Sunday, September 14, 2008


The storm passed just to the east of us, and after all the local media hype predicting doom and despair, we just got a day of rain and some pretty strong wind. The only damage sustained was a canceled soccer game.

I know there are plenty of people who cannot say the same, plenty of people who have lost everything, plenty of people who are staying here in Dallas and are not sure when they will be able to return home. My heart just breaks for them. I haven't heard yet about my relatives in the Houston area who stayed there, and I'm praying for them throughout this ordeal.

Today was a brilliant and lovely day, as are all days immediately following a hurricane, cooler and sunny and cloudless, like the storm just sucked all of the heat and moisture right out of the air. We had a wonderful worship service at church, a celebration of the grand opening of our newly renovated building(s), which is a huge relief to me, as this means no more sixty hour work weeks for my husband, for now anyway.

This morning in worship, and this afternoon as I took the kids to play at a park, I just couldn't help but feel an overwhelming thankfulness in my soul. I have been given so much. I am truly, abundantly, extravagantly blessed by God.


  1. I am glad the storm missed you guys. You are very blessed.

  2. So glad the storm didn't do too much damage!

  3. I have had several of these moments lately. Moments of feeling abundantly blessed, far beyond what I could ever deserve. These thoughts are often precipitated by beautiful weather for me as well. It's as if it's impossible not to be grateful in such beauty.


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