Two Tips Tuesday – Hurricanes

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I hope everyone is doing well and looking forward to Wednesday – half way through the work week – yay!!!- LOL!

So…..I was so sick last Tuesday that I didn’t go to work and completely forgot to post Tuesday’s tips. I’m sorry. :o(

Hurricane season starts June 1st and ends November 30th although, most storms peak between August and October. We are now well into hurricane season. Dorian came through devastating the Bahamas and narrowly missing Florida. We now have Tropical Depression Ten out there. Everyone waiting to see if it will develop into Hurricane Jerry. There are so many tips that could be shared but today I would like to share just a couple of tips for preparing for hurricane season.

Tip #1 – Batteries – Always keep a good stock of batteries and do not keep them in your battery operated lights and radios. Batteries are always one of the first things to go when everyone is the stores getting ready for a hurricane to come. Keeping a supply of batteries is important but so is not keeping them in all of your battery operated things. Besides keeping a few flashlights around in case the power goes out, make sure you take the batteries out of everything else. If you store them away you will probably find that the next time you pull them out for hurricane season they will be corroded and possibly damage the inside of your radio or flashlight. Corrosion increases greatly when you leave them in.

Tip #2 – Groceries – Can’t help but notice people aimlessly walking through the grocery store throwing anything they can find that’s a can into their carts. Save your money and only buy canned goods you know everybody is going to want to eat after hurricane season is over. How much money is wasted on things you know you will never eat and is probably the last thing you would want to eat on a hot, humid day without power. Even if it means buying multiples of one thing – at least you know it is something that you can serve your family that they will want to eat no matter when you’re serving it. Oh, don’t forget your manual can opener – your electric can opener will only work as a heavy paperweight after a hurricane – LOL!

Does the thought of a hurricane coming give you anxiety? Has your life become a hurricane? There is only one who can calm the storms of anxiety and life. His name is Jesus. If the disciples would have trusted Jesus to begin with, they would not have been afraid of the storm they were in. In the storms of life, having Jesus as your Lord and Savior is the only way to make it through those storms.

When He got into the boat, His disciples followed Him. And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being covered with the waves; but Jesus Himself was asleep. And they came to Him and woke Him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing!” He said to them, “Why are you afraid, you men of little faith?” Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and it became perfectly calm. The men were amazed, and said, “What kind of a man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?”

Matthew 8:23-27

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