Gustav Gushes

September 3, 2008

The remnants of this once-majestic hurricane are now moving their way through our area; heavy rains are forecast for today, tonight and tomorrow, with the possibility of upwards of 6-7 inches of tropical moisture before all is said and done.

Just the thing to make grass grow again.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

To add to the mix, a cold front blew through here last night as well, and temps plummeted from the 90’s into the low 60’s. So, it feels wonderful outside, but damp. Beats the heat, however.


One Last Flooding Post With Pictures

June 27, 2008


Prayerfully, the worst is over. The water is V E R Y slowly starting to recede, and besides a brief thunderstorm or two this evening as a cold front comes through, the rain looks like it will hold off for several days…enough to begin drying out, at least.

Here’s some final pictures from what will probably go down as the Great Flood of 2008 here in northern Missouri:

As an FYI: the Grand River is cresting tonight at a little over 39 feet near Sumner, MO and will cause moderate flooding of HIghway 139 1/2 mile east of town.

North Missouri Flooding News (Updated)

June 26, 2008

Much of the north central area of our state continues to be inundated by heavy rainfall and rising rivers and creeks; a flood warning remains in effect for the following creeks untilย  further notice:


In addition, many roads have been closed off due to the flooding. As of this writing U.S. Highway 36 near Wheeling is closed across both east and westbound lanes, and Highway 11 is shut down around the Yellow Creek area south of Route E.

I’ll be taking more pics tomorrow and posting them online. As an FYI, there is a 60% chance of rain tonight, tomorrow and tomorrow evening. Please pray for a break in this weather so we can dry out. It is looking worse and worse all the time.

Northern Missouri Flooding

June 25, 2008

There was tremendous rainfall that overswept much of the area last night; reports range from 4-10 inches of rain in a brief 12-hour period which caused widespread flash flooding and also river flooding.

Here are a few pics taken this morning from around the Browning/Laclede area (we received app. 8 inches of rain from 11:00PM to 8AM):

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the area farmers and others hit hard by this unfortunate turn of events.

Wondering Where I’m At?

April 18, 2008

No, some gigantic sea creature ala “Cloverfield” didn’t come gobble me up; nor did Jesus come back to take us home…the Davis family is in a state of remodeling their home and adding a pastor’s study; so, in the midst of building walls and hanging sheetrock and painting (plus all the various other assorted tasks that come with home renovation) I thought I’d drop a line.

Things are well here with just the usual tasks of working, preaching, studying for sermons, foster parenting, visits, Disciple Bible Study. etc. Plus we’re gearing up for Annual Conference and vacation; it will be nice to have a few weeks away from the pulpit to recharge the ol’ spiritual batteries.

Hope and pray everyone has a safe and enjoyable weekend! Springtime is here! Woohoo!!

Calm Before The Storm

February 5, 2008

As in a major snowstorm heading our way, according to those good folks at the National Weather Service; Browning and parts in northernmost Missouri are expecting 4-8″ of the white stuff tonight, and then 1-2 additional inches for tomorrow morning with blizzard-like conditions a good portion of this late evening.

Yup…Looks like I might be snowed in from work tomorrow.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy New Year!!

December 31, 2007

Well, it will be in a few hours, at least. ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope that the past year has seen many wonderful changes in your lives and that you look forward to an even more awesome 2008. As a recap, here were the groundbreaking events that occurred in the Davis household for 2007:

  • I was blessed to be able to speak at Park Baptist Church in Brookfield as pulpit supply in January. I had always wanted to stand in that pulpit to proclaim God’s Word, and He was faithful.
  • Also in January, I received word that I would be attending Local Pastors Licensing School at Fayette in May 2007; I also received notification from our District Superintendent that I would be appointed two churches after LS.
  • The transmission went out on our van in February, followed by the cam sensor and other assorted goodies to the tune of about $1500.
  • We officially became foster parents in March.
  • I filled the pulpit for two Sunday morning services at our home church, Trinity UMC, in Brookfield during Lenten season, and also at First Baptist Church in Laclede at the end of March.
  • Jeannie and I celebrated another wonderful year of marital bliss in April!
  • I kept up a running log of the huge forest fire in southeast Georgia/northeast Florida in May 2007.
  • I attended Local Pastor’s Licensing School in May and went through with flying colors.
  • I received confirmation on my first appointment in the Missouri United Methodist Conference to Bear Branch and Purdin UMC’s in June 2007.
  • We moved into a much bigger home on a farm near Browning, and near the churches I am serving, in July.
  • Presided over our first Ham and Turkey Dinner at Bear Branch UMC; also had our first charge conference for BB and Purdin combined (both in October).
  • Big ice storm in northern Missouri in mid December.
  • Big snowstorm also in north Missouri at year’s end. We have about 7 inches of the white stuff on the ground as of New Year’s Eve.
  • Appointed a third church in the charge in December 2007; this one is Pleasant Grove UMC, between Purdin and Bear Branch. I begin as their pastor in January 2008.

So, as you can tell, this past year was quite eventful. We anxiously look forward to 2008 and to God’s mighty wonders as we continue to serve Him!!

God bless everyone, and have a safe and happy New Year!