Yesterday afternoon, I was working at the computer, puppy sleeping by my side…when she suddenly woke up. The house started a weird and familiar creaking. Earthquake!

It was a 3.7, centered right smack in my town!

It was just a sharp jolt or two…nothing more.

Well, about an hour later, another one hit. A 2.9.

Some people find earthquakes to be a cause for a freak-out. But I’ve lived through a Typhoon 10 in Hong Kong–which was nasty–and a Hurricane 3 in Houston, Texas. And plenty of lightning storms and a few tornados.

To my way of thinking, there’s always something to be afraid of. Anywhere.

All of these natural occurences are good reminders that we are NOT in control of this earth!

Job 12:7-10 – But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds of the air, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish of the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this? In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind. (NIV)

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Mocha with Linda says:

    Yeah, but there's something especially unnerving about the ida of the ground shifting beneath my feet!

    Did I know you lived in Houston? You'll have to email me when and where you were.