Unusual Day

Yesterday at 1:51 pm while I was in an art store buying supplies for Julianne the ground began to shake…and it kept shaking.  The clerk and I looked at each other and I said, “This is an earthquake”; we then walked out of  the store along with everyone inside.  (Which I hear from my CA friends is a no-no, but what do we know here??)  It was a little disconcerting; I mean, the ground shook a lot to the point where stuff was moving on the walls and a few things came off the shelves.  

The worst part was that cell service was completely out and I couldn’t get in touch with Michael or the kids.  It took about 45 minutes to get through and for me to find out that everyone was safe!!   What is really strange to me is that we have had 3 aftershocks, though I only felt one of them.  I associate those with large earthquakes but apparently they happen after any kind of quake.

As the news winds down about the earthquake, we are preparing for Hurricane Irene to possibly come near our area. Last I heard, it was heading mostly east so we might only get rain…which we need.  Oh, and today you can sometimes smell the smoke from the Great Dismal Swamp fires.  These are strange times, indeed!!

I have seen some good verses posted after the earthquake but the one I posted on my FB wall was this:

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.  Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.  (Psalm 46:1-3)

The earth might shake but God is ever-present.  What a comforting thought!!

One thought on “Unusual Day

  1. It IS comforting. I have so many friends in the line of the hurricane. I'm thankful your family is safe and will continue to pray for others this weekend.

    I love the post below. I found you through Rebekah's blog. Such great advice.

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