Well, all my own ideas for blogging got shoved to the back this morning, in light of the FANTASTIC lightening storm we experienced first thing this morning. It began about 6 a.m. and lasted for about a good hour. Miles and I sat in the safety of our patio and watched it unfold all around us. We managed to capture it for you in photos and ...
MILES & MICROTRAK
Miles was busy with his little microtrak recorder while I was busy with the camera. Gina - this is specially for YOU... he captured the fury of the lightening and also the pattern of the rain on the roof. The recorder does an amazing job! We now have our 'ear' to the world, it's opened up an entire new soundscape on life! To hear this morning's storm, TURN UP YOUR SPEAKERS and just click on the following links:
In the Thunder clip you can hear Miles say "That was a good one!" and I follow up with "It was a doozer!"
RAIN ON THE ROOFTOPS!
While we were sitting on the patio watching the storm, it occured to me that I felt safe - and its how I would describe being in God's protection. The world is a storm raging all around us, while we can rest in the safety of His embrace. It reminds me of His POWER and MAJESTY - if He is FOR us, how can anyone be against us, really?
1 SAMUEL 2:10
those who oppose the LORD will be shattered.
He will thunder against them from heaven;
the LORD will judge the ends of the earth.
"He will give strength to his king and exalt the horn of his anointed."
1 SAMUEL 12:18
Then Samuel called upon the LORD,
and that same day the LORD sent thunder and rain.
So all the people stood in awe of the LORD and of Samuel.
And these are but the outer fringe of his works;
how faint the whisper we hear of him!
Who then can understand the thunder of his power?"
I don't know 'bout you - but He's got me on my face!
CLEANSING, REFRESHING RAIN!
Ok, so I run around all over the house unplugging almost every single appliance in our house. My grandmother, (bless your heart - how I miss you) - used to unplug at least her tv! Though it's never personally happened to me, I understand that an electrical storm can fry your appliances and computer equiptment in the blink of an eye - so its worth it! I did a bit of research on the internet to see if I'm just obsessive or if this holds merit, and I think I can safely say - unplug your stuff! Its well worth the few minutes investment of plugging and unplugging to keep your electronics safe! And if you don't take this advice, promise me you will at least not USE any equiptment during a storm? I care 'bout you!
Do you unplug your stuff? Or not - share with us!
Today in History:
1661 - Isaac Newton admitted as a student to Trinity College - Cambridge
1783 - Joseph & Jacques Montgolfier make 1st public balloon flight
1833 - Ada Lovelace (future 1st computer programmer) meets Charles Babbage
1875 - Pacific Stock Exchange formally opens
1917 - 10 million American men began registering for draft in WW I
1933 - US goes off gold standard
1940 - 1st synthetic rubber tire exhibited Akron Oh
1968 - Sen Robert F Kennedy assassinated in LA by Sirhan Sirhan
1972 - U.N. Conference on the Human Environment opens in Stockholm
1975 - Suez Canal reopens (after 6 Day War caused it to close)
1981 - TODAY/PC ran for 1st time
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