Thursday, June 6, 2013

Good Lord Willing and the Creek Don't Rise

There are four seasons here in the south...

1.  Almost Summer
2.  Summer
3. Still Summer
4. Winter

Along with summer comes hurricane season, which officially began June 1.  Guess what?  It's June 6 and we already have one of these...

Hello, Andrea!  So nice of you to come by for a visit just in time for the weekend. 
Now, here in South Carolina near the coast, I'm not going to say we don't take our tropical storms and hurricanes seriously.  We can tell you all about them and how we survived Hugo and how one time we were without power for two weeks so we had to carry water from the pond to flush the toilet.  Oh, the stories we could tell.  We also know just the right time to go to the Wal Mart to buy  jugs of water, Slim Jims, milk, bread, and batteries for the flashlight we can't find, which also happens to be the excact same moment everyone else in Horry County has the same idea. Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, kind of like going to a family reunion where you don't know anyone there either, but you know you're kin somehow. 
So, I was in the buffet line at the Chinese restaurant for lunch today when I got the latest news on the storm.  Who wouldn't trust two women on their second plate of lo mein and terriyaki chicken who have 24/7 access to the Weather Channel? 
"I'm not even worried about this storm. They haven't sent Jim Cantore anywhere near where we are! Pass me an egg roll, will you?"
There you have it.  Nothing to worry about around here.  Now, where did I put those Slim Jims?
And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. And they went and woke him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing.” And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?” Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. And the men marveled, saying, “What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?”
Mtthew 8:23-27


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