I live in southern Alabama – southwestern Baldwin County – we’re out of danger now, with the evac’s lifted. But the wind’s still blowing and the rain’s still falling and the roads south to the beaches are still closed so we’re not out of this just yet. The threat of tornadoes and flash floods keeps most folks here grounded in their homes. While we’re safe here, we pray earnestly for the safety of those folks west of us in Mississippi and Louisiana. I have lived long enough to know that anniversaries don’t just mark happy times. Today’s the 7th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the folks in New Orleans probably don’t want to be reminded, even visually, of what happened after that fateful, hateful day. Platitudes can only go so far, but prayer goes forever. You have my prayers.