Weathering the Storm

Storm damage in the Highlands

Storm damage in the Highlands

Once again (see “Gone With the Wind” and “On Doing Without Electricity”), a severe storm is having an impact on our community.

The aftermath of an ice storm combines striking beauty with devastation. Louisville Seminary is closed and classes cancelled today, and conditions on campus have led Facilities to advise staying indoors (read more). Many in the area are without power, including the Acting Director of the Women’s Center, and emergency shelters have been established across the area for those without heat and power.

We pray for fortitude for all facing the blasts of the storm. May there be warmth and hospitality to embrace the cold and hungry, skill and speed to repair damage, calm to allay fear, and humor to lighten the burden of calamity.

[The image is from Louisville Courier Journal coverage of the storm.]

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About Ha_Qohelet

Ha_Qohelet is a transliteration of Hebrew definite article plus a feminine participle, all together meaning "the (feminine) one who assembles" or who calls together. Qohelet is the title of one of the books of the Hebrew Scripture, known in English as Ecclesiastes. The Women's Center at LPTS feels the epithet of Qohelet is a fitting one for what we do and are. The Women's Center is, indeed, a caller-together, a caller-to-wisdom, and an assembler -- of people, of ideas, of actions, and ultimately, we hope, of transformations in the world. In this context, Ha_Qohelet is the Director of the Women's Center, and Editor-in-Chief of Wimminwise.

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