Although it is sometimes difficult to recognize blessings during the dark times, we are still supposed to do it. God is always good, and He is still showering his grace on us, even in the middle of tragedies like this.
So, I'm still counting...
Today, I am thanking God...
241. ...for keeping my family, church family, and friends safe during the tornado.
242. ...for keeping so many other people and homes in the area safe.
|This is the "command center" for the relief efforts...|
244. ...for the local churches who are truly acting like the Body of Christ, helping those in need.
245. ...that God spared some very good friends who were less than half a mile away from the path of the storm - their home is one ridge over from the road where just about everything was completely destroyed.
246. ...for modern technology that gives us some warning about severe weather.
247. ...for getting to have Josh home for two nights this past weekend, when I didn't expect to get to see him at all. (He's away at school during the week and over the weekend had to go to Nashville for some "community volunteering" that the school requires. Long story - I'm looking forward to December!)
Below is a video someone made showing the aftermath of the tornado here. If you would like to donate to the relief efforts, I have added links below the video. Please keep the people affected by this tragedy in your prayers - some of them lost loved ones, and many lost everything they owned. Thank you.
The Red Cross
Facebook Page for Camp Creek Disaster Relief
Thank you for your help...
Linking up today at: