Dodging a bullet is a loaded description nowadays. We dodged a weather bullet generated during the aftermath of Ida, a destructive deadly storm that stretched from New Orleans to New England.
Many did not; as of now forty-five people lost their lives, and many more lost multi millions in property damage.
A bonus of the ubiquitousness of cellphones is that we had plenty of warning that the remnants might come and when the tornado was finally sighted we headed for the basement — again.
In our neck of the woods, three tornadoes struck; millions in property loss; but, no apparent loss of life in Anne Arundel County!
Just one thing after another!
The weather bullet coincided with a hard news week. So much sadness and confusion — fear and loss — continues. What’s more, friends and family — and strangers — seem to be getting blindsided and slammed as harshly as the people in Ida’s path.
So much I can’t make sense of. Acceptance . . . ain’t easy . . . but it is the first step.
Writing still helps — aware that words should be tools and not weapons.
However, in a recent interview Brian Lamb CSpan’s founder, said,
Too many of us are like transmitters when we need to be receivers.
Whoa . . .
Shades of a music memory surfaced: You Talk too Much!
Dear reader, I hope you receive this sweet promise over the static of 24/7 news — God’s clear message even today:
When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you.
When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down.
When you’re between a rock and a hard place,
it won’t be a dead end
Because I am God, your personal God,
The Holy of Israel, your Savior. ~Isaiah 43:1-4, The Message