September 6th, 2004

3kitties

post-Frances frustration


I'm so frustrated! I checked in with someone from church, and it seems a few people from church are without power. But there's nothing we can do to help. Even little things I've offered like making a pot of food or something have gotten the response, "Oh, that's ok. We'll manage." I'm just a drain on church resources. At least that's how I feel. No one wants anything real that I could do because I can't do what they really want done. If I was anyone else, I'd just show up with a good meal. But my showing up would be more of a drain on them than a help. They have a grill anyway, so they don't really need food. So the feeling of being a drain on the community is just really bad this morning.


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post-Frances thoughts


I learned a lot of things this weekend--things about what a hurricane really is and how and why to be prepared for one. Fortunately, none of these things were learned "the hard way." I became a bit complacent after Charley. I can't allow myself to do that this time. God has been gracious to me, and I should never take that lightly! I'm thinking of Pastor Lyon's comment a few years ago about God sending the storm to awaken us. I'm thinking that there are some things that can never be predicted, and I must be prepared in and out of season. And I will write more on all of this tomorrow.

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