It seems that lately Abba has been instructing me on my shortcomings. Like a father driving home his point, He again highlighted my false sufficiency to me with the reading about Elijah from 1 Kings 19 this morning: 5 And he lay down and slept under a broom tree; and behold, an angel touched him, and said to him, "Arise and eat." 6 And he looked, and behold, there was at his head a cake baked on hot stones and a jar of water. And he ate and drank, and lay down again. 7 And the angel of the LORD came again a second time, and touched him, and said, "Arise and eat, else the journey will be too great for you." 8 And he arose, and ate and drank, and went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights to Horeb the mount of God. This week I was considering my to-do-list of preparations for the Storm. Considering the fact that I've talked about this with you for a long time, it's amazing what still remains to be done! Then I realized that no matter how much or little I do to prepare, the journey will be to great for me! The true condition for preparation is to trust in God, to listen to the guidance of the Holy Spirit , and feed on what He provides! Too often I allow myself to slip into the Driver's seat! May I follow the example of Elijah and find peace in God's presence wherever a Mount Horeb is found on my journey! Mea Culpa! Safe in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary!