Thursday, September 18, 2008


-As you might have heard, Hurricane Ike sent 75-80 mph winds to the Ville. With thousands of homes out of power, we were surprised to have ours on. It was nice, because we were able to help some others out and have a lighted place to use the days off of school (Monday/Tuesday-me, all week-Dustin) to work. And of course, we are very thankful to be safe and it reminded us to think soberly about the storms, instead of just rejoicing in days off of work.
Proverbs 17:5
Whoever mocks the poor insults his Maker;he who is glad at calamity will not go unpunished.
So, we had power and we were thinking...
-But... the power went off last night. So, we're probably looking at the same schedule as everyone else... could be a week or two. Not sure what happened... someone trying to move a fallen tree maybe hit a line or something. At any rate, we're joining the candle club.
-Not THAT big of a deal however, so far, because we're going to TX tomorrow. My middle sister is getting married to her long-time boyfriend, a nice young man who hails from the Canary Islands of Spain. We're looking forward to seeing both sides of our families, nephews and all!
-But... our Ninnel, Dustin's grandmother, is very, very ill. We are praying for her, and we would love it if you would, too. Dustin will fly from Dallas to his home in Lampasas as soon as we get to TX, while I need to stay to help with wedding preparations and rehearsal dinner. He'll join us back for the wedding, and then we may head back to Lampasas, depending on Ninnel's health.
-I need to get back to planning for subs (Friday/Monday).
-As you can tell, it's a little wild around here. The Lord is reminding us to put our trust in Him. And... the Lord uses trials. One great post on how to think through Ike is found at husband and wife team here and here. Also, my friends, the Cooks, have a great post here. Those encouraged me to think about others during this time and find lots of reasons to thank the Father.
-Better jet. Until next time...

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