Monday, August 27, 2012

Hope for the Best....

Monday Musings on This 'N That



"Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst." I try always to think and speak positively but I heard that sentence used on The Weather Channel yesterday before Isaac changed from a tropical storm to a hurricane. In the realm of dangerous weather I suppose that's pretty good advice.


No, that's not spaghetti above thrown against the fridge to see if it's cooked enough. That's all the possible tracks Issac could take early on. The Weather Channel reports that the large size of Isaac will impact a tremendous area when it hits land. The Weather Channel expects it to be a Category 2 and possibly a Category 3 when it finally hits America's shoreline.


Above is a photo of Hurricane Opal which hit the Gulf Coast in 1995 then stayed a hurricane all the way from the coast of Alabama to the Alabama-Tennessee state line. I had a book signing scheduled for the day after it plowed through my state. A handful of folks came and bought books. One guy came by early and paid for two books and asked the store owner to get me to sign them and he would be back to get them when he could. He was busy cutting away downed trees in his neighborhood. Most of my town was without power so I'm thankful for those who came to the signing.


I've seen the devastation hurricanes leave behind, as above. And, yes, below are boats on the road after a hurricane.


It appears that many people face the threat of Isaac this week. I pray for the safety of all affected and for God's comfort and strength for them. The Republican National Convention scheduled in Tampa, Florida got a scare. I suppose the storm altered their attendance at least on the beginning day(s). We all plan ahead and schedule things in our life, but sometimes they get altered.


"The mind of man plans his way,
But the Lord directs his steps."
Proverbs 16:9 (NASB)


The winner of last Thursday's blog post for a copy of Dying to Read by Lorena McCourtney is Bobbie. I'll email you to get your mailing address and get the book out to you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.


Till next time ... keep on smiling.


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