Monday, September 01, 2008

September 1, 2008


6:08 AM CDT Very windy, some rain, cats are alarmed. Sister, the dog, is staying close by. I slept well until I heard the wind increase. I'm grateful for several hours of deep sleep.

Gustav is about 30 miles from landfall near Houma, Louisiana, west of here. New Orleans, on the east side of Houma, will get misery. Hurricanes spin counter-clockwise so the worst wind and force is to the east of the Hurricane eye.

Jim Cantore, of the Weather Channel, is in Houma. Not.Good. We have a Weather Channel guy I've never heard of. Good.

God keep all safe in the Storm. God be present in the darkness of night. God be present in the early light and through the day. Holy Spirit, calm and defend the hearts of those in the Storm. Jesus, hold all those whose fears seek to overcome them with despair. Protect those who come to help and protect. May all wee creatures find safe haven. In Christ's name I pray. Amen.

24 comments:

Cathy said...

Praying for all those affected. Praying for you. Even here we are getting clouds and some rain on the very outskirts, and we're in Georgia.

Songbird said...

Amen.
Bless Sister, who is so brave and good, keeping all her family safe.

DogBlogger said...

Praying, praying, praying. Please give Sister a hug from me.

God_Guurrlll said...

Praying for you.

Susan O said...

Good Sister dog.
Praying for you.

Mary Beth said...

Amen. May it be so.

Praying with you. Josie and Boudreaux send love.

my word verification is "calmnh."

Christine said...

The wind is really picking up hear in Red Stick, too. Stay safe, everyone!

zorra said...

Lord, hear our prayers.
Watching and praying with you through tears this morning.
Good girl, Sister.

1-4 Grace said...

prayers for you
prayers for family
prayers for Sister
Prayers for cats (esp from my cats)

QuakerPastor said...

Amen, Amen, Ego Lego
Quaker Pastor

Dr Moose said...

Amen. Lord, have mercy.

Deb said...

Praying for you and all of our RevGal friends and family in the region... praying especially for peace for those who find this to be a time of raising old fears and mourning old losses...

love
Deb

P.S. Tiria and Henry and Polgara send mrrrooooo??'s to their RevPet pals

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Praying for you all. We are lifting you up.

Sue said...

Praying for all of you.

1-4 Grace said...

Oh, your weather channel guy is a former local weather guy. I think he is still working his way up to being the one to cover actual storm locals.
I have to admit I had to smile as I thought of folks seeing which weather guy their area gets.
Thougths like, " Oh, we got a nobody...thngs are fine" vs " Holy crap we got Jim Cantore!"
So, since you do indeed have Mike Seidel, I figure you are okay. Just got his report on storm surge etc...although all the heavy green nad yellow look bad, it seems y'all are okay.
So far nobody is commenting on hte fact that this storm is breaking up, slowing down, and not as damaging as we thoguht.
Prayer so works. Prayers going out for levies to hold their stuff.

Presbyterian Gal said...

Amen

Linda said...

I'm keeping up the prayers over here! let me know the second there is anything i can do! love to you, your baby girl, Mr.C and the cats, and sister!!! p.s. tell whistle and fish that I'm sorry i missed their birthdays! I have a little something for you, i just have to mail it already!!

1-4 Grace said...

getting reports of possible tornados for eastern side and the continued problems for rain as storm stalls for LA and TX.
Prayers still coming...
Somebody get Jim C. a helment!

Rev SS said...

Praying for you, your household and all your extended family & neighbors affected by this storm
Serena & family

seethroughfaith said...

Lord keep you and make His face SHINE upon you and bring you HIS PEACE

bless you sister

Towanda said...

Still praying.

mibi52 said...

God be with you and everyone down there.

mid-life rookie said...

Still praying for you and all involved. Thanks for dropping by my blog in the midst of your own mess. Still too soon to know what stepsister and family will face when they return to Houma. Glad it's a 2 and not a 5. What I-4 grace said about prayer working.

Susie/Nueva Cantora said...

Prayers here too... and thank you for these updates.