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One-Liner Wednesday: We’ll Still Have Power


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There’s a big hurricane heading my way. We will probably lose electricity. I know electricity is important and that there are people whose lives  depend it. I pray they will be safe. When we say, “we lost power,” or “they were without power,” what does that do to us mentally and emotionally? What if we said, we lost electricity?

Even if we lose electricity in the hurricane, we will have power.

We’ll have the power to pray, sing, and reminisce, the power to light a candle and tell stories or read a book. We’ll have the power to ask for help or help our neighbors. The power to clean up and, if we need to, rebuild.

Is it a coincidence that a major hurricane is coming on the same week home repairs have relocated us to the house my parents left me? My Wilmington house is 15 minutes from the ocean. My parents’ old house, an hour north, is about 30 minutes from the ocean.  I feel safer here where the windows are reinforced and the roof is metal. Thanks, Dad. Plus this house is mostly brick, a little higher off the ground, and the trees are further away from the house. Thanks, Dad. I do wish I had thought to hug my beloved sycamore before I left and told her to hold on tight. I’ll be sending her love.

If this house was on the beach, where evacuation is mandatory, I’d definitely head for the hills. But this far inland, evacuation is voluntary. We plan to stay here with our old dogs who are just getting settled at the new location. I’ll be a little worried about my Wilmington house, but I believe we’ll be safe here. Prayers are welcome and appreciated.

Doodle sleeping on couch

Doodle is getting ready for the hurricane. She has the power to sleep.

Thank you to all the animal shelters and foster homes doing extra duty. Never leave your animal friends home alone during a hurricane! And kudos to my friend Michael who drives buses for the city. He’s was called into work yesterday to drive people to Raleigh.

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Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

38 thoughts on “One-Liner Wednesday: We’ll Still Have Power

  1. Thinking of you JoAnna and family! Prayers! Best visualizations… my nephew’s birthday and my sister and her family are in N.C. too! You definitely have the power & the presence! I love how your parents are still with you.

  2. You be careful, all right? A storm this big can affect weather inland, too. Prayers and good thoughts, as always,.

  3. Since you mentioned that in a comment on my post, JoAnna, I have come to really appreciate the distinction between electricity and power.

    I will certainly keep you in our thoughts and prayers, but as John said, be careful.

  4. Hope everything will be fine and you all be safe. Take care!

  5. Be safe. I’ll be praying for you and family.

  6. Stay safe Joanna. Somehow, I sense you and your family will be safe in your Dad’s house. Coincidence you are there? No, I think not.
    Hugs of support and hoping your Wilmington property stays sound. Crack open the box of candles… It might be a rough old night. ❤️🕯️🕯️🕯️

  7. Nice thoughts and Doodle is super cute.

  8. Prayers for you and your family. (And a few for that Wilmington house, too.) We’re 3 hours inland and are surely thinking about all of you on the waterfront.

    • Thank you for the prayers and thoughts, Laura. I hope Florence has dropped down below hurricane level before she gets to you. They often weaken once they get over land.

  9. Prayers for y0u, y0ur husband, the dogs. and both houses. I am glad y0u are not so near the ocean. I know you are thankful to have the home where are now residing. Hopefully you will not be without electricity for very long. I assume you are stocked up on powdered/canned milk., bread, and vegetables that keep out of the fridge plus various canned goods and other essentials. And a kerosene portable stove for cooking. Also plenty of dog food. You never know how long it will be before things are back to a semblance of normalcy. Be well and be safe.

  10. Someone is looking after you. May you not find too much damage on your return

  11. Best wishes during the storm. May it all turn out well. Good one-liner, by the way.

  12. Hello friend, hope you are safe and dry in the family home. Things looked rough for Wilmington on the news last night. We can loose many things but it’s hard to live without our faith. I know your concerned about your home, hope not to much damage done. This is two years in a row for that area, Texas had it’s share last year. My husband doesn’t understand how I can love the beach so much but don’t want to live on one. I’m quite happy living five hours away from the beach, we can go on vacation.
    I’ll be thinking about you and family. 🙂

  13. We don’t have electricity, but we got the power! Charging our phones in the car right now. Feeling thankful.

  14. Oh…JoAnna…You have been on my mind so much with Florence doing her SLOW dance!
    Sending great energy and hoping that you are well and that both your homes survived intact (and your trees!!!) 😁😁💜💜

  15. Hope you are OK. I think you may have seen flooding but hope it hasn’t destroyed too much. Hugs for recovery time. 🙏

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