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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]