While driving through Humboldt last week, out of the corner of my eye I saw the temperature on an electronic sign. It said -197○ F. I blinked and then peered through my rearview mirror to look at it again. It did say -197○ F. How strange I thought and then, “Yep, it’s 2020.” As I thought more, seeing that sign recording -197○ Fahrenheit seemed surreal which is exactly how this year has felt. 

All of us have had to change the way we do things so that we protect ourselves and others from the coronavirus, so much so that our everyday is now consumed with making sure we have our masks and our hand sanitizer. We check in to see if our activities are still on schedule and if it is not cancelled… We ask, is it in-person or on Zoom or another form of media? All of this added to already busy lives or lives that are not comfortable with technology that is stressful and strange. 

We need stability and things we can count on.


Read the Rev. Cindy Finn's "Families of Faith" column with the church listings in the Oct. 29 Kossuth County Advance. 


Kossuth County Advance

14 E. Nebraska St.

Algona, IA 50511  

Phone: (515) 295-3535

Fax: (515) 295-7217

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