I'm heading to the beach in a few moments to soak up the last rays of summer (it's supposed to be sunny and in the high 80's) and perhaps have Thrasher's French Fries for lunch and then come home, pack, and be on the road by 8 PM.
Yes, I have been known, in many aspects of my life, to try and squeeze every last drop out of a good thing. I mean, if you don't, what's the point? Actually, I think it pisses God off if we don't enjoy goodness right to the very last drop.
and our dear friend, Wayne.
grow up outside our front door.
and the once-a-month treat of a full moon.
It's been a time to pray, reflect, remember, grieve, celebrate, relax, re-create and, in the process, find healing. I am deeply grateful for all your private notes, and for Doug's outrageous ministry to keep me laughing.
All good things come to an end, I am convinced, so that we can appreciate them more deeply. I'm already looking forward to next summer, which will, of course, get me through the icy cold slop that is often winter in the North East Corridor.
Please do join me in prayer for all our sisters and brothers who live in Mississippi and Louisiana and other parts of the Gulf Coast as Hurricane Gustav promises to bring more damage than Katrina/Rita.
Here's link to a page where you can watch five different local stations covering Hurricane Gustav - New Orleans: WGNO, WWL, WDSU, WVUE; and in Baton Rouge: WBRZ.
Pray for the people of Houma, Louisiana--a largely Native American community in Gustav's sights right now.