'Surge' - April 2020 Monthly Word

Last year, I developed my monthly words to run through 2025. At first, I was going to change out the word 'Surge' but the more I thought about it, the more sense it made to keep 'Surge' as April's word of the month.

Surge - Definition “a sudden powerful forward or upward movement, especially by a crowd or by a natural force

Surge can affect us ALL in a bad way as well as in a good way.

A US doctor predicts a 'massive surge' in coronavirus cases to 'every single state' in the coming weeks (negative way), but says this is 'not the end of the world' (positive😊).

How has this COVID-19 Surge affected me:


  • Missing the “normal” activities I cannot do right now…i.e. working closely with others, going to the gym, hanging out with people & friends, going out to restaurants, etc.

  • Time with family, I cannot get near my grand kids due to “social distancing”

  • Laying off good, NO, GREAT people, at work

  • And the list goes on….


  • Has made me realize that I am not in control! God is!

  • Makes me understand how precious and fragile life really is!

  • Has allowed me more time to slow down!

  • Has allowed for time to get to things that I have been putting off.

Think on how has it affected you?  (Both the negative and the positive)

What do I think is next?

  • Oh to have a crystal ball, but I don’t.  However, I do know this will pass, and yes it will have changed each of us and how we move ahead. From my perspective, things will never be the same. Hopefully, we all learn how to make it better.

  • From my perspective, we are going to have a GREAT SURGE not only at work, but also in this great nation! Americans don’t like to be held down! We will come out of this stronger and better.

Right now we just need to keep safe, pray for healing, and remember we will come out of this with a new awakening and looking for a great SURGE in healing for all.

Craig Derks

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