These pictures are kind of a time-lapse view of the storm's passing. The wall cloud wasn't as pretty as some I've seen, but still... This storm dropped a funnel about ten minutes after these pictures were taken. The kids and Grandma and the dog were in the bathroom while I was outside on the street … Continue reading Storm #2 Pictures
As the first storm passed we had a very bright rainbow. You could see the whole span. A secondary rainbow was visible but it didn't show up well on the picture. The back side of the storm. I think this was the anvil of the next storm, heading over. Isn't this great? I need my … Continue reading Storm #1 Pictures
I have the coolest pictures of a wall cloud that passed just behind the house over the lake. I'm really hoping to get the pictures up tonight. As it was passing us it started some definite rotation and looked like a good updraft was forming. I heard on the TV a little later that five or … Continue reading Wall clouds and thunder and rain, oh my!
Right now the winds are gusting to 29 mph. The TV is on the local station for weather. For once, I don't need the velocity map to see the rotation, you can see an eye. Look at the storm below Athens. See the little blob of green below the red? That's the center of rotation. Cool! Such a shame … Continue reading The Eye
All of the readers of this blog who are in the AOCANA*, you are in my prayers. Lord have mercy. *If this means nothing to you, don't worry about it and count yourself blessed.
This has nothing to do with the trip. Well, that's not entirely true, but, well anyway... I had to run to Walmart this morning for a few forgotten items (like always, sigh) and while I was there I ran through the girls' clothing section just in case. I have a hard time finding nice, modest … Continue reading Wacko Walmart
Thank you so much for your prayers for my sister's friend and her husband on the loss of their four year old daughter Makiah. Rachel started a blog yesterday to help her start working through her grief. I encourage you to leave her a note to let her know if you've been praying for them.
Wow! Thanks to Maria for posting the link to this list in chronological order of women saints! Each name is a link to a page with the saint's life and troparion and kontakion. This list is on the Antiochian Archdiocese's page. (The OCA maintains a page with links to saints' lives as well (it's divided into categories).) … Continue reading Links to Women Saints’ Lives
I don't think I ever actually mentioned it, but I have a Columba Blanket available. The one I made originally wasn't for anyone in particular so it's sitting here waiting for a baby! Incidentally, there's a Columba Bonnet to go with it as well. Email me if you are interested.
On Doubt and Disbelief The Holy Fathers consider disbelief a passion just like adultery, vanity, pride, etc. Here the enemy is at work more than the person himself. One must battle with disbelief in the same way as with other passions; not by reasoning and mental debate, but by banishing such thoughts by sheer force … Continue reading Some Good Thoughts