Borg like collective, or shall I surrender myself to the restoration of my full individuality and Humanity in Christ Jesus, to Whom belongs all authority in Heaven and Earth?

The latter requires not only awakening to Truth, to what is, to reality but a willingness to be divinely restored, but also an active participation in the process.

Truly – to be or not to be? That is the question.

 Soli Deo Gloria!

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Absurdity

Yesterday’s adventure took me to the grocery store. Which now has only one entrance, inconveniently and dangerously leading up a step significantly higher than is normal for any curb or a staircase step. The lady in front of me (I was still crossing the drive between parking lot and the entrance) tripped and fell. I called out to her to see if she was OK. She sat there rubbing her knee. Said she was fine, got up, limped into the store.

For Pete’s sake, if you’re going this route, grocery stores and “essential” businesses, at least put the entrance by the wheel chair accessible part of the sidewalk, which cannot even be accessed by those in wheelchairs, or those motorized grocery carts, so people don’t trip! Even people who can walk have trouble getting up that spot on the sidewalk! Especially with a mask on their face which they cannot see around because that’s not something they’re used to. There is a certain amount of reduced access to fields of vision around these masks. I know, as I wore surgical masks day in and day out for many years. And there’s a “learning curve” believe it or not to seeing around them.

I had a cart with me, which I usually try to do, taken from the cart coral. A courtesy I’ve maintained over the years. So I had to juggle to get it onto the sidewalk. Then you get inside and this recording keeps playing. Over and over it’s the same thing about how we are “keeping you safe” with our protective shields at the checkout. And maintain your social distancing. Dystopian brainwashing. I thought I was on some dark futuristic sci fi set. Too bad you don’t care as much about your unsafe roped off entrance! My mood of course steadily improved, keepin’ it on the sunny side. Right. Guess again.

The lady who fell had a mask on. As did many others in the store. There were also glove wearers. Here’s my take on this absurdity, as someone who worked in O.R.s for 43 years, military and civilian, – until I retired in 2011, based on what I was seeing juxtaposed to what I know to be proper usage.

First of all, these things are meant for specific uses under controlled conditions, where everyone involved understands the protocols for wearing masks and gloves. People are trained to do this. There are techniques for donning them and for removing them, so that you don’t add to the contamination problem. None of which the public understands. These practices also occur within controlled environments to which the public has no access, so I am not blaming them. However…

Out there on the street it’s anything but controlled. Homemade masks made of t-shirts that looked like dirty underwear, gloves of the winter variety – not even exam type or food handler rubber or nitrile gloves – were being worn. People will get sick just from having wet filth from their own breath, rolled up around their mouths and nostrils and eyes that grows bacteria in warm, moist growth medium. A fly could crawl through the weave of many of them! The protection these masks provide the wearer is dubious, and their gloves certainly don’t provide any protection for others, after they handle door knobs, car doors, the family dog, grocery carts, produce cans, and cereal boxes! One is better off simply washing one’s hands, or carrying along hand sanitizer. (Oh I forgot, we ran out of that.) Especially anyone who is not wearing gloves so you don’t get a disease from the glove wearers! These uneducated practices are setting up more disease than they prevent. It is also self protectionism without regard to anyone else – due to ignorance.

The postal carrier came by the other day with 2 packages, which she handed me. She had on “exam” gloves, which were filthy with dirt and ink that came from the packages I watched her rummage through before she got out of the mail truck. I pled the Blood of Jesus, and took the packages with a smile anyway. That might protect you, honey. But you’re sure not doing anyone on your route any favors with all that filth on the outside of your gloves. And of course your hands are not getting washed much either, because you are under the illusion that this protects you. But guess what? Your hands are growing their own little animal farm underneath those gloves.

Then I had a friend tell me she wears 2 masks and her winter gloves in the store. I saw a lot of that. Filthy wool or leather gloves. This IMO is due to the fear porn over no one coming up with any verifiable evidence on a consistent basis as to what the coronavirus is, where it came from, its nature, or frankly if it even actually exists. Much nebulosity IMO. Or any viable knowledge about PPE. People are grabbing at straws.

This is all reaction, not emergency response. The best idea is, if you don’t know what you’re doing, then don’t try to help or be part of the solution. Get out of the way! Or better yet – educate yourself on the Internet with mask and glove protocols. And it’s pretty clear no one knows what they are doing! It is fight / flight reptilian brain response all wrapped into one. The fear is palpable. One is likely more at risk from being attacked by the Toilet Paper Snatchers than a disease!

Incidentally, I’d also like to ask why – since there is reportedly a shortage of medical masks – the US government is reported to have sent one million medical masks to Israel, and then our government reportedly turns around and asks our US military personnel to just make do. They are reportedly told that they will have to make their own masks out of whatever they can find. Where’s the respect for our military’s needs, when this thing is being handled like it’s an enemy? Don’t they need the proper “protective shields” that have been given away to this little country, which for some reason reportedly seems to have such a strong say in whatever goes on in the USA. Or outside of it.

One wonders if the war model is always the best solution. War on drugs. War on cancer. War on terror. War on, war on, war on… Well, most of us are war out (pardon the grammar)! But which of these wars is ever won? Yet every time something comes along, it’s the same old modus operandi. Did you ever wonder why that is?

It’s time to cast aside these outmoded models of relating to everything by reacting. Supposedly, it’s reported, we have all these defense organizations designed to protect us. Remember 911? How well did that go? Remember Katrina? How well did that go? You name your favorite disaster… But we have TSA keeping us safe at the airport, right?

Who is running this show from behind the curtains, backstage? We need to stop going to the theater. In fact maybe the “theater of war” needs to be closed down. We’re all fed up with these reruns!

Follow the money. Who benefits from all this bungling in a big way?

By the way, anybody get that stimulus check yet?

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Attention Hoarders of Hand Sanitizer and Other Suspects:

Good old fashioned soap and running water are far more effective than hand sanitizers, which should be used ONLY when soap and water are not available. Even the antimicrobial hand soaps are overkill. (As we used to say when I worked in the O.R. for many years, “the solution to pollution is dilution.”) So this gives me a chance to vent. (Imagine that.)
Personally I find it unacceptable that, when needing the services of a health provider, that they choose to squirt on chemical hand sanitizers rather than walking over to the sink and do a decent hand wash before examining me. IF THEY EVEN BOTHER DOING THAT! Excuse me, you can’t take 20 recommended seconds to actually WASH your hands before you begin an exam, and then you reach for that nasty, unsanitary stethoscope that hangs around your neck, that’s touched 50 other people before it gets used on me??? And the oximeter. And the thermometer. I gag every time I need these services, as I observe all the breaks in technique. Why? Because everyone’s in a hurry!
It also takes 30 seconds for hand sanitizer to be effective and the effect may last 2 minutes. But does anyone wait that long before they come at you? This stuff has replaced good hand washing techniques, sadly. Even decent “scrubbing” in the O.R. where the body becomes more vulnerable than in just about any situation. Hey, your insides get filleted and you’re wide open to whatever’s there! Just sayin’.
Hand sanitizers build up goo on your skin, and can hide a lot of microbes. What’s needed is to wash them away with soap and running water. (One reason I actually like hand washing my dishes and do not own a dishwasher. My hands get at least one good dunky splish splash in hot soapy water a day!) Then feel free to don your exam gloves (which may or may not contain tiny holes.)
Whoever started this hand sanitizer fad is making a killing. And I’m not sure it also hasn’t contributed to nosocomial infections and outright deaths in hospitals or other settings. I’ve actually asked med techs and nurses to wash their hands after using those likewise unsanitary computer keyboards. And I am also not shy about asking physicians, PAs and nurse practitioners to go and do likewise. Imagine that.
Wake up, caregivers on all levels!
And kudos to those of you who do it right. Remind your co-workers will you?