Saturday, August 30, 2008

The trip to LD's school went smoothly. Long drive on two lane roads in the country. I love having her home. Sister, the best dog in the world, and the Cats went wild greeting her.

It's early morning. NOAA says Gustav will intensify as it moves over the warm waters of the Gulf. Projected path includes my area on the Eastern side. We'll spend today doing the rest of our preparations then decide if we will evacuate.

I'm concerned, as an offical worrier, about getting to Little Church, then home again. The route is about 50 miles each way but coming home, I may meet up with evacuation traffic if New Orleans people are coming up the interstate. Government officials turn the interstate into a one-way corridor to move the greatest number out of the metro area. I won't be on the interstate, but good travelers know the back roads and I may have more company than I need.

I'll be preaching the Exodus text. When the lectionary people put texts together, they have no idea how often the texts hit home. The burning bush moved Moses toward a new life.

Glad for your company. Let us pray for all those in Gustav's path, particularly those in the Southern Carribean today.


St.Casserole

20 comments:

cheesehead said...

I love you. That's all I know how to say in this situation.

DogBlogger said...

Praying. Love you.

Kathryn said...

Glad your lovely daughter is home...Praying and sending hugs and cake (and wearing those earrings as a reminder to pray often). Love you lots xxx

QuakerPastor said...

I'm praying for you Cass.
Hoping and praying that the storm will diminish or turn or disappear
Come on GOD!!
Quaker Pastor

Susan O said...

Praying for you and all of yours.

Songbird said...

Yes, praying here, too.

Presbyterian Gal said...

I wrote a play on Exodus. Wife comes home to find husband packing. Wife throws up hands and says "Oy! Not this Moses business again!" She doesn't want to go, but eventually agrees. On the way out asking how long this will take because "you know how much I hate camping".

I wonder if it is an inherent property of "exoduses"...."exodi"??, to start unwillingly and with no concept of duration.

Prayers for you and Little Church fervently ascending!

1-4 Grace said...

Prayers for you and little church.
Know I am with you in spirit and holding your hand.

Towanda said...

Prayers.

Carrot Top Studio said...

Joining in-in prayer.

Cathy said...

You have my prayers... prayers for everyone who may be affected by the storm.

aola said...

haven't stopped by your blog in ages but when I heard the news of Gustav this morning I thought of you and yours...

sending light your way

Sue said...

Prayers and love...

The Simpleton said...

Prayers for you and all in Gustav's path.

zorra said...

More prayers.

Lydia said...

Mandatory evacuation so I am "home."

Praying for all of us . . .

May the Light of God surround you,
The Love of God enfold you,
The Power of God protect you,
The Presence of God watch over you,
And, wherever you go -- remember God is! Amen

Lydia

Dr Moose said...

Thoughts and prayers from a small and largely benign island.

Rev Kim said...

We are praying for you.

mid-life rookie said...

Praying.

Mary Beth said...

(o)