Wednesday, I drove to work thinking about how people were using their gifts and professions to help those impacted by Katrina. Paramedics going to help with search and rescue, fishermen going to man boats, the list goes on and on. I longed to have a profession or a gift that could help. About a half hour into work the calls started coming in. College students in need of a place to go to school. That I can help with since my job is to help students get into school. Now, I realize this is not a basic need, but some of them are longing so much to get back into a routine and this will help them do that. Most of the schools in Texas have been trying to make accommodations for these students. The last two days have been busy, but tomorrow will be even more so because all of the students we’ve talked to in the last two days who choose to attend our school will show up for registration. I’m grateful for the opportunity to help and hope to do much more to help the approximately 100,000 people who are now stranded in Houston, at the Astrodome and beyond. It will take the help of many from all over the world to assist these people to return to some semblance of a normal life, it will likely never again be life as they knew it.