OK, that new weather word “derecho” is officially getting on my nerves. It’s a new catch phrase being used with alarming frequency by the Weather Channel and Accuweather clans. Part of my annoyance with this word is that for the first two days I told people about it, I was mispronouncing it. I said, “DEH-ri-ko.” Evidently it is a much more sophisticated word, “deh-RAY-cho.” Live and learn. The other thing that’s bugging me about this word is that it is a pretty big, scary straight line wind storm, and they keep saying it may head our way.
I think I will stop thinking about this word now, and think instead on my refuge, my safe harbor in any storm, my rock. “For my soul trusts in You; and in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge, until these calamities have passed by.” -Psalm 57:1 Yes, the storms will come and go, but Jesus remains the same forever. Wherever you are today, pray, stay safe, and trust in God, your refuge. Blessings, Lisa