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A "Weather Prayer"....
Guys (and Dani),
In WWII during the Battle of the Bulge, the 101st airborne division was trapped in the city of Bastogne. General Patton's attempts to relieve the soldiers and the city were hampered by the bad weather, in that case, snow and fog. Patton needed air cover for his tanks and troops as well as to drop supplies into the city for the 101st.

Patton called the chaplain in and asked for a "weather prayer" that God would clear the weather so that planes could fly. The chaplain balked at first at praying for something that would harm the enemy, but did as he was instructed. The weather did indeed clear!

It seems we need a "weather prayer" this week. Hurricane Florence appears to be steering away from my home in SC but tracking for the Outer Banks, Raleigh, eastern Virginia and beyond.

We have many members in NC and Virginia who will be affected by this great storm.

So I offer this prayer:

"Lord God Heavenly Father. It's us again. Duck hunters. The guys who usually pray for the worst weather possible for our hunts. While it may seem to You that we are praying out of both sides of our mouth, we ask that you might steer the storm out to sea. And if not, that you would protect people in the center of the landfall and in the wide area of the cone. Give people the sense to get out of the way, if that is the best thing to do. Give people the good sense not to drive through a flooded stream or street. We ask Lord that lives would be spared. Property can be rebuilt, but we ask that lives may be spared. This we ask, according to Your will and by Your mercy. Amen."

Larry Eckart, Pastor
Island Lutheran Church
Hilton Head, SC
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Amen.

Take care,

Ed L.
East Moline,
Illinois
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If I'd had asked what they wanted they would have said faster horses" - Henry Ford

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I spoke too soon. The SC governor has called for a mandatory evacuation of Hilton Head Island and all coastal counties and some inland counties. This will be three straight years of evacuation.

Larry
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Latest forecast looks grim for anyone from northern Georgia to northern Virginia. Batten things down and get someplace safe.

"At first blush I am tempted to conclude that a satisfactory hobby must be in large degree useless, inefficient, laborious, or irrelevant."
— Aldo Leopold
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Definitely the states need all the help they can get. My brother is a chinook pilot for the army at fort bragg. He is spending tomorrow flying helicopters ?someplace safe?. He isn?t sure yet if he will be able to fly back to get his family. He lives far enough inland Florence is only supposed to be a 1 by the time she gets there. The question is up in the air though on which side of the storm he will be. If he cant fly home to be with his family then my SIL and niece will head to him. It is going to be ugly and best wishes to everyone in the path of Florence.

Good luck with the evacuation Larry.
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Amen Rev Larry!

All my buddies in Louisiana are watching this storm heading to us in SC and calling to check in on us. They personally know what a Cat 4 can do......all we can do is pray and hope for the best.

If you need a place to shelter and pull back to from HHI hit me up. I live in Chapin, SC by Lake Murray. The Striped bass fishing should be on fire the closer the storm approaches too!
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Amen.

I will be heading to Tennessee tonight hopefully. Trying to beat the traffic. Will be an interesting ride because we have a month old son and a 5 year old and a beagle. Wasn't planning on leaving but don't need to take a chance with little ones and Isabel was bad enough with power out for a week.

Looks like those ducks in the freezer I was going to mount might be ruined but such is life of having material things. I pray everyone is safe and can recover if it's the Lord's will for it to hit strong




Benjamin Pendleton
Northeast N.C.
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Best wishes to all of you in Florence's path.
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Stay safe Larry. Kind of to be expected for you to be evacuated . They,re actually evacuateing Tangier Isl. Near the Md. / Va. line up the Cheaspeake Bay. First time I remember that happening in my lifetime. Storm surge along the coast A VERY DANGEROUS THING.
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Thoughts and prayers for all that are in harms way.











"Art does not reproduce what is visible - but makes things visible." ~ Paul Klee, artist, 1920
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benp wrote:
Amen.
Will be an interesting ride because we have a month old son and a 5 year old and a beagle.


Which one do you expect to make the most noise on the ride? LOL!

Stay safe, everyone. This is looking like a bad one.

"At first blush I am tempted to conclude that a satisfactory hobby must be in large degree useless, inefficient, laborious, or irrelevant."
— Aldo Leopold
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Made it with little delay. Trafffic was good and only a few stations out of gas.
Drove all night so they slept mostly expect for milk breaks




Benjamin Pendleton
Northeast N.C.
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I was betting on the beagle to be loudest.

Stay safe. Hope your home makes it through ok, but the really important things are all out of harm's way.

"At first blush I am tempted to conclude that a satisfactory hobby must be in large degree useless, inefficient, laborious, or irrelevant."
— Aldo Leopold