On Texas

hurricane_flag To say that things look bad in Texas is an understatement; Harvey has dropped fifty inches of rain in Houston. The flooding will be catastrophic, to say the least.

I ache for these people. I truly do. I’ve been through something similar. I grew up in the Cape Fear region of North Carolina. Hurricanes were a fact of life, something that we had to deal with, prepare for and do our best to survive. They are not fun, by any means of the imagination. There is always the chance that the storm will strengthen, that it will turn and make a direct hit, that it will make landfall during high tide and cause massive flooding on the beachfront.

I don’t miss dealing with any of that. The coast is beautiful but it can be dangerous. That is a fact.

However, it is also a fact that hurricanes also don’t respond well to prayers or any other supernatural intercessions. Praying for Texas will not help. It will not help the flood waters recede. It will not protect anyone. It will not provide food or shelter or clothing to the victims. If you truly want to help, try donating to worthy charities. Giving a few dollars will do more than trying to wish the victims well.

It doesn’t have to be much. Any amount is appreciated. Thank you.

About Silverwynde

I'm a Transformers fan, Pokémon player, Brewers fan and all-out general nerd. I rescue abandoned Golett, collect as many Bumblebee decoys and figures as I can find and I've attended every BotCon--official and non--since 1999. I'm also happily married to a fellow Transfan named Prime and we were both owned by a very intelligent half-Siamese cat, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge on June 16, 2018. We still miss him. But we're now the acting staff of a Maine Coon kitty named Lulu, who pretty much rules the house. Not that we're complaining about that.
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