This week's conversation

August 9, 2020 @ 10:04am

This week's Clarion Call:



This past week has been a wild ride. Weather stations reported that a Hurricane was charging up the East coast from Florida to Maine. This Hurricane had a name most of us struggled to pronounce - Hurricane Isaias (e-sigh-ee-us). It was an incredibly destructive storm leaving 5 dead, and homes and livelihoods destroyed. The only problem most of us had was losing our electricity. When reports started coming in showing the swaths of devastation and loss, my problems were no more. I saw that not having electricity was merely an inconvenience.


Wednesday our dog Sophie started having seizures (something new). So, on Thursday, I took Sophie to Dr. Bill, greatest Veterinarian in the world next to my brother. I opened the door to my car and the ghastliest smell poured out. Even Sophie didn’t want to get in. I looked in the trunk cautiously to see what I could find. Imagine my surprise when I found 2 unopened packages of Perdue chicken breasts left there from when I went grocery shopping…3 days before!!! I won’t name names but I didn’t do it.😆


On Friday evening I went out to close my car windows (which I had left open because of the stench), only to discover my car battery was dead. I left my keys in the ignition. Again, imagine my surprise when Eddie told me that in a Subaru, keys left in the ignition would drain the battery. Why would I know that? And besides, I jumped out of the car quickly because of the wicked stench.


I came back into the house while Eddie was charging the battery. There on our screen came the beep..beep..beep noise; a tornado/lightening filled storm was coming our way. Take shelter if you are in the following areas. Lo and behold, Salem County scrolls across with an accompanying map. A bright red angry rectangle and the name Woodstown was on the screen. I thought about rebuking the winds like Jesus did in Matthew 8 but thought it wasn’t the time to get all sassy. I came out and yelled “get in the house”. It felt a little Oz-y. As directed, we brought our 2 dogs down into the basement to wait it out. God is good and all will work out. What a funny week.


Sunday Affirmation: “He (Jesus) replied, ‘You of little faith, why are you so afraid?’ Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm. Matthew 8:26 This week I pray that you know the calm that comes from trusting in Jesus…completely.



Pastor Ayn


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