Mike Cope's blog

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Our house has been a blast this morning. We have a Houston evacuee who's studying for a week of exams at Baylor Medical School. But so far today, during his "breaks," he and his brother have played ping-pong and NFL Blitz (Play Station); they've thrown the baseball in the front yard; and they've eaten all the pancakes and bacon I made for a late breakfast. And now we're all heading out for soccer. Cramming for cardiology will have to wait!


  • Prayers continue for all of you who now have to make your way BACK to Houston and the other cities!

    By Blogger Mike, at 9/24/2005 10:56:00 AM  

  • Isn't it great that so much fun can come from something bad. I know Chris enjoyed having Matt around again. I spent some time this morning with two families who had to leave New Orleans during Katrina, and watched as they watched their homes flood again, as the levees leaked. I'm continuing to pray for family and friends and students who were in the path of the storm. And the families of those who were on the bus. God will sustain through all things.

    By Blogger P Watson, at 9/24/2005 11:19:00 AM  

  • Mike-
    This is Nichole. someone has been commenting on my blog about me saying something about you. I wanted to know where women taking a mans role is in the Bible. And whoever this annonymous person is, in our family, has treated me so terrible, or terrible sounding that it makes me cry and want to know who in my family could treat me the way they have been. I was only wondering one simple thing and I am not really harrassed but I feel as if my family is now going to "disown" me or something. It hurts me to think my family is keeping their identity from me and treating me how I have been treated. If there is anyway possible could you explain everything to me above, please?

    By Blogger Nichole, at 9/24/2005 11:37:00 AM  

  • Uncle Mike,
    What? No living-room basketball? Oh the memories, I can't believe Aunt Diane still allows that to be there. I took the kids to get their Halloween costumes today and then we went to show Grammy. Tatum and a GIRL Pirate and Van is going to be Darth Vadar. Fun stuff. I love being the big sis! Tell everyone I said hey. Love you.

    I know that we are not very close, but, I am sorry that someone has been making you feel that way. I stumbled onto your blog (through Mike's) a few weeks ago and I saw the comments the other day. Don't worry about your family disowning you, I think that you know that would never happen. I am sure everyone just has their own opinions. Don't worry. Perhaps it was someone not family that just has different beliefs? Don't let it get to you. I will be praying for you!

    By Blogger Crista, at 9/24/2005 01:47:00 PM  

  • **Tatum IS A girl pirate. Sorry :)

    By Blogger Crista, at 9/24/2005 01:50:00 PM  

  • Hey, Nichole. I'm so sorry that's happened. I can't find it on your blog. Can you send me your e-mail address (through my assistant, gina@highlandchurch.org), and I'll try to respond more. I, too, have had a bit of disowning by family members. But I love them all. And I'm not going to change the message of God to appease anyone.

    I'll be glad to send you a message (1-hour long) on the topic if you'll ask my assistant. Just include a mailing address.

    Crista - Thanks for the update, dear. I would love to see my little pirate niece and my little Darth Vader nephew. Darth with an Asian accent. I love it!

    By Blogger Mike, at 9/24/2005 02:03:00 PM  

  • Mike,

    I am so thankful Matt and Jenna made it to Abilene. I know that this must be a welcome little break for them, even in the midst of medical exams! Give them a big hug for me!
    Lauren Cunningham

    By Blogger Lauren, at 9/24/2005 03:19:00 PM  

  • Crista and Mike-
    Thank you for commenting me back. Makes me feel better to know you guys care. Thank you. And Mike I sent an e-mail to your assitant. Hope you get it if not I will somehow give you the address I want you to send that to. Thank you guys so much!
    Love you guys

    By Blogger Nichole, at 9/24/2005 03:49:00 PM  

  • What a sweet picture of your boys playing together in this unexpected visit. I'm so glad that Matt and Jenna made it safely out of harm's way. I was praying for them a lot on Wednesday night and Thursday.

    Crista, I laughed when I read your comment about living room basketball because as Chris's official baby-sitter for six years, I also have many fond memories of that game! :)

    Love you guys!

    By Blogger Heather A, at 9/24/2005 04:21:00 PM  

  • I know many people of prayer read your blog, Mike, so I want to ask everyone to be in prayer for Devorias Jackson. He is an ACU football player, who sustained a neck injury in today's game. He was not moving when they carried him off the field, although there is a report he had some movement. Pray for complete recovery for him.

    By Blogger P Watson, at 9/24/2005 06:12:00 PM  

  • My first official check-in online. Sunday at 10:15 am - we have power and computers back up and running at my office - and unbelievably cable for internet.

    The home is still totally without power. We are all alive and well. Lufkin got hit hard, but not near as hard as Jasper Texas, just 45 miles southeast of us. Lake Charles, LA got the brunt of this storm - so, keep that area in your prayers.

    Keep all the millions of Texas evacuees in your prayers also as they slowly make it home. My Admin's daughter attends college at Lamar in Beaumont - she'll probably be home for a several days to a couple of weeks as the Golden Triangle took the bulk of the Texas damage. We effectively got a Cat. 2 hurricane through our city.

    Any reports you hear regarding shelters shutting people out in Lufkin are almost totally false. Lufkin is an official evacuation hub for Beaumont. Unfortunately, 1+M mandatory evacuees from Houston got out first, so by the time B'mont/P.Arthur folks got here, we were well over 100% capacity at our Red Cross shelters. But, I can tell you I saw day care centers, gymnastic centers and homeowners bringing total strangers into their places/homes -- which is very ill-advised by the Red Cross. But, we had probably 3,000 stranded people here as the storm was bearing down.

    With still no gas available, no power and a general dazed feel, it still feels weird not being "at church" Sunday morning. Still a whole lot to be grateful for here.

    By Blogger KentF, at 9/25/2005 09:00:00 AM  

  • Just want to let everyone know that ACU football player Devorias Jackson apparently suffered no long-term damage. He was unconcious for several minutes, and suffered what my daughter described as a "stinger" but was released from the hospital Saturday evening and back with the team today. Thanks for praying.

    By Blogger P Watson, at 9/25/2005 08:37:00 PM  

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