5.02.2011

The List that Never Ends: #241-250

It's been a tough week here in Greene County. Late Wednesday evening, a number of tornadoes ripped through the South - two of them touching down in communities here in our neck of the woods. Six people were killed, many more were injured, and many homes, barns, and businesses were partially or completely destroyed. This all happened within a ten-minute drive from my house.

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...
243. ...for the rescue teams and individuals who have given their time and risked their own safety to help find missing people, clear roads and debris, and serve the people who lost everything.
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!)

248. ...for homegrown lettuce and other veggies coming up in my garden.

249. ...for some fun "girl time" this week - dinner, a movie, gelato, and a loooong, late-night talk with my oldest friend (who is also my cousin), and a "royal wedding" party with my Bible study friends.

250. ...that God is always watching over us and knows our needs before we ask Him.





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
Various Links
Facebook Page for Camp Creek Disaster Relief

Thank you for your help...

Linking up today at:

5 comments:

  1. I am so glad that you and your family are safe! It is so wonderful to see how communities and strangers come together at times like these. People are so generous. We have our share of tornado weather around here, you are so right that it is a huge gift to have warnings about storms like these. Yay for fun girl time!! :)

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  2. i am glad that you and your family are safe, and i am glad to hear how the church is working together..it is encouraging..

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  3. Im so glad you are all ok, and sending prayers for those suffering. It is an awful tragedy and scary, we have been blessed to miss these storms around us have not been so lucky either.

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  4. Im so glad you are all ok, and sending prayers for those suffering. It is an awful tragedy and scary, we have been blessed to miss these storms around us have not been so lucky either.

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