I added a pic of me and Lucy at ChopSticks to the last entry. If anybody wants to donate money to help me shower her with gifts, let me know.


Went home…Thanksgiving break was busy with papers mostly. But I did get to really see the damage for the first time, from Moss Point all the way to Biloxi. Most of these pictures were taken near the beach in the Pascagoula area (and yes, most were taken as my parents drove me around). And keep in mind, this is 3 months after the actual hurricane hit…


 Best Western



 Catholic church



 Catholic church’s new meeting place





 Decapitated church




 This is where 2 houses are actually stacked on top of each other


 House debris in trees


 Topless pier



One family tried to make their destroyed home a little more festive…



While some people are still living in tents and have no homes at all…


 Tent village in Ocean Springs


However, despite the overwhelming destruction, I also saw some rays of hope (quite literally on my drive back to MC):



 A Home for Christmas



 Dad’s church’s sanctuary so far, thanks to the tireless efforts of volunteers from Tennessee and California, plus many other places



 I took this while driving back to MC (kids, don’t try this at home).


New stuff I’ve learned: During the temptation of Jesus, He reveals that God is far more concerned with the basic heart issue rather than the details of the situation. For example, when Satan offers Jesus all the kingdoms, Jesus does not say, “I don’t want your stinkin’ kingdoms,” like we might. In fact, He doesn’t comment on what He’s being offered at all. He deals with the base issue instead: “Worship God alone.” It’s the same pattern through all 3 temptations. And Scripture (the 2 most important commands are extremely basic). Just something to chew on. The temptation is never about the details, it’s about our hearts and our motives. God really does look at the thoughts and intents of the heart more than outward appearances/circumstances. Maybe we should, too.

Advertisements

7 thoughts on “

  1. Good insight on temptation, it really isn’t about the details we try to focus on. I think most of the problems we deal with in the world stem from a few basic things. We focus in ways that differ from God’s way,in the same way that Band-aids differ from surgery. It really does make you think about things πŸ™‚

  2. Awesome pictures…but very sad. It reminds me that there is still alot of work to do and people to pray for. Check out this Nikon that I’m looking at:Click here πŸ™‚

  3. What church is that; your dad’s?I just moved from the coast…

  4. Sure thing, just need your box number. πŸ™‚

  5. I’m sure you’ll be fine. πŸ™‚

  6. That picture of the ship on land is crazy! I took a picture of it too everytime I pass it I’m like -that is not supposed to be there.  The church looks like its coming along that is wonderful!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s