A terrible wind storm came through the Tulsa area several weeks ago. The result was over 100,000 homes with out electricity, some for over a week. Other homes sustained more permanent damage.
This picture is an actual home of a family in our church. The winds not only blew off branches, it blew a tree down onto their house! Now our church has a "chain saw" gang that can work on downed branches and assist families who have yard debris. But this job was way beyond their capabilities. The weight of the tree (and the precarious nature of it's landing on the roof) made any attempt to try to work on it a dangerous situation. There are simply times when experts are needed....
My son and family joined us for the 4th of July; one of our family traditions, for this holiday, is making "home made" ice cream. Usually I am the primary "ice cream cranker" and I crank until my strength gives out; then I sit on top of the case while my wife uses both hands to crank the final rotations. The finished product is usually very good, but almost everyone agreed this years was the best. What made the difference?...
Dr. Allen Schneider is a United Methodist pastor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist presently serving the Sapulpa and greater Tulsa communities.