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Books and Burgers

Normally I go to a restaurant OR a library, but not both at the same time in the same place. But then, many things are not normal since the devastation left behind by Hurricane Harvey. Clay’s Restaurant, named for the road on which it is located in Northwest Houston, has been a popular destination for years. Families love the open play area where kids can burn off their youthful energy while adults sit in shaded […]

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Martin Luther statue

500 Years Later – 1517 to 2017

In honor of the 500th Anniversary of the start of the Reformation, I am pausing from the post-Harvey blogs to reflect on the significance of that globe-changing movement that began October 31, 1517. Today we may rant and rail against political, religious, and business injustices and inequities, but at least we are we are free to do so. Five hundred years ago people in Europe were controlled by a complex system of royalty and religious […]

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Wildlife Affected by Hurricane

All Creatures Great and Small

“And have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.” (Genesis 1:28b) The news informs us about the impact of disasters on the people in the path of hurricanes, floods, earthquakes and fires. First responders arrive immediately to rescue people and their pets. Communities come together to start dealing with the resulting destruction. But humans aren’t the only creatures […]

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Alley Theatre

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

This week I got a message from Dean Gladden, Managing Director of the Alley Theatre. In 2015 this downtown Houston theatre moved over to the nearby campus of University of Houston while the Alley got a $46.5 Million upgrade. This much beloved theatre was one of many Houston downtown buildings that flooded in 2001. That summer tropical storm Allison hovered over Houston for several days, dumping water into our city’s underground tunnel system that connects […]

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TX Army National Guard Hurricane Harvey Response

Where Was My Faith?

“Where is your faith in God?” That was the question posed to me by my husband as the news continued to report the status of water being released from the two reservoirs near our home. The combination of 50 inches of rain dumped on Houston by Hurricane Harvey and water releasing from two nearby reservoirs resulted in the entrance to our neighborhood becoming a lake. Over the period of a couple of days that lake […]

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