Stormy Weather

Stormy Weather

Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Hey Kids:

There are different types of storms that hit the natural world. Some are rain. Some are fire, like the fires that hit our mountains last fall. We take the rain for granted, they help things grow, but what about the lightning and wildfires? Do they help the environment as well?

Try a little detective work this week.

Here’s some clues.

Can you find a tree struck by lightning? Is the tree still alive? Has the tree found a new purpose?

Can you find a sweet gum tree that has been through a fire? How has the fire changed that tree?

What other clues of disasters can you find in your neighborhood or in your travels this week? What did you learn about the storm’s effects on the environment?

Next week, I’ll share what I found in my backyard. I’d love to hear about your discoveries.




Gail Cartee is a writer and teacher of hands-on family devotions. She and her husband live in the foothills of SC.  They have three grown children and three grandchildren. Gail writes Sunday School lessons for children and teens. She teaches in a  public school near her home. Gail often gets inspiration for her hands-on lessons while working in her organic garden.

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