Just a brief post. Today, I had lunch with a long time friend (long time friend, if you are reading this, stop:>)). The topic, of course, came around to the disaster in New Orleans. We both bewailed the suffering many, many of our brothers and sisters are facing. It turns out my friend was planning a mid-September vacation...I don't recall to where, but he and his wife are trying to change their vacation plans so that they can spend their vacation in and around New Orleans to provide whatever help they can. He is currently checking with relief organizations to see where he and his wife's skills can best be used, and plans will flow from that. Let us pray for my friend and all the others who feel the Spirit's tug to directly engage in relief work for those in New Orleans. ....where the rubber meets the road.