Just three hours ago, all four of my sons' grandparents were sixtysomething. But not any longer. Happy 70th, Dad! A 50th anniversary on Sunday and a 70th birthday today: this is a big week for you. - - - - Yesterday my son and daughter-in-law lived across the street from a largely-unused sports facility. But today it is becoming the home for a community of 23,000 refugees from New Orleans. There are already amazing stories in the Houston Chronicle. Just think of all the challenges at the "Eighth Wonder of the World" (Astrodome). How do you feed that many people? How do they all share the showers in four locker rooms? How do you provide medical and dental care to a group that's been what they've been through the past several days? How do you allow the 5000 school-age children to continue their education? - - - - Please continue leaving comments as you hear about opportunities for individuals and churches to help. A good place to begin if you're interested in helping those who fled to Houston is with the Impact Church--a church that knows how to help people! - - - - Please don't miss the last couple entries from Larry James's blog. Here is a sample: Katrina should serve as a wake-up call to the nation concerning the on-going plight of the poor in America. The most vulnerable among us live fragile lives. Things could be so much better. Our weakest citizens could actually be so much stronger than they are today. But we have lost our national will to attack poverty and to overcome it. We've opted for an approach that simply cuts people loose to manage for themselves with few resources and limited options. Then, when a relative handful are successful against great odds, we crown them poster children for the "American Way," forgetting the 99% who never have even a chance of making it out of such crushing poverty.