Miles of Broken, From the Art of Michael

Miles of Broken, From the Art of Michael

The Art of Michael is a group of Florida Panhandle artists and writers who have come together to share their work inspired by the destruction and aftermath of Hurricane Michael. There is pain, but also hope in their art. Miles and miles of debris Line streets once shaded By trees of green. The trees are [...]

Hurricane Michael: Before and After

Like so many, Hurricane Michael has altered our lives in ways we are just beginning to discover. John snapped this picture of our house back in September and then the one below it a few days after Michael blew through. (My new car is under the carport). At first, the devastation was overwhelming, but having [...]

Bay District Schools Decimated by Michael

The gym at Jinks Middle School where my daughter, Emma, played basketball is no more. Hurricane Michael caused millions of dollars in damage to schools in the area. Superintendent Bill Husfelt says plans are underway to resume school no later than November 12. Portable buildings are being placed on campuses that are still viable. Students [...]

Let There Be Light

Driving around the devastated Florida Panhandle after Hurricane Michael tore through the area, it's easy to get caught up in the destruction and loss. I snapped a picture this past Saturday that resonated hope rather than despair. The afternoon sun shining down on workers restoring power was prolific. Linemen from all over the country are [...]

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 [...]