By Chris McClure  Contributing Editor


When the wind blows

And the dust rolls

There can still be peace within.

Our anchor holds

Despite the tolls

Of storms that break and bend.

Peace is there

To calm our heart

No matter what befalls.

If we but seek

His strength and love

And listen as He calls.

The fires continue to wreak devastation across the Texas Panhandle and into Oklahoma as I write this, but snow has fallen in some areas and the winds have abated. Tears will fall and curses will rise, but the ranching community is one of resilience in the face of storms.