One year ago I sat here and called my congregational leaders and we reviewed the weather forecast and reluctantly decided to cancel church services the next day. By the middle of the next morning, Hurricane Irene had devastated the community where we live.
A year ago this weekend, Hurricane Irene plowed into the East Coast with a roar, churning up the shoreline and leaving shuttered businesses and displaced families in its wake.
it's pretty easy to come to town, say you are a "trained trauma chaplain", flash your badge and get assigned to help people who are at their most psychologically and spiritually vulnerable. The potential for doing harm, to the point of spiritual abuse, is high.
The weather of life can be unpredictably dark and troubling. Harnessing your life challenges and tapping into the resilience building strategies discussed here will build resilience.
During natural disasters, society regularly turns to the state for help, which means such immediate crises are a much-needed reminder of just how important a functional big government turns out to be to our survival.
Faced with more frequent natural disasters caused largely by climate change, global and local decision-makers need to have greater foresight in their efforts to prevent and recover from future crises.
The nature of Americans is to have short memories, and that extends to the weather. As a result, an extended period of time without a certain type of dangerous weather event, like a hurricane, often leaves Americans feeling less threatened in the future.
In Washington, the translation of E Pluribus Unum has been lost. The belief that we are one nation -- united in purpose -- caring about and for one another is no longer the practice.
The road to wholeness after Irene for some was quick and for others longer. Some are still travelers on that journey. The message of the shofar can help remind us not to lose hope along that path.
As I gaze at what our future together means, growing old, an empty nest, frailties and potential diagnoses; my mind's eye views life a bit differently on this side of 50.
Whether it's the flooded Northeast or drought-stricken Texas, the threats couldn't be more different, but the problems are remarkably the same: Farms are devastated. Power plants shut down. Water supplies are threatened.
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What happens after you've canceled your hair and make up team and photographer on your wedding day? You watch the most beautiful display of love and support come beaming out of your friends and family.
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