Sunday, August 31, 2008

Hurricane Gustav

I'm addicted to this blog for CNN and this blog for the Houston Chronicle. I will have a hard time peeling myself away from the computer and the TV tomorrow.

I'm looking at the word "Houston" on the weather map on TV that's showing the movement of the hurricane. It's freaky how close we are to Gustav but it doesn't look like we are going to get hit.

I am praying for God's mercy on everyone who will come into contact with the storm. Be with them, Jesus.

29 comments:

jennyhope said...

I am so asking for God's mercy along with you and that Gustav will lessen in power.

Dori said...

First of all, Amanda...I cannot believe how grown-up Jackson looks in the new picture on your blog!!!

I'm praying, too. I just changed my facebook status earlier to something about those I was praying about and how 3 years is not enough time to recover from one storm before another hits.

Then I thought that there must be a spiritual blog post about that -- because sometimes that is just the way the storms come, huh?

I'm praying, too. Praying that you all will be safe as it looks like you will be.

I remember leading Breaking Free during the time of Katrina and how we just stopped one day in the middle of Bible study to pray for the women on the video. Still think of them often.

Okay, so I'm rambling!

Have sweet sleep friend and don't worry about the storm...we know the One who walks on them!!

Blessings,
Dori

debra said...

we are also watching Gustav. I will be checking out the blogs you posted...

I am telling you...

I need more blogs to stalk.[insert slight sarcasm]

Is blog stalking bad? Hmm.

Mariel said...

Amen! A lady in our sunday school class this morning said she had just dropped off her son at school in New Orleans last week and he had to turn around and come home due to the evacuations! We are in NC! My prayers are with all those in the storm's path. we prayed for them this morning in class and when i checked the weather when I got home, i was praising Jesus that the storm had broekn down a bit...keep praying! He is in control!

JayCee said...

We are praying for those who will be affected!

Gayle @ thewestiecrew said...

Praying for all of you near the coast, Amanda.

Stay safe...

Holly said...

Amen. Praying with you, Sister. I've got family in LA and TX right in the line of the storm. Praying for safety for all.

Fran said...

Hey Amanda...
Our church has taken some New Orleans evacuees and I worked with them all day...it has been all over my heart and more than I can take in...but I wouldn't trade it for all the money in the world.

My heart is so full of love and compassion for everyone in its path. I'm praying with you.

I've put the post up on my blog if you care to get just a small glimpse into what has happened all over the South today.

Much love,
Fran

Ashton said...

I'm like you Amanda keeping an eye on the Hurricane and being prepared. Looks like it is going to Louisiana.
Was looking scary at one point. All will be well...God's mercy and prayer. Must keep praying.

I looked at this link just cause I wanted to see a different visual of the tracking:
http://www.ksat.com/hurricane-gustav/index.html

Allison

Cathy Davis said...

We're praying with y'all! (giggles at debra's sarcasm)

Michelle said...

I have never been anywhere near a hurricane, since I live in California, so I can only try to imagine how terrifying the prospect would be. I am praying safety for everyone.

lori said...

praying with you

Smelling Coffee said...

I, too, am praying... and watching... and waiting for the Lord to show His mercy and His faithfulness...

Amber said...

ME TOO!! i am totally addicted to the weather updates. Allison Richmond decided to stay...well only go to Baton Rouge so she could be there to help. Her church (most of them decided to stay as well) has been organize everything so they can be prepared immediately after the storm...its so awesome, but we are texting like crazy. I begged her to leave but I trust her that she is doing what the Lord is telling her.

Linda Vujnov said...

Scary stuff.
We here in CA just have earthquakes and my youngest is so curious about hurricanes.

Mandi said...

Praying with you for all those in the path of this storm.
I like what Dori said about not worrying when storms come because we know the One who walks on them...SO TRUE!

Longmeadow Mama said...

No coincidence these verses showed up in morning devotions....
"The seas have lifted up, O Lord,
the seas have lifted up their voice; the seas have lifted up their pounding waves.
Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea--
the Lord on high is mighty.
Psalm 93:3-4

Susan said...

I have been praying for our neighbor's elderly mother who did not evacuate in Houma, LA...I'll pray for all of you in Houston as well.

Moops said...

Praying hard for Pastor Luter and the Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans. Lord have mercy on your children.

katiegfromtennessee said...

Hey Amanda,

Yeah, I saw that Gustav was coming towards New Orleans, and I hope and pray that those in the path will evacuate in time. There's always time to come back later when the storm passes. I was also praying for you all that you would not be hit with the storm:)
My older sis and you all live in TX-I like TX a lot because of these facts:)

Love in Christ,

katiegfromtennessee

Cathy Davis said...

Just checking in with my favorite Houstonians!

Emily said...

Every time I see Houston on the map, a prayer goes up for all of you. I'm with you - my heart has been heavy for LA all night and morning.

Lord, draw near.

bethany said...

I've been watching the newscasts on CNN and am just hurting for those people that have already been through this and may go through it again.
I remember when Katrina happened, my brother was sent to Miss. to help with clean up (he's a firefighter here in CA). He brought back hundreds of pictures and stories of what he saw. It was so sad.
I am praying for all those in the path of this hurricane that God would pour out his mercy....

3girlsmom said...

I'm glued, too. Can't take my eyes off of FoxNews. I think prayers have already been answered by its strength decreasing to a category 2. Praise Him for that! Now if only those dern levees would hold!!!

Kathleen in TX said...

Praying for all of you on the coast.

Kim said...

Praying for your family and everyone involved!!! God Bless

Jen said...

I love it if you and your readers would please remember to lift up Cuba. They took a big hit when Gustav passed over, and I'm still not sure all my friends there are safe, and they are still reeling from the last one that caused lots of flooding. We travel there with HFBC. Thank you!

Sheryl said...

My husband received an email for Disaster Relief chaplains to be "ready to go." I'm not sure if he will be able to go to Mississippi with the first group but maybe one of the others.

Our family has been praying for all the families involved in this storm.

Sheryl

SuperMommy Lisa said...

Hi Amanda,

Diego to the rescue!!!! I need to purchase one of those potty chairs. Where did you pick that up at? Of course, I havent seen one, but I live in San Angelo....

Go Jackson!

Love - Lisa
shayandlisa1@verizon.net