Bearing Up After Ike

It’s so difficult to put into words the devastation faced by those who are living out their lives in Hurricane Ike’s wake. So many families are in agony, waiting for some word on the homes they evacuated. Others are part of the four million dealing with life without electric power or drinkable water. They stand in lines for hours for one bag of ice. Suddenly, their lives are cut down to the quick: life becomes about survival. Surviving the floods. Surviving the sweltering heat. Surviving another meal of peanut butter on crackers and cold, canned soup. My family in Houston … Continue reading Bearing Up After Ike

I Don’t Like Ike

Others went out on the sea in ships; they were merchants on the mighty waters. They saw the works of the LORD, his wonderful deeds in the deep. For he spoke and stirred up a tempest that lifted high the waves. They mounted up to the heavens and went down to the depths; in their peril their courage melted away. They reeled and staggered like drunken men; they were at their wits’ end. Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and he brought them out of their distress. He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves … Continue reading I Don’t Like Ike