In the Aftermath of Hurricane Michael, the Answers Still Come

Driving to church this morning, I look around at a landscape dramatically changed. Even the church location, John and I are headed to has changed; our church home destroyed by Hurricane Michael. As I look around, my heart hurts to see the destruction everywhere. Piles of debris line the once tree-lined streets. Homes wearing the now-familiar [...]

In the Eye of the Storm

In the Eye of the Storm

Hurricane Michael has brought so many changes to my home in the Panhandle of Florida. One thing that has not changed is the resilience and faith of the people in the region. Watching the countless volunteers, the residents reaching out in their own hour of need to help another, witnessing random acts of kindness daily, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]