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A Peaceful End to a Stormy Day

There is something hopeful about the light of a crescent moon breaking through a stormy sky… Continue reading

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When the Waters Go Back to the River

When the spectacle of the flood gives way to the hard work of cleaning up, it is good to remember that our God can bring both beauty and blessing even from the muck. Continue reading

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An Old Farmer Takes Stock of Loss

Any time when we have the opportunity to help someone else is a time for sowing good seed, whether in tragedy or just the usual. Continue reading

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Another Fine Mess

Draining the swamp can be a pretty messy job… but there is stuff that leaves a stain that’s worse than mud! Continue reading

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A Greater Hope

Even when it might be tempting to start looking for gopher wood and patching tar, we should keep in mind that hope, faith and love outlast every disaster. Continue reading

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Storm of Opportunities

For some of us, the weather has brought inconvenience, for others, calamity. Let’s not only be careful; let’s also be full of caring for one another. Continue reading

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Above the Stench, Beyond the Sting

Even in the stench that comes after a flood, acts of love and compassion bring a divine soothing. Continue reading

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Of Floods and Droughts

This reminds me, too,
somehow,
that it is far easier
to give alms
than to endure poverty.
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The Long Summer

but eventually

even good people

can grow weary of their own petitions.

It is good

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Storm Surge

The storm that came through the area just over a week ago laid down some destruction over at Maryville, Missouri. Straight-line winds and hail blew down trees and blew out windows, ripped up some roofs and left streets and lawns strewn with limbs and leaves. Continue reading

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