A continuation of my deployment experience responding to Superstorm Sandy in 2012 with Christ in Action (get to know them here).
Count Your Blessings
11/21/12, Tuesday 7:15pm
I am 3 sheets to the wind exhausted & so ready to call it a night! A wonderful chapel service this morning filled with the presence of God gave me grace & strength for the day.
What has impressed me today is the gratitude of the people I speak with on the phone. Part of my job here is to follow up on the requests for help and almost everyone I call says thank-you over and over even if we haven’t specifically helped them! It makes such a difference in the morale of people just hearing someone cares enough to help.
The emotional toll on the victims of a disaster Read More
Yep, those are mine! I just bought a case of organic peaches so, like any normal person immediately stuffed one in my mouth, leaning over the kitchen sink as juice dripped down my fingers and chin, followed by peaches in my dinner oatmeal and a peachy yogurt delight before bed. Mmm,mmmm!
So what’s my point besides making you yearn for your own fresh peach? Read More
There are times in life when God calls us to a period of rest. Not rest, like lay down and take a nap but real rest that results in a quieting of our spirit. This quieting, which brings true peace, takes time. Let’s look at Noah * – his name in Hebrew actually means ‘rest’. After spending 100 years being ridiculed for building a boat nobody wanted to board (not much of an evangelist was our Noah) I think the guy deserved a rest! Once finished with the boat he must have been ready to kick back, put his feet up and cruise.
I can imagine his thoughts, “A flood? No problem – my ark is epic!”