Saturday, February 6, 2010
Wow. All flights canceled from Washington D.C. because of the huge show storm. Makes me wonder if weather rules the world. (We know better, of course, but nevertheless it's daunting. ) The airport in DC was chaos beyond anything I've seen a long time-- not since the ice storms in Vermont a few years ago when I was in graduate school trying to get home. Newscasters are warning to watch the weight on our roofs, stay off roads, load up on groceries. I was at the Prayer Breakfast in D/C. where Obama gave his little talk, nothing like we had hoped, and Hillary carried on-as keynote- first time for me to hear Hillary in person. She is the definitive political speaker, let me tell you. Warm, personal, funny, and for me, as the writer with a spiritual eye-- totally phoney. Like the president's talk. Something is wrong at the top, friends, terribly wrong. At the congressinal dinners and luncheons I attended I met men and women in office who are scrupulous and reputable people of integrity-- but if you';ve never been a person of prayer for our nation, let me sound the alarm-- now is the time. Pray for our leaders. PRAY.