Monday, May 2, 2011

This & That

More thunderstorms are possible this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday as another strong cold front moves closer to the state. Although the tornado potential looks small, please keep your weather radio on as warnings could still be issued for severe thunderstorms, flash flooding and tornadoes.

I spoke in Memphis over the weekend and stayed at my parents in Marks. I could not get over the rising flood waters. They've been through this before, but all accounts point to the waters getting higher and worse than it has ever been. I took a few pictures of the waters along Highway 6 between Marks and Batesville, which normally shows dry ground. The water is coming from Arkabutla Lake, which has over-flowed and moved into the smaller rivers like the Coldwater, Tallahatchie, Bobo and others. Imagine what could happen should the Mississippi River levee break!

Everyone needs your prayers as this flooding could be the worst in the state's history. With tornadoes last week and enormous flooding this week, we are all weather weary. Mark 4:37, 39 says, "And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full..And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, 'Peace, be still'.." Do you need Jesus to say that for your personal storm? Tell him now.

Meantime, our country is celebrating the death of a terrorist. There is one worse than he. Make sure you and your family are watching out for Satan's deception in every area of your life. More importantly, make sure you are sharing the Gospel. You are a missionary by default and times are about to get much tougher than what we've experienced thus far.

Finally, I'm thrilled to announce that I have joined the American Family Radio Network (AFR) as their national meteorologist for their 190 stations across the country. Just to be a part of the "family" of Dr.James Dobson, Dennis Rainey, Tony Perkins and many others will give me an opportunity to share my faith and offer encouragement to a hurting world is a responsibility I don't take lightly. I'll be able to do this from Jackson and will be a guest on many of the AFR shows. Pray for me as I take the next step in following where the Lord is leading.

(This is the LAST WEEK to get Barbie's book shipped for Mothers Day. If you know someone who is going through a personal storm or perhaps you need encouragement and inspiration, order now by clicking on the link to the left. It can be personalized when you order. Her book is no longer available in stores as they have sold out!)


Anonymous said...

Oh WOW! Congratulations!! I know you will do a fantastic job on AFR!

Anonymous said...

My wife, Ms Debbie, was in Memphis with you. Said she got a big hug and of course your book! Just could not stop talking about what a wonderful blessing your talk was. Everything was fine until she told me about the rude and crude "fan mail" you had gotten over the years! I was incensed to say the least! I want you to know you are truly loved and respected in this household and are in our prayers. You are one of the most committed and professional TV weather personalities I have seen including the weather channel.
Please give your hubbie a big hug and tell him how blessed he is to have you and those beautiful children!

Tammy McCardle said...

Congratulations Barbie! i am so excited for you and your new journey that God has given you. You will do an awesome job on AFR. I know what a good friend and testimony you have been to me and I know you will be to so many others. Just know you will be prayed for everyday in your new journey.

Love You,
Your Friend,
Tammy McCardle