Hurricane Dorian was on its way – just as many storms in the past have been forecast. Some might say, “If you have faith, then why do you have to do things to be prepared? Why not just trust God? Actually, we are to do both! We are told to have our oil ready for our lamps (Matthew 25) Five did and five didn’t. The first group was saved and the second group perished. Whether it is laziness, apathy, or unfounded faith, we cannot make an excuse for not doing what we are told to do when facing the trials and tribulations in our life. We will all have them. I believe when we do our part and do what we know we should, then God will cover the rest. Whether we like the ending or not, at least we know we did what we were told and He is still sovereign to complete the rest. The first and last thing we are told to do is pray! We must pray for one another as well as for ourselves and help one another as well. What a joyous and meaningful life we have when we follow God’s way!