Monday, May 23, 2011


Yesterday in Joplin, Missouri:

20,000 more people had electricity

People went to work at Home Depot, Wal-Mart, St. John's Hospital, IHOP, Chic-Fil-A, Academy Sports, Pizza Hut, Long John Silvers, Payless Shoes, McAllisters, Walgreens

Teachers and students planned to go to school for two more weeks to finish the school year

People were scared {but not terrified} about tornados

5,000 more people had damage-free homes

People were not clamoring for missing relatives

There was no need for the help of FEMA or the National Guard

116 more people were alive

Our community is shocked and devastated at the sense of loss we are feeling after an EF4 tornado ripped through the heart of the town, destroying everything in its path with its 198 mile an hour winds.

We are fine, many are not.

Please pray for our community.


  1. The whole thing is just completely unbelievable. I'm so glad you and your beautiful family are safe!!

  2. I can't imagine. Praying for all those affected!

  3. I am so glad you are safe, I am so sorry this is happening all around. It is so scary & all we can do is pray for you. Know that whatever your going through, God is there for you all.

  4. Thank you, friends, for your sweet words. It is overwhelming, but God is SO in control! {Thank goodness!}