More on Katrina

Firstly, I have more information about this post about the man who lost his wife in the storm. Thanks to TH who left this in the comments of that post:

That story was from WKRG TV in Mobile. The man (Mr. Jackson) was from Biloxi. The news journalist's last name is Mayerley. She has had alot of response to that candid interview with the distraught man…emails from around the world, she said. Later today, on WKRG, she said that there are hundereds of family members like Mr. Jackson. We can not all help him, personally, but we can give to every victim…by giving to United Way or the Red Cross, or any church group or agency that will aid the vicitims.

We live in the WKRG viewing area, so we saw the interview, Live. Almost unbelievable at first. I think it's hard to imagine such devestation right down the road. We will give and we will PRAY!! I know you will too. God is STILL in control and WE are STILL his helping hands, standing in the gap for our neighbors in prayer!

Thanks for caring about this poor man in Biloxi…and all the victims of Katrina.

If anyone in the storm area needs any phone calls made to relatives, I'll be willing. Drop me a line, leave me a message, and I'll call anyone you want to let them know you are ok. My contact information can be found here.

If there is any other ways I can help out from here, I'm willing. The people in the area are on my mind in prayer quite often.

Fox News has this story about the flooding in New Orleans.

CNN has this $4 gas sometime.

I lived in Hermann, MO in the '91 Mississippi/Misouri River floods. We weren't impacted, but had friends who were. Hermann was greatly impacted. You pull together to help out your neighbors any way you can. Christians, imagine what an opportunity you have to live out your faith to your friends. Let them see where your priorities really lie.

Here is a picture that went around work of FBC Gulfport:

What kind of witness would it be if the membership would show up tonight singing and worshiping God. What do they have to be thankful for? Well…they are alive for one. Second, they can be thankful for the opportunity to minister to their neighbors. In lots of these places outsiders cannot get in to help. Help has to come from those who are there.

The pictures below reminds me of pictures of levees breaking in the '91 floods. I wonder why the levees in New Orleans broke so fast. The ones in MO lasted just about all summer before they broke. Anyone have any ideas? I found the first picture on the website. The second came from FoxNews. I would have linked to it, but couldn't find the URL.

Did anyone else see this?

I was watching Fox News tonight and saw a report where they interviewed a guy in Mississippi. This guy was very distraught. His story…incredible. He and his family were in the attic of their house. Their house, in his words, split. His wife was sucked out. He cannot find her.

This man needs our prayers. I wish I could find the story. I wish I knew of some way to help this man. Someone needs to tell him that God loves him and can help heal his wounds.

Why Hasn’t Pres. Bush…

This blogger is asking why Pres. Bush hasn't done more with the military to curb violence and looting in New Orleans.

Why hasn't the President, who is back from his vacation, send troops down to assist with the looters/prisoners? Wouldn't this call for them to restore some type of order? Again, this maybe a naive question but I don't live in a major metropolis so I honestly don't know the procedure.

The answer is simple and doesn't have anything to do with politics. According to the Posse Comitatus Act, the US military is prohibited from exercising law enforcement within the United States. I for one agree with this. The US military isn't trained to keep law and order. They are trained for war. War where the point is to KILL PEOPLE and BREAK THINGS. Good law enforcement keeps these two things to a minimum.

Hurricane Katrina — How To Help

Like Dr. Mohler, I recommend helping through the North American Mission Board Disaster Recovery program. As far as I know, because of the support Southern Baptists give to the board through the Cooperative Program, 100% of what you give will go to disaster relief. I would expect none of your funds to be used for administrative expenses. Here is a NAMB article with more information.

[Update 2012-12-26 09:51:38] The link to Dr. Mohler’s website was redirected.  I updated the link to the correct one.

Boring Church? or What’s Important?


I was reading blogs tonight, and came across this article. I think it shows what is wrong with most people today. Note the picture. Note what the person is looking for.

No, church shouldn’t be boring or irrelevant. HOWEVER, never loose sight of what you go to church for. There needs to be sound Biblical preaching. The Word should never be compromised! Before you choose a church, put some thought into your criteria. Figure out what is important. First on your list should be doctrine and Biblical preaching!

Image from diofw via flickr

[Update 2012-12-28 07:49:54] While testing my blog to make sure it worked, I came across this article that had a bad link.  The link used to go to  I also added an image.

College and Parents

I came across this article today about colleges dealing with parents. I thought you would be interested in it too.

One of the reasons given in the story for such intrusiveness by parents is the “tight bond between Baby Boomer parents and their children.” I’m not sure I buy that. Sounds to me like the problem is rooted in a lack of parenting skills. Because parents are so overbearing and meddlesome, their kids aren’t learning how to be independent by doing things for themselves.

Hear Hear