I just found this great animation of the radar returns from Ike. As a point of reference, the very center of this image (i.e., the NWS radar) is located about 1 mile from our house. While we got hammered by the wind, the line of thunderstorms that blew through the following morning caused the majority of water damage for . . .
By no deliberate choice of my own, I read the following words from Dr. Luther the morning after Hurricane Ike had ravaged our part of the world between Galveston and Houston. In fact, while reading this, the wind was still blowing, our roof was still leaking, and shingles occasionally left their happy abode on our roof and drifted to . . .
Wow! The last week has been a whirlwind (no pun intended) of weather and activity in and around the Houston-Galveston area. With my family safely tucked away in Lake Charles, LA, I weathered the storm with no major incidents. Sure, we'll get a new roof and fence, but all in all, we fared quite well. No major damage . . .
Writing on Matthew 6, Luther says:
You might wonder, "Why does God insist that we pray to him and tell him our problems? Why doesn't he take care of us without our having to ask? He already knows what we need better than we do." God continually showers his gifts on the whole world every day. . . .
The sounds of hurricane preparation are...
hammers and nail guns,
Coast Guard helicopters,
Air Force airplanes,
kids playing in the street,
neighbors who hardly know each other talking,
a prayer whispered under one's breath,
and a gentle, almost playful . . .
OK, the numbers have been crunched, models updated, forecasts made...
and it officially looks like we're going to take a pretty direct hit from Hurricane Ike. The 10 AM CDT update map looks like this:
We're just east of the 7 AM Saturday location...the ugly side of the storm. In case it doesn't go . . .