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Goo

I was raised on the butterfly metaphor.  From kids’ books to Easter symbols.  I’ve preached it.  I watched it unfold in grade school terrariums.  And I’ve used it as ...

That Hard Place

That Hard Place I don’t like pain.  I read a situation, analyze all the trajectories and options and work overtime to figure out how to get through things without causing...

California Wildfires

Wildfires have become a regular plague for the people of California.  The year began with sweeping fires in January.  More lives and homes were lost in July.  And now the...

Comfort and Children

When it comes to emergency or disaster situations, once we know our families and pets are safe we are left to think about what we need to bring with us to either a friend...

Resilience

This month is Disaster Preparedness month.   You will find another great resource here: Disaster Resiliency (PDF) written by Judy O'Donnell.  And we have seen that ...

Safe and Secure

Psychologists will tell us that one of the most basic drivers of human behavior is the need to find safety and stability.  And churches are perceived as sanctuaries ...

Thanks for the Buckets!

The last few months have been an overwhelming time of natural disasters. Several severe storms struck the gulf and east coast with hurricanes at their highest level.  ...

Can Flames Compete with Tweets?

Overwhelm: It seems to be a common word these days. News is full of stories that tap deeply into our compassion and concern.  But they are so full of emotion that it ...

Shaken

I am shaken. There are times when words are not adequate. There are times when emotions run so deep and painful that any attempt to express them with words could unleash ...

What on Earth is Happening?

The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it ~ Psalm 24:1 Hurricane Harvey produced a level of rainfall and flooding that "hasn’t ...

Where will Jose Go?

At this point it seems unlikely that it will make landfall. BUT, there is a worst case scenario that it could strengthen and then make landfall in New England.

Disaster Update: How to be Helpful

Psalm 57:1 “Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious to me, For my soul takes refuge in You; And in the shadow of Your wings I will take refuge Until destruction passes by.”...

Disaster Preparedness

by Estelle Margarones September is Disaster Preparedness Month and your MACUCC Disaster Resource & Response Team encourages you to dedicate a Sunday in September to ...

Tornado Season Starts Early

Tornado season started much earlier than usual and we already set a Massachusetts record for the first tornado in February. Weather forecasters herald this as the ...

Hurricane Matthew touches us all

It’s been a while since we’ve seen a Category 5 hurricane.  And unless you’ve been there you really can’t imagine what 150+ mile an hour winds can do.  Haiti can tell ...

Hurricane Hermine strikes

As we woke up this morning (Friday, September 2nd) Hurricane Hermine has come ashore it Florida and made its way across the state. It is hard to believe that this is the ...

Preparing for Hurricane Season

Friends, Each season of the year has its own possibilities for disasters.  We are about to enter the peak of the hurricane season. While this is predicted to be normal ...

A Wind Storm Stops Only for Jesus

September is National Preparedness Month and this blog on Hurricanes is part of a series corresponding with the Federal Emergency Management Association’s weekly themes ...

Gunshot Interrupts Easter Vigil

It happened in Pennsylvania just days ago. Sadly, disturbing events do happen in and around churches. Over the last few years, there have been a broad range of incidents ...

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