Saturday, September 10, 2011

Weekending-As the Rain Falls, Some Odds and Ends Worth Noting

Here in Missouri, Tropical Storm Lee is sending out her last gasp of rain as I type.  It's a wet day but we actually needed some rain!  I just wish that my friends in Texas would see some of this rain as they deal with a severe drought and wildfires!  So many folks to pray for and so many things to be thankful for on this wet Saturday!

Christine Sine has some great prayers to share this week.  I encourage you to read them.
Prayers for the Journey 

Of course tomorrow is the ten year anniversary of September 11th.  I join with others to lift the survivors and the brave souls who responded, in prayer.  May they be comforted.

My thoughts turn to Vermont as my family and friends work on recovery efforts from Hurricane Irene.  As a matter of fact, two of the top three posts on my blog this week deal with their stories.  You can read them by clicking on the home button and then clicking on the individual post title.  They are:  I Love Her Because of Her Indomitable People and, When Alan Met Irene.

I was able to listen by Internet to local radio station WDEV's great Saturday morning show, "Music to go to the Dump by".  Here's the update on the state and here is the message that they are asking all of us to get out to folks.  Vermont is open for business!  Seems a lot of folks are canceling their fall foliage trips because of the news about the flooding, but, Vermonters are pretty tough and they are working hard to help the hard hit areas.  Keep in mind, there are also areas in the state that did not get hit and did not see any major damage and the main roads like Interstate 89 are open!  So for those of you who are wondering if you should go or cancel your plans, GO!  And if you have never been to Vermont but always wanted to go, fall foliage season is a fantastic time to experience the Green Mountains!  The trees will be beautiful, the apples will be ready to pick right off the tree, you can drink fresh cider or grab a fantastic cup of coffee and there are the local Chicken Pie Suppers, Chamber Orchestras, fall festivals, Tunbridge World's Fair and for race car lovers, the annual Milkbowl!  Who knows, you might even get to see a moose or two!

The top read post on my blog this week:  Social Principles and Theology.  Thanks to fellow bloggers John Meunier and Allan Bevere for getting the ball rolling on this topic!  It really does need more discussion.

No matter where you are, no matter what you are doing, I hope that you all have a fantastic weekend!

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