Taking Time to Worship

Taking Time to Worship

In the middle of all the chaos left by Hurricane Michael, Bayside Church in Panama City held Sunday worship in the parking lot of what used to be their church. "For where two or three gather in my name, I am with them." (Matthew 18:20). I have felt the presence of God countless times since [...]

Nothing is the Same

It's been eleven days since Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle. Although clean-up is ongoing, nothing looks the same. Everyone in the region is learning to accept this new normal that has suddenly become our lives. My neighbor, Sharon shot these images of our street before and after the storm. A vivid reminder of [...]

Michael Day Two: The Aftermath

Michael Day Two: The Aftermath

As October 11 dawned, the newly risen sun shed light on the total destruction that was now our home. The devastation was widespread and relentless in its presence. Everywhere I looked I encountered nothing but carnage. Michael had forever altered the landscape of the city I was born in and had called home for the [...]

The Eye of the Storm

On Wednesday, October 10, 2018, our lives and homes were forever altered. Hurricane Michael blew through the Panhandle region of Florida and left a path of immense destruction in his wake. Nothing would ever be the same. Though we'd prepared, on the morning of October 10, at 4:30 am, John and I decided staying in [...]