My entire family lives along the Texas gulf coast. After living through many dangerous storms, there are a few things we have learned about hurricane season.
One – always keep a hurricane survival kit.
Two – make sure to board up the windows before Home Depot sells out of wood.
Three – make friends with a rich neighbor who owns a gasoline powered generator.
They seem like small things but when the time comes they make a HUGE difference.
Sadly, there are still some people who don’t prepare. They call themselves courageous for hunkering down and braving the storm. They laugh off hurricane threats as media exaggeration; they refuse to leave the area even after mandatory evacuations have been ordered. Some of them even SURF the waves as the hurricane closes in.
These kinds of people show up on the news later, not a courageous survivors, but as victims who lost their valuables or their lives to the storm.
Being prepared is mandatory…
My pastor recently taught on Matthew 24:44.Leave a Comment
The very definition of ‘Grace’ in regards to theology is complex. I like how one definition of grace is “state of grace – the condition of being in God’s favor or one of the elect”. Which is similar to the Ephesians passage quoted,
To me, Grace means I don’t have to be perfect. No matter how hard I try to have everything perfect it will not be. God knows it and still loves me. I thak Him for His grace!
Faith Barista Bonnie says
Grace is knowing God will be there, even when I’m not as prepared.