Alexandria In A Hurricane Watch Area; Otherwise, Just Waiting To Get Nuked Back To The Stone Age For A Day Or So

Yay. Thanks to everyone who has sent emails indicating the lifting up of me, my family, and the rest of Louisiana in prayer.

The really dumb part about all this is two fold. I frankly feel like we just did this. Just three years ago we were stir crazy in our house twice when Katrina and Rita hit. Just ridiculous. No technology. That’s the thought that goes through my head. The second is that for all of man’s achievements, none of these achievements are immune to natural disasters. I mean, we still run our electricity above ground on utility poles in most places. Early 20th century technology; still using it.

I can’t wait to go out into my neighborhood with my shovel to clean drains. Yay, post apocalyptic preview.

In other words, this whole storm thing sucks.

Fr. Mike preached a sermon that they why question isn’t such a good one to ask during a natural disaster; we need to ask where and how regarding God in these instances.

I know the Lord is in this, and oh my goodness we seem so much more prepared this time. Louisiana and the Feds got their act together this time. Our church is a shelter for elderly folks from New Orleans from Covenant House; definitely pray for them.

I am in one of the two light pink parishes at the time I am posting this, just to give everyone an idea. The two parishes are Rapides on the left and Avoyelles on the right.

6 Responses to “Alexandria In A Hurricane Watch Area; Otherwise, Just Waiting To Get Nuked Back To The Stone Age For A Day Or So”

  1. 1 Oldanglican September 1, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    I’m hearing on the weather channel that the storm, while still bad, was not as bad as expected. A W.C. reporter was in Gulfport and was actually able to stand in the wind to give his report. He wasn’t having to fight it. I’ve heard about the inevitable power outages but how is the flooding?

  2. 2 descant September 1, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    Just starting to rain here.

  3. 3 Timothy Fountain September 1, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    Giving thanks that the things seems to be weakening, but keeping up prayers just the same.

    But please, please don’t get nuked back to the stone age… those people did not have our advanced understanding of human sexuality and a stone age approach will undo many hours of Indaba.

  4. 4 Oldanglican September 1, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    Aren’t conservative Christians already considered stone age throw backs by liberals anyway?

    Brad, I pray God protects you & yours and all in the path of the storm.

  5. 5 Oscewicee September 1, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    Prayers still rising, that the winds will calm, the waters recede and that God will hold in His hand all those in the path of the storm.

  6. 6 Alice C. Linsley September 2, 2008 at 1:39 am

    Brad, what is the latest? My daughter in West Monroe says that they are having mostly rain, some winds, but not too bad.

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