April 5th, 2020

there is in the Church of Rome the hidden church of God

It is 12:55 PM Sunday afternoon here in West Michigan. It is a nice sunny Spring like day. Maybe as the weather gets warmer we will see more green. We will see more flowers blooming as we go through the month of April. Here in Holland due to the COVID-19 Pandemic Tulip Time was canceled. Tulip Time is considered one of the largest festivals in the country and Holland lost millions of dollars due to this cancellation. Businesses here in Holland really took a hit when they canceled Tulip Time. I wonder how many businesses in downtown Holland will be closed once we are rid of this virus pandemic.

I got up this morning around 7:14 AM. When I got up I found my wife cooking breakfast in our kitchen. I got myself a can of cold water and sat in the living room seeking to wake up to another new week. After I woke up I ate breakfast, messed with our main computer, and then wrote in my paper diary.

I spent the morning reading, 'The Works of William Perkins' Volume 8. This afternoon I have been reading, 'The Death Of My Brother Abel' a novel by Gregor Von Rezzori Translated By Joachim Neugroschel.

There is not much else to report this afternoon so I will close for now. I did film a video last night for my Youtube channel and did read from a book titled, 'American Radicals: How Nineteenth-Century Protest Shaped The Nation' by Holly Jackson. I will close.

"HOLLAND — The Tulip Time Festival has been canceled, making it the largest Holland-area event to get nixed due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

This year will mark the first time the Tulip Time Festival will not take place in full since World War II.

Tulip Time officials made the announcement Monday after lengthy meetings in the past several days.

The event, which draws 300,000-500,000 visitors each year, generates an estimated $48 million in economic impact to the Holland community annually; it was scheduled to take place May 2-10.

But with federal and state guidelines ordering a hiatus on large gatherings until at least mid-April, the festival will not be held in Holland this year.

“It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we share this news. Our team has spent the last 11 months planning our 91st celebration and we are heartbroken not to see our work come into fruition,” said Gwen Auwerda, executive director of the Tulip Time Festival, in a statement.

The decision was made to avoid spreading the coronavirus, otherwise know as COVID-19."
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