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 [...]

Hurricane Michael: In the Midst of Chaos

Hurricane Michael: In the Midst of Chaos

Watching the video my husband shot coming up to our house following Hurricane Michael, I held my breath. I knew we would not escape the carnage, but I was unprepared for the destruction his camera revealed. Living in the Midst of Complete Chaos Chaos. Everywhere. Our neighborhood was hidden under tons of downed trees and [...]

Hope In the Darkest of Moments

Hope In the Darkest of Moments

In the middle of the destruction of Hurricane Michael, my book Four Weeks went live on Amazon. It’s about hope, something the Florida Panhandle needs in abundance right now. God never promised a life without storms, but He did promise to walk beside us through every one. I have seen and felt His presence through [...]

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 [...]