An appeal to all our readers.
I'm sorry I've not loaded any new posts this past week. I have had a special interest in natural disasters for many years, at least since the 1983 Ash Wednesday bushfires. I have been following Hurricane Harvey, monstrous Hurricane Irma, it's desructive path and that of Jose and Katia, the other two with it. I have friends in Florida. It seemed like I could not add any new words to the terrible news I'm reading.
There might not be any new words for me to write, but there is prayer.
Please, if you believe in God, or think He might exist, go to church this week , any church, and pray for the people in the path of this monstrosity. There is strength in numbers. Jesus said if two or three gathered in his name, he would be there. I'm not the world's greatest church goer these days, but I will be there. If you cannot get to a church please pray anyway.
There are other disasters and causes to pray for too. The monsoon victims in Bangaladesh and India. The Mexican earthquake. The victims of war in the Middle East. Private concerns re sick family and friends. The list goes on.
One of our writers on this blog has opened up her home in the path of the storms, to strangers who normally live in a mobile home park. This will most certainly save their lives. That is an inspiration to me. So is the work of all the volunteers. Let's see if we can support them.
Irma, in the middle, Katia on the left, and Jose following.
Let's do whatever we can.