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Samuel Thomas

The Storm Is Over Now

More than 600,000 people have died in the U.S. from COVID-19 since the pandemic hit this country and the world just over a year ago. NPR is remembering some of those who lost their lives by listening to the music they loved and hearing their stories. We're calling our tribute Songs Of Remembrance.

The Storm Is Over Now

Something that I'm really gonna truly miss is just playing and singing with her. Just being behind her, watching her take over. And when I say take over, I mean take over. I mean, she was such a star. She was really such a star.

I chose "The Storm Is Over Now" because a couple of years back, me and Demetria had went on Facebook Live and sung it together. And when we sung it, we sound so good. I guess it's the message, really. The song says, "No more cloudy days / They're all gone, gone away / I feel like I can make it / The storm is over now." And that was the part that she used to sing.

Relief supplies and other aid will be arriving as quickly as possible following a major hurricane. Insurance companies will send special disaster teams, as will the state and federal governments and a host of private organizations.

It is important to understand that the disaster affected everyone. Be calm, patient and understanding. In this section, you will learn post-storm procedures and considerations, information on disaster assistance, generator safety and procedures to recover your boat.

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  • Life is truly full of many trials and tribulations, but there are still many things to be thankful for. There are family, friends, blessings, and just simple things reminding us that living is good, especially if there is belief and faith in God. Shirley is one of those people whose faith has been tested by several difficulties in life, but she discovers that everything is doable and possible with God. With God, there is growth, trust, caring, peace, and lovesimple things that every person can desire. God can drive away Satan and all his evil deeds and intents. God gives his children strength, clear minds, and courage if only they trust and believe in him. The Storm Is Now Over: The Other Side of a Storm, by Shirley A. Shell, is a work proving the possibility of good and beauty in our lives in the real presence of God. About the Author Shirley A. Shell is a native of South Carolina. She works as administrative specialist for Kellog Brown & Root (KBR Services). She has four children from a previous marriage. She enjoys cooking, gardening, reading, traveling and, of course, writing. (2012, paperback, 84 pages) Reviews (No reviews yet) Write a Review Related Products Customers Also Viewed Quick view Add to Cart In the Storm and Our Deliverance is in God MSRP: Was: Now: $22.00 Quick view Add to Cart Quick view Add to Cart Shelter in the Storm MSRP: Was: Now: $9.00 Quick view Add to Cart Quick view Add to Cart Through the Storms of Life - eBook MSRP: Was: Now: $5.00 Quick view Add to Cart Quick view Add to Cart Beyond the Storm - eBook MSRP: Was: Now: $6.00 Quick view Add to Cart Quick view Add to Cart Beyond the Storm MSRP: Was: Now: $11.00 Quick view Add to Cart Quick view Add to Cart Journeys of Hope and Reality: A Memoir: Revised Edition - eBook MSRP: Was: Now: $20.00 Quick view Add to Cart Quick view Add to Cart Quest for Revenge MSRP: Was: Now: $28.00 Quick view Add to Cart Quick view Add to Cart The Adventures of a Teddy Bear - eBook MSRP: Was: Now: $21.00 Quick view Add to Cart Quick view Add to Cart Revelation Interpreted MSRP: Was: Now: $9.00 Quick view Add to Cart Quick view Add to Cart Escape from the Streets of Perdition: How My Life Was Saved by God's Grace MSRP: Was: Now: $9.00 Quick view Add to Cart Quick view Add to Cart Create Your Destiny: Making Your Dreams and Goals a Reality Now! MSRP: Was: Now: $11.00 Quick view Add to Cart Quick view Add to Cart A.F.I.R.E. Achieving Financial Independence Retiring Early - eBook MSRP: Was: Now: $24.00 Quick view Add to Cart Quick view Add to Cart Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen: Kansas City's Shuttlecocks MSRP: Was: Now: $59.00 Quick view Add to Cart Quick view Add to Cart Savor My Savior MSRP: Was: Now: $10.00 Quick view Add to Cart Quick view Add to Cart The Continuum Dealer: Beginnings MSRP: Was: Now: $12.00 Quick view Add to Cart Close OK Join our newsletter Email Address Navigate Become a Published Author

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Keep faith that there is a rainbow at the end of your storm! You may be in the tempest of your storm. Your storm might be causing mass destruction in your life and the lives of those around you. You might not be able to see the end of your storm, but just know that God is in the midst of your storm. You may not know how to get out the storm you are in, but let God be the captain of your ship!

Lightning flashed across Kentucky skies a few nights ago. "I love storms," said my roommate, Gypsi, her eyes bright with excitement. Thunder boomed over the Kentucky hills and Atwood Hall, here in Lexington, KY's federal prison. I fell asleep thinking of the gentle, haunting song our gospel choir sings: "It's over now, It's over now. I think that I can make it. The storm is over now."

I awoke the next morning feeling confused and bewildered. Why had the guards counted us so many times? "That was lightning," Gypsi said, giggling. The guards shine flashlight in our rooms three times a night, to count us, and I generally wake up each time; that night the storm was also a culprit.

We need Ms. P.'s lightheartedness. But I've seen flashes of fury, followed by sad resignation, like lightning giving way to rain, in the faces of guards and prison administrators witnessing these scenes occurring on their watch, but as powerless to stop them as to call off those storms the other night. It's not a morale booster.

Yet government's promises to aid small towns with "prison money" often ring false. In an article entitled "The American Prison, Open for Business?" (Peace Review, vol. 20, issue 3), Stephen Gallagher notes that although prisons may bring with them high-paying jobs, "most employees of the prison industry do not live in the host communities." "In a joint WSU/MSU study, it was found that 68 percent of the corrective jobs were held by people who did not even live in the county that housed the prison where they worked. In another study in California, it was found that less than 20 percent of the jobs went to residents of the host community." And most people living in poor rural communities aren't eligible for the better-paying jobs in the prison system.

One morning last week, a neighbor across the hall told us she feared she would choke on her own sobs as she cried herself to sleep. I wondered how many times the flashlights would re-awaken her during the night. She had been counting on a sentence reduction and her lawyer had told her, just the previous day, that her case is complicated and she most likely wouldn't qualify. "I can't do 3 1/2 more years here," she said, completely distraught. "I just can't!" "Yes, you can," insisted one of the friends gathering to console her. I watched appreciatively, two people caught in the storm and guiding each other through it.

We hear about the droughts, and the temperature records, and we recognize that more storms are coming. The recent, and for many never-ended, financial crisis was a storm, and I notice that politicians and pundits are in full swing demanding a new regional war overseas with the arguments we'd hoped the nation had learned to reject twelve years ago. We can expect these threats, with ecological scarcity underlying them all, to build into each other: the perfect storm. We remember that storms can build quickly. "I can't do 3 more years" might well be a statement truer, and truer for many, many more people, than my suffering fellow inmate ever imagined. We could be working together preparing shelter.

We could awake into the world, build affinities between the suffering people locked in Atwood Hall and its managers, between the struggling rural community of Clinton and the urban desperate they wait to see bused in. Just about everyone longs to raise their children in a world where drought, storms, and brutal want won't loom as insoluble, inevitable catastrophes. Working together we could reclaim misspent resources and correct misguided policies. Our fear and isolation from each other, aiming to get a step up above our neighbors, our reluctance to live in a shared world, may be worse than the other storms we face.

HISTORY should always turn out like this.The quick end to the coup in Moscow dramatically changes the political and social dynamic in the Soviet Union - for the better. Like a summer downpour, the coup's thunder and lightning has cleared the air. The West can breath a brief sigh of relief. Dogged forces of democracy in the Soviet Union get a giant boost. Disaster has been averted. The coup makes clear that power and authority in the Soviet Union are devolving to the republics (notably the Ukraine and Russia) and their elective bodies. The Soviet center is in eclipse. Boris Yeltsin, who has been on the phone with George Bush and John Major, is rising; Mikhail Gorbachev may be less powerful. Political and democratic reforms had always been ahead of economic reforms in the Soviet Union. Always lurking in the background were the dark, hard-line forces left as Joseph Stalin's legacy. In the past year the hard-liners succeeded in paralyzing Gorbachev and his reform ideas. But the hard-liners misjudged. The leaders of the old Soviet empire thought they could complete a 1964-style Khrushchev putsch. But the two-day coup proved how much has changed. The hard-liners played their hand, and lost. For that reason, now, if ever, is the time for the West to aid the Soviet Union. Aid is an ace card. With hard-liners currently in retreat, aid will show the West's true and best colors: It supports the side of law and democracy. With winter coming and severe food shortages predicted, aid fills a real need and thus supports stability. Aid, moreover, directly appeals to the Soviet people as a form of friendship and solidarity. And if accomplished with enough ingenuity, aid could end up helping not only th e Soviet Union, but the struggling young democracies of Eastern Europe as well. There are many aid routes to take. For example, President Bush and leaders of the European Community and the G-7 nations can speed along the Soviet IMF membership. Modest to substantial direct aid can be given - that will send encouraging signals to the private sector. Why not tie Soviet food aid (Europe has surpluses) to Soviet oil for Eastern Europe this winter? Two caveats: First, aid must not be given until a serious and agreed-on Union Treaty is signed, giving new powers to the Soviet republics. Then, in keeping with the post-coup power structure, it must be distributed through a committee made up of representatives from the republics. Second, the aid must be monitored closely through this committee. The black holes of corruption in the Soviet Union are still too large and numerous. 041b061a72


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