Tornado No. 5 – Blessings in Raindrops

That Moment Changed My Life

    My manager at the funeral home suggested I get my funeral director’s license. Nah. He kept saying I was good with the grieving families. I had been serving in ministry for years, but mostly children, youth and seniors. Grief. Hmmmm……Hospice nurse he suggested. That moment changed my life. I enrolled in school with […]

I’m Held by You

I have loved this song for some time, but it hit me the other day in a powerful way. Music is one of the highest forms of prayer. Praise connects us to the Holy Spirit, lifts our hearts, helps us forget – if even for a moment- our problems, reminds us He is here, He […]

There is a Time

The 4 year remembrance of the tornado brings many emotions and reminders. What I capture from walking down that memory lane are 2 lessons. We were as low as we could go and then as high as we could fly… 1.As low as we could go: After going to the lowest place in our home, […]

Tornado Safety

Tornado Safety Tips: Go to a safe place before the tornado is at your house. Safe place? Lowest and smallest place in the house.  Small boards do not break as easily as long boards.  Under a stairwell, inside small bath or closet.  All that stood at our house upstairs was the inside hall bath! Wear […]

As we remember January 23 Tornado No. 5

At about 3:15 a.m. one year ago today, I received a text message…”Tornado coming same path as April.  Are you awake?” On the one year anniversary of this experience, I wonder what awakened within me during and after that night? We are changed by it in many ways. There are new fears, and new faith. […]

Reply to my Jonathan’s Way neighbor

Whitney, As your fellow tornadian neighbor, I must say something. As early as one week after the tornado someone said to me, “you are still talking about that?” Yes, we are still talking about it because we still feel it! People must feel what they feel when they feel it, and for as long as […]

stillness and praise

My pastor, Dr. Jim Barnette at Brookwood Baptist Church, is preaching a sermon on being still in the presence of God. It reminded me of that night when we had no option but to be still and wait on God – Oct. 26, 2016 “Be still and know that I am God” Psalm 46:10 To […]