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Friday, September 23, 2005

Hurrah! After two days of stubbornness, Blogger is finally letting me post. We're so thankful that Matt and Jenna got out of Houston yesterday. They caught a Continental flight to Abilene. Apparently it was terrible at the airport (though not as bad as some of the images on CNN since they got there at 5 a.m.); but that was nothing like so many people suffering on I-45. I'm sure there are some who visit here regularly who were in that mess. I hope and pray that you're in a safe place now. Last night I was in Washington, D.C. While there, I got to spend a little time with Larry James, who always encourages me to take seriously the call of the kingdom.

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    By Blogger David Michael, at 9/23/2005 06:06:00 PM  

  • It is great to hear that Matt and Jenna arrived safely in Abilene. Tonight should be an eventful
    night in Houston and the surrounding areas. The outer bands are now reaching Katy, which is on the west side of Houston. We are on the "dry" side of the storm, but we expect 4-6 inches of water and up to 75 miles per hour winds. It should be an interesting night.

    Pray for the folks east of Houston, especially in the Beaumont and Cameron, Louisiana area. They seem to be caught by surprise because of the earlier forecasts which predicted landfall further to the west.

    By Blogger David Michael, at 9/23/2005 06:10:00 PM  

  • Mike and Readers:

    Please pray for those who evacuated by car. Leah and I evacuated to Ft. Worth and it took us 24 plus hours to get here. Many people were stranded up and down I-10 interstate and gas is mostly obsolete. Praise God some of us have gotten to our location, but continue to pray!

    -Michael

    By Blogger Michael, at 9/23/2005 07:06:00 PM  

  • Yes, I ask for prayers also. We arrived in Arlington from Beaumont as well and are safe. My kids are safe in Corsicana.

    The scary part is not knowing what we will find when we return home, nor when we will be able to return home. At least Rita has downgraded and continues to weaken.

    I don't think Beaumont was caught by surprise, it was evacuated and thankfully 90% of the town left. And Cameron was evacuating long before Beaumont did. So prayerfully, little life lost.

    I continue to think of the families of the bus occupants. It was tragic at a time when so many were already hurting. These things are really hard to understand.

    By Blogger pegc, at 9/23/2005 10:23:00 PM  

  • Have not heard since yesterday from my brother who chose to stay in Lake Charles. He and his wife are professors at McNeece state univ. They're 40 miles inland and on "high ground" with a generator and boarded up well.
    Another brother in Nacogdoches hopefully dry in a rent house while wondering how his house under construction north of the town is doing.
    Neice and Nephew, bro-in-law,and 3 great-n/n who took 36 hours to get to Lufkin from Baytown in a caravan of 3 vehicles including a u-haul truck. They decided to continue north-east toward their new home in Arkansas yesterday evening. Waiting to hear from them too...
    Tense moments...
    I'm glad your family is safe.
    ss

    By Blogger Sarah_RN, at 9/24/2005 08:43:00 AM  

  • What does it mean to "take seriously the call of the kingdom?"

    By Blogger adam martin, at 9/24/2005 11:33:00 AM  

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