Sunday, August 31, 2008

MSNBC has this graphic for Gustav.

5:52 CDT, Sunday August 31, here.

We are on the Eastern side of the storm.

The sky is clear and filled with stars.

I slept until Sister the Dog decided I need to get up.

My body is sore, not from use but from worry.

I don't want to go through this again. I lost myself in Katrina. I found myself, too, in the faces of family and friends but the search took months.

An Elder at Little Church will lead worship today. I'll stay here to avoid the traffic from New Orleans and Coast evacuations. The contra flow of the interstates began at 4 a.m. today.

More later. Thanks for your prayers.


I hear Sarah Palin and John McCain will be in Jackson, Mississippi today. While I appreciate their concern, I am not comfortable with their visit. Gov. Barber's energy needs to be directed to emergency management, not politics. If the McCain Palin ticket would pray for us and send supplies, we would be happy. I am concerned many people will say the Presumptives' visit is political and cynical.

The sky is overcast. The wind has picked up. The temperature is cooler with the breeze. The Presbyies across the street cancelled worship, so did everybody else in town. Some of us gathered at Church anyway so the Pastor read scripture, prayed and led singing of hymns. Just what I wanted.
Anything moveable outside is inside. I miss our greenhouse from before Katrina. Now we pile up stuff indoors. Those of you who know my home, imagine the family room where our dining table is. That side of the room is piled up with courtyard plants, tools and porch furniture.
Feeling calmer after worship.


QuakerPastor said...

We will be lifting you in prayer at worship here this morning.
Quaker Pastor

Dr Moose said...

What can I say?

May the Spirit be with you and protect you, the love of the Son enfold you, and the strength of the Father be yours, and with all those for whom you worry, and all those who worry with you.

May the Son still the storm and bring you peace.


Songbird said...

And here. Love you so much.

DogBlogger said...

(((St. Casserole)))
...and prayers, too, of course.

cheesehead said...

We'll pray for all y'all at St Stoic this morning.

Susan O said...

Even LMK is praying.

1-4 Grace said...

we will be praying in worship this morning at Church in the Wildewood.
I flet the same way about the McCain/Palin visit...stay out of the way, send help and pray.
Still holdign your hand, still praying...

Mary Beth said...

Praying from here. For everyone, for everything.

Sending you thoughts of comfort and peace.

Sue said...

Praying, praying, praying...

love you.

God_Guurrlll said...

((St. Casserole))

We prayed for you all at my church.

Love you,

Kathryn said...

We prayed and will continue to do so and I am wearing my earrings...
Thanks for finding time to visit and read my blog with all this going on...I too wish you could have been at Church in the Valley, together with all your family, including pets, this morning. You seem too far away - but I'm sending waves of love and peace and more

Listing Straight said...

Today we prayed:
For places waiting for storms to hit, for agencies preparing their response, families who aren't sure where to go, and animals who are sometimes unwelcome. We pray for all those in the path of Gustav and all other storms, named or not.

net said...

We prayed hard and fervantly for y'all in Gustav's path!

(((Little Church, St. Cass & family)))

(grace happens)

1-4 Grace said...

We prayed many prayers today in worship and asked for protection and peace.
I squeezed your hand extra hard when we sang God Of the Sparrow, God of the Whale....
Love to all, head butts from M and M, and many hugs to you dear friend!

Mary Beth said...

thanks be to God for your opportunity to worship!

and thank YOU for the update.

mibi52 said...

We, too, were praying for you and the whole Gulf Coast and NOLA at Saint Middle School this morning.

I was glad to hear you didn't try to make it to Little Church this morning. God is with you all.

((((((St C and all in Gustav's path))))))

Joan Calvin said...

You're in my prayers cuz

mid-life rookie said...

Still a prayin - wishin I could do more, but knowin it counts. Hope you can feel the love and presence of all the above and the One above.