My dear friend Mary Kay Deen, who now infuses heaven and earth with her light, had a favorite saying for young people graduating from the Starfish Café training program: “The hardest day of a butterfly’s life is the day it kisses the caterpillar good-bye.” Maybe this day, this tenth anniversary of Katrina, is the day…Details
The stories in Katrina’s Grace are all about my experience of Grace after the storm. The stories here will go beyond Katrina and even beyond natural disaster for stories of Grace in many situations. I will be sharing more of my own stories and stories others share.
As I have been with friends this anniversary week and as I have remembered, again deep gratitude washes over me for all the grace we received after Katrina. People prayed, sent gifts, came to help. Just today I learned that the Mennonites and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance are finishing repairs on a friend’s house that were…Details
Today after I left copies of Katrina’s Grace in the Walter Anderson Museum Store, I took some time to dwell in the cottage room. For those who do not know Walter Anderson, he was a painter from Ocean Springs who loved nature and loved to paint nature. Most of the time he lived in a…Details
This past week-end I had the pleasure of being with my friends in their home in Yalobusha County, Mississippi. Deep in the woods away from highways and city lights, they have created a sanctuary of cabin, covered porches, and gardens. From the woods they have brought stones of all kinds and sizes to create a…Details
On April 12, at my home church, Trinity Presbyterian Church in Starkville, MS, we dedicated Katrina’s Grace. The whole worship service was built around Grace and hope following disaster. The biblical story was about the disciples gathered in a room, afraid, dismayed, confused, after Jesus’ body had disappeared. They had suffered the greatest disaster imaginable.…Details