I No Like Ike

Hi everyone! The LPM blog is going to be on hiatus for a few days while the Moore-Jones clan attempts to travel to the ranch for the weekend. I say “attempts” because I am so nervous about the traffic! My parents were already planning on going and we have decided to join them in view of Hurricane Ike heading this way. FYI, LPM and all our staff are located a safe distance from the coast, but the danger for those of us on this side of town, assuming it hits close to Houston, will be high winds. I think most people are riding it out. Everyone on the Texas coast appreciates your prayers. We love you girls and we’ll be back soon!

PS – Bible study went great! We are really excited about our group. Thanks for praying on Tuesday!


159 Responses to “I No Like Ike”

If you'd like your own pic by your comment, go to Gravatar.com. Click the first button "Get your gravatar today ->", and it will walk you through a simple process to select a picture.


  1. 51
    mizbitz says:

    Hang in there, ya’ll! One thing I remember about Houston was that Houston traffic was always a bear…. I will keep you in prayer… for protection and safety, both on the road and at your destination at the ranch… for courage to face whatever mess that Ike leaves behind… and for a peace that passes all understanding to guard some pretty fearful hearts right now.

    Know you are loved! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. 52
    "Grammy" Sue B says:

    If you decide you need to get further away from the coast, y’all can come to my house!

  3. 53
    Melana says:

    Started praying for y'all this morning when I heard the forcasts. We love you all to pieces.

    Melana & Miesta Moose

  4. 54
    HisGeorgiaPeach says:

    Everytime I see the projected path of Ike, I always stop and pray for y’all (which tends to be a lot since I loooove the Weather Channel!). I hope God gives much needed rain and not a lot of damages. Stay safe on the road and have some relaxing family time so y’all can come back and blog about the LIT study!


  5. 55
    Emmy says:

    Will be praying!
    I have had you all SO on my heart!
    Emmy : )

  6. 56
    Nichole's mom says:

    Been praying, am praying, will pray!! Love you guys.


  7. 57
    Sharron says:

    Be safe. You all have been on my mind this week with Texas being mentioned so much by the weather folks. Praying for your safety and a blessed weekend with you family.

    Your are in our prayers,

  8. 58
    Yolanda says:

    Thank you for the update because I was wondering if Ike would be in your path.

    Drive safely!


  9. 59
    Kelly says:

    Have a great trip! I am so glad the Bible study went well. We meet for a Wising Up group the night before and it went absolutely awesome! Sounds like it will be a great season of Bible studies.

  10. 60
    annette says:

    To all my siestas in Ike’s path, I lieft you up in prayer.

  11. 61
    chsingHim says:

    i’ve been watching the progression of Ike and keeping all at Living Proof in my prayers, along with the other citizens of the TX coast who will be affected by this thing. This FL girl certainly understands the whole hurricane deal! Blessings to you all!

  12. 62
    kara says:

    I came on the blog this morning to see what you guys were going to do. I will be praying you and all that is yours is kept safe.


  13. 63
    Anonymous says:

    safe travel to you and your family…do y’all have to pack your very own snakeboots or can you share? stay safe and enjoy the blog hiatus!

  14. 64
    Christina L says:

    Glad to know you will be safe.

  15. 65
    Mandi says:

    So glad you have a safe place to go with your family!

  16. 66
    Chris says:

    We’re praying for your safety. God bless.

    xo Chris

  17. 67
    Anonymous says:

    My kids are headed out of Galveston, I am moved with compassion for families that do not have any real options. Let us all lift up those locked in poverty and having no where to go. They live in a whole different reality than ours. Shalom,

  18. 68
    Anonymous says:

    Been praying ever since I heardabout IKE your all inprays for saftey & all that.Rember God is there leading the way.I wish ther was some ay you could let us know you got there safe but we are praying.God bless you all God's blessings many of them each day small & big till you all are at his feet.Victoria NC

  19. 69
    Jennifer Janes says:

    I’m praying for safety for everyone in Ike’s path. I’ll pray for safe travel for all of you as well. Let us know how you’re doing as soon as possible next week!

  20. 70
    Anonymous says:

    Just weathered Gustav in Baton Rouge, LA, and it was nothing to sneeze at! I have been thinking about you all and am so happy to hear that you will be out of harm’s way as Ike blows into town. Beth, all of us here so appreciated your thoughts and prayers as Gustav payed us a visit. Please know that we are on our knees for all of you now! Take care and be safe as you travel. May God protect all those involved before, during, AND after this powerful storm passes. With love and many prayers, Suzanne

  21. 71
    Scarlett says:

    You all have been in our thoughts and prayers all day….and we will continue to pray until Ike is no longer a threat. Hope you have some great family time at the ranch!

  22. 72
    Shellie Paparazzo says:

    I don’t think anyone likes Ike. Stay safe. We’re having fun at the fair this weekend. Chloe and I already went with a friend this afternoon for a preview. It should be lots of fun. I hope you guys have fun on the ranch. I have no doubt you will have fun. I read the post from Edouard.

  23. 73
    Bobbie says:

    I’m glad to hear you’re headin’ for the hills! We arrived in College Station on Monday and have decided that we “don’t like Ike” either! I was 10 when Hurricane Carla hit–I remember it like it was yesterday.

    The people here have been fabulous and extremely helpful. We met a lady in the grocery line this morning that offered to give us our phone number in case we needed anything! Mind you, she had a grocery cart full to feed the 20 members of her family coming from Houston!! That’s what I love about this place–always helping each other!

    Travel safe and hopefully, your Dad packed the spade to go with the Blue Bell!!

    Love y’all, Bobbie

  24. 74
    ocean mommy says:

    I’m asking the Lord to give you all a wonderful time on that ranch. ๐Ÿ™‚ Maybe this is His way of forcing a little rest???? Wait a minute, you have a two year old. On a ranch. Forget that rest part!!


  25. 75
    Anonymous says:

    Yall are in my thoughts and prayers. Safe travels and try not to have too many laughs all together too!!!

  26. 76
    Anonymous says:

    Enjoy your Hurricane Party…we’ll be praying you get safely out of town and will look forward to your stories next week! Enjoy your time away together and have fun with the pups in the car! Jackson will love that!

  27. 77
    georgia tarheel says:

    We will be praying for your safety and well-being

  28. 78
    Mary- Girl's Get-A-Way says:

    Moore & Jones Families —
    Be safe, stay dry, and remember we're praying for you. Enjoy this time at the ranch.

  29. 79
    Georgia Jan says:

    Thank you for the update Amanda.

    I have been praying for y’all on and off all day – watching the weather channel.

    We love you –

    Georgia Jan

  30. 80
    Anonymous says:

    Dear Amanda,
    Drive safely. I’m staying in Houston. This is my first hurricane, and I’m anxious. I appreciate all the siesta’s prayers.
    When you grow up in tornado alley, this hurricane thing is different. We’d hear there’s a tornado coming, head to the basement for a bit, and it’s over.
    With hurricanes, it’s days of talk, speculation, get ready, be prepared, and then it comes or doesn’t. It just drags on and on. It’s unnerving.
    I feel so for the handicapped, sick and elderly.
    I pray that the good Lord keeps us all safe, and Ike loses his energy in the gulf tomorrow before he reaches Galvaston.

  31. 81
    Susan says:

    Praying for the Texas coastline and inland.

    Have safe travels and enjoy some time with the folks.

    Hugs and blessings.

  32. 82
    Anonymous says:

    Praying for you all from Oklahoma!!!

  33. 83
    Cristi says:

    Hope all goes well for you. Gustav came our way last weekend. I say that as I now need a new roof, and living room floor, not to mention the brand new water spot on my ceiling in the kitchen. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you fare better, although it could definitely have been worse. God Bless.

  34. 84
    Anonymous says:

    Praying for all of you to stay safe during this.

    Cynthia in OK

  35. 85
    Anonymous says:

    I will be praying for all of you. I live in NE Louisiana and we were hit hard from Gustav with flooding and don’t need any more rain. Have a great time just being together.

    Transformed by His Power,
    Beth H.

  36. 86
    Anonymous says:

    Glad to hear that you all are heading out of there. I pray the traffic isn’t too bad.
    Take good care.
    Love from
    Camp Pendleton, CA

  37. 87
    pamliz says:

    Praying for you all, safety, protection, and a sense of God’s Sovereign hand. I have memories of 9/11 today, as we all think back to 7 years ago…my daughter was in Washington DC, she was a brand new 16 year old Page in the basement of the Capitol, and was told to get out of the building. When she went out, she saw the smoke from the Pentagon… a dreadful sight I think back and can only say, Thank you O Lord for your Sovereign hand. take care…pam in san diego

  38. 88
    Veronica says:

    Hi. I am new to this blog thing so I’m not sure I’m doing this right :(. I just have a word translation guestions. I am a small group leader in at my church and we are the “A heart like his” study. Last week we read the section in 1 Samual 15 where God said he “grieved” or “regret” having made Saul king over his people. There was questions on how could God have regret? I tried looking up the word in my Strong’s dictionary of Bible words but I’m not finding a word that fits. Can someone please help me find the Hebrew word and definition. I’m sure the original language will be very helpful in answering the question. Thanks so much

  39. 89
    Happy2bmama23 says:

    Praying for all who may be in harm’s way. All of our LPM and Moore/Jones buddies are in our prayers. Be safe in God’s shelter and protection.

  40. 90
    DQ Nana says:

    Oh please, please be safe, especially with little fig! God bless and safe travel.


    DQ Nana

  41. 91
    screamofcontinuousness says:

    praying for your safety and all my other friends in Houston area.

  42. 92
    Hiker Mama says:

    I will be praying for ya’ll in Texas and also our brothers and sisters south of the border. They do not have the resources we have here in the us. They certainly expect this to be a bad storm. My brother works for ATT in STL and they sent a crew of 30 men with generators and other equipment yesterday to a staging area in Houston.
    Don’t forget your snake boots if you are headed to the ranch.
    May the Lord put a hedge of protection around your family and loved ones….

  43. 93
    Tonya says:

    Whew! I have been checking this blog for several days hoping to find a blog telling us you guys were getting out of town!

    Be safe our prayers are with all in it’s path! Wow what a mighty GOD!

  44. 94
    Sharon Brumfield says:

    From a former Louisiana dweller…praying for ya’ll.

  45. 95
    AnooCre8ion says:

    Journeying mercies for all of you.


  46. 96
    Pasta Curls for Him says:

    We’ll keep you, your family and those still in Houston in our prayers!

  47. 97
    charlestonyaya says:

    Our prayers for safety for your family, loved ones and friends have been going up for days. After riding out Hugo in SC, and several storms here in FL – GO!!! Just know that we are praying for all of you, and waiting to hear that you are OK!! love ya like a siesta, Kathy

  48. 98
    Heather says:

    You’re the first people I thought of when they said Ike was headed toward Houston! Praying for the Ike to weaken and for all to stay safe!

  49. 99
    Sherrie M. says:

    I am taking a group of 18 ladies to Gatlinburg to do the Loving Well retreat this weekend. We will be on our knees lifting y’all up to our Precious Lord Jesus! We will also pray for those who have chosen to stay behind. May God surround them with His Angels! We love you all!

  50. 100
    Kali says:

    My prayers are with you and your state. Stay safe.

Leave a Reply

To receive a daily digest of comments on this post, enter your email address below: