Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Measles Coming Back

I just read an article about how the cases of measles reported last year was higher than any other year since 1996.  There were a total of 222 measles cases and 17 measles outbreak from 31 states that were reported to the CDC in 2011.  They seem to think this is due to both an increase in import from other countries as well as an increase number of people who are not immunized and susceptible.  We actually had an outbreak in our community here and schools had to send students home!  I did blog about it here.  The take away point is the importance and privilege of vaccination since diseases that are rare in the States are still prevalent in other parts of the world only a plane ride away.

On another note, I attended my church's women's retreat this past weekend and was greatly encouraged!  It is so easy for me to get caught up in life's busy hustle and lose sight of the big picture.  Kim Worrell was the keynote speaker and her testimony reminded me of the power and (using her words) "the laser sharp accuracy" of how God's Word applies to our lives everyday.  I just have to pause and read...