Dear Carolinas, Love Texas

Dear Carolinas, We see you. We just want you to know that you are not alone. We know what it is like to sit day after excruciating day while the heavens pour out their never-ending wrath upon you, wondering if it is ever going to end...and if it does, what might be left of life [...]

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The Harvey Family You Helped

Back in September, I wrote a couple of heartfelt blogs as the chaos of Hurricane Harvey consumed my beloved city - The Good Thing Harvey Washed Away and The Wrong Donations - Some Tough Words on Disaster Relief. With the massive (rather unexpected) response I was receiving, I decided to use my popularity (notoriety?) for [...]

A Firefighter’s Worst Nightmare

I thought my heart couldn't be broken any more than it already had this week. I was dead wrong. Today it was shattered.  In the early morning hours of September 11th, Hurricane Irma roared through Florida unleashing her unrelenting fury. I sat on the sofa just outside of Houston, TX, with a friend, Traci, watching [...]

Ten Somethings You Can Do to Help Harvey Victims

I recently wrote a blog explaining that, though we are extremely grateful for the amazing outpouring of love and support we are receiving in Texas, some donations simply are not of immediate necessity in our current stage of recovery attempts. If you have not yet had the chance to read it, you can check it [...]

Love Books? Then You Can Help Flood Victims!

Good morning, friends. My family and I have been continuing to search for ways to help victims of Harvey. Yesterday we delivered 16 dozen eggs to the a VFW to help feed the 400 evacuees there. We then headed over to a local shelter at Church Project to sort donations, some of which will be [...]