Growing, Not Dying

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Monday, September 05, 2005

Katrina

Yes, there are many posts about Katrina, but I am adding my thoughts to the mix. Being on the mental cleanse Jim and I weren't even aware that anything was happening until after it had hit. Even then, since we avoid the news we didn't know how bad it was or what was going on. We have no connections down there, so felt no immediate impact.

This week-end was the first time I saw the devestation, heard the stories of the people and felt the call to help. I attended a church in CA as a guest Sunday. That church is sending supplies directly to another church in Louisiana that is acting as a refugee site. I was glad to buy a few things to contribute. It wasn't much, but it felt like at least I was doing something. Jim's work started a matching contributions fund to encourage employees to donate. The company is sending something like $500,000 to help out.

This morning I read an article in People magazine. Having not been jaded by the news for the past month I was very sensetive to the story. I teared up. I came home and shared with Jim. This time I cried. Jim got all choked up too. Our hearts are very moved for those affected.

If you or someone you know was impacted by this tragedy know that we join with millions of others in offering our prayers on your behalf.

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