Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

Twiggy

“I know it’s Friday Dad. I need a weekend for sure.”

Friday again. This week has been all about the weather. Named storms have been forming up and Florence is projected to make landfall this morning. We have to pray that all the precautions have been enough to save human life on the East Coast. We have been lucky here in Texas in that Invest 95L is not expected to rise to hurricane strength. It will bring three to five inches of rain but that is way better than what is expected for Florence. There have been over one million people who have evacuated away from the Eastern coastal towns. Let’s hope that those who chose to stay are spared as well.

This week’s JohnKu talks about the power of nature. I hope you have a peaceful weekend.

Nature’s Power by John W. Howell © 2108

When all is quiet,

Then suddenly there’s a storm . . .

Pointed reminder.

58 comments

  1. We’re keeping a wide swath of the country in our prayers this weekend. 3-5” of rain is a lot, John. I hope everyone in your area can handle it.

    Give Twiggy some weekend love 🙂

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    1. We can handle the rain. Will be a little flooding but sure beats 136 mile an hour winds.

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  2. I’m with Twiggy on the weekend sentiment. Really hope you guys have a mild weather season.

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    1. Me too. Thanks, Charles.

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  3. Gwen Plano · ·

    We all try to fix or control, and yet there are many storms in life that are beyond our capabilities. And so we do what we can … and pray. Beautiful Johnku and reflection, John. P.S. I love the photo of Twiggy. 😀

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. I snapped that photo of Twiggy yesterday.

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  4. Beautiful Johnku, John. We’re battening down the hatches and praying for the best. Aw…Twiggy’s sweet face made my morning!

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    1. Please be careful, Jill!!

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      1. Thanks so much, GP! xo

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  5. Florence is wet and can’t move. she’s expected to drop about 30 inches in some places before it’s over. Due to wind currents she might not be able to head north for 3 more days.
    [Is it my imagination, or is Twiggy putting on weight?]

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    1. Twiggy is growing up. She still has a layer of baby fat but is now 15 pounds. She was 1.9 pounds when she came to us.

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      1. I’d say that is surely putting on weight!

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  6. The JohnKu is right-on about life too. At least Invest 95L is not “extremely big and extremely wet.”

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    1. We are happy to have an Invest 95L as opposed to a Harvey.

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  7. I’m glad to hear that you are not a target “yet” John. Praying for the folks on the East Coast. Mother Nature is nothing to take lightly. Happy Friday!

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    1. So true, Jan. Happy Friday to you.

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  8. Poignant reminder, John. Like you, we’ve been praying for all involved.

    Wishing you a safe and happy weekend.

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    1. You as well, Staci.

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  9. I have family in the NC area and have been glued to the hurricane track. I know you are acquainted first-hand with the damage these storms can do. Glad to hear the latest in your area isn’t going to turn into a threat. Have a great Friday, John. Sending you wishes for a happy weekend!

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    1. I hope your weekend is terrific as well Mae. I hope your family is safe.

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  10. A beautiful Johnku, and so apt. I’m relieved to have the forecast for my area much better than it was a few days ago. Although the ground is already so saturated that we have had “falling tree alerts”… so losing power is a concern. I shudder to think about what others face.
    Oh John… Twiggy is so grown up. That happened in no time at all. TGIF hugs!

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    1. Twiggy is a big ole girl of 15 pounds. Happy and healthy.

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      1. She looks solid. No flab on that girl. 🙂

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      2. Just a healthy layer of baby fat

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  11. We’re so sick of rain. Twelve out of the past thirteen days have been mostly washouts, and I can’t remember the last time I’ve seen the sun. Of course, ten years ago yesterday was Ike’s landfall. Grumping about seemingly endless rain is preferable to that — or Harvey, or Flo, or any of that bunch.

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    1. I agree, Linda. I can take the rain vs the others.

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  12. Yes, TGIF! The other day my mother said she was on the warpath. Took me half a second: her name is Florence. Our hearts are with the East Coast.

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  13. Have a great weekend, John ❤️

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    1. You as well, Marie. Thank you.

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  14. Prayer is powerful, as is Love! ♥

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    1. So true, Billy Ray.

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  15. Timely and heart felt haiku, John.

    Prayers to all those people affected by this storm.

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  16. We can handle a little rain and feel for those affected by Florence. Have a good weekend, John. Love the portrait of Twiggy and her playmate!

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    1. Thank you, Jo. I feel the same way.

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  17. Yes, let’s all hope those who decided to stay come through it okay. I checked the map and Greensboro, where my son and family live, is in a safe area. I’m glad you’re just getting rain this time. That’s a darling picture of Twiggy with her toys. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne. She was just sitting there taking a break when I snapped the picture. That was yesterday.

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  18. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    I always try to enjoy that quiet. Loved your JohnKu. Yes, sending prayers to east coast. Have a great weekend.

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  19. We’ve had a string of practically perfect weather, John, and I can assure you we don’t take that for granted. Prayers for those in the path of Flo et. al. — here’s hoping these storms tire of their antics and head out to sea!

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    1. Yes, let’s hope they go away.

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  20. Sending thoughts and prayers to all in the path of these mega-storms {{hugs}}

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    1. I think they will need them, Jacquie.

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  21. Hello John! I’m sending prayers of protection and good vibes up to the Carolinas. I have family in both south and north Carolina, so we’ve been trying to get in touch. There’s a lot of flooding. Your Haiku is right on point. Very good. Have a happy weekend. 😀 xx

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    1. Thank you, Vashti. Have a good weekend as well

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  22. On my way to work, I heard a woman and her 8-month old baby died, due to a tree falling on their house. So very sad. The father is injured but will survive. Just heard three more lives were lost. I am so hoping that is the end of it. I have some friends in the Carolinas so am keeping a watch as there is nothing else we can do!
    Wonderful Johnku and pic of Twiggy!

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    1. Sadly there is nothing else you can do from there. Thanks, Dale.

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    1. Thank you, Traci. 😀

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      1. You’re welcome, John!

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  23. Amen, John.

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  24. I’m running late, John – hope your weekend has been great!

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    1. 😀 It was great. Thanks, Teri.

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