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To Joplin, Missouri with Love

It’s really been hard to even think about blogging lately because Missouri has seen some horrible catastrophic Tornadoes during the last week. I am honoring the people who have lost their lives and their family members during the devastation with my prayers and not posting any new material until Tuesday of next week.

Joplin, Missouri was hit with a deadly tornado this past Sunday and another tornado hit the area on Tuesday. At last count, 125 people lost their lives and many more people are still missing.

Please help in any way you can.

To make a donation by phone, please call the Heart of Missouri United Way at 573-443-4523. 100% of all proceeds will be donated directly to Joplin.
Places to donate:

There’s a facebook page called Joplin, MO Tornado Recovery. Please like the page because it gives information on how you can help.

St. Mary's Catholic Church, Joplin Photo Credit: Dave Buckley

This is all that is left of the church in this picture.


Tornado warning at work Wednesday, May 25th

A tornado warning sounded across the state of Missouri for another wave of severe thunderstorm and funnel clouds on Wednesday. At 3:15pm, while I was at work, we had to seek shelter in the auditorium of the museum.  Staff, visitors and I were there for about 45 minutes. The security officers said it was clear and we were able to go back to work as usual well. By the time I got back to my office, a second alarm sounded and it was louder then the first.  I grabbed my purse and ran to the lower level and were there for an hour and 15 minutes. I tried to call my husband, but could not get reception in the auditorium. I went to the foyer and looked up and saw the gray eerie looking clouds.  I was able to send a text message, letting him know that I was okay.  He sent me a message back, saying “honey keep praying.”  Life is so precious and when things like this happen you value every minute. The storm was strong and funnel clouds were seen but no tornadoes were confirmed.

I will be praying for the people of Joplin and continuing to pray that we see no more storms or tornadoes.

Psalms 27:1 says, The Lord is my light and my salvation–whom shall I be afraid?

I can’t be fearful,  have to be strong and stand.

Have a safe Memorial Day weekend and remember the reason why we celebrate every year.  Remember all of the fallen soldiers who died for our country to give us a safe place to live in.

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  • Brandii

    I am so glad that you have choosen to write a post on this. It saddens me that people have to go through this and then well known magazines choose to put gossip on their front page instead of something that is happening so close to home.
    Sigh …

    Brandii @

    • JTWisdom

      Thanks Brandi!
      This story needed to be put up because the people of Joplin need help. This is a call for help post in any way anybody can help.
      I know that it has been so catastrophic however I believe the people of Joplin will recover.


  • Free

    Hey JT,

    Thank you for filling us all in on this terrible event, I will definitely take a moment to donate. My heart, hope and love goes out to all of those who are struggling to come to terms with the disaster. My uncle, aunt and 3 cousins were stuck in the NZ earthquake and are still feeling the repercussions.

    Love Free x

    • JTWisdom

      Hi Free,

      I live in Missouri and there’s was no way that I could not post what happened to the people of Joplin.
      I pray that your uncle, aunt and three cousins recover soon from the earthquake, I can’t imagine how difficult its been for them.


  • Krystle

    Thank you for posting this!! My heart has also been heavily burdened for the people of Joplin. I have been reading their stories, keeping up with the coverage, and praying so much! I cannot imagine what they are going through there.

    • JTWisdom

      Hi Krystle,

      You are welcome. I had to post this story because what happened to the people of Joplin is so sad.
      You are so right that we have to pray. I heard that a third of the town was wiped out by the tornado.


  • Ces

    i’ve been to missouri three times for vacation and I liked it there. It is really sad what happened to Joplin. I just moved my blog to my own domain too, did you do it with blogger? I’m still learning and using it the same as it used to be.

    im your new follower here.

    • JTWisdom

      Hi Ces,

      Yes it is sad about Joplin, be prayerful for their recovery.


  • Lee Oliveira

    I am heart breaking to see what happend to Joplin. It will take time to recover but USA is a country full of good people that energy and vibe counts.
    Lee x

    • JTWisdom

      Yes, I agree whole heartedly.

  • Laura

    My heart has been burdened for the folks in Joplin and Tuscaloosa, too. Thanks for this thoughtful post to encourage us to pray.

    Thanks also for following at The Piano Studio, and welcome to the site! Feel free to email me questions or ideas for things you might find helpful to read there! I read in your About page that you are a pianist – good luck with your studies!

    You might also be interested in my general blog,

    • JTWisdom

      You are welcome. So many areas were hit by tornadoes in the past weeks. My hubby and I saw on Youtube a funnel cloud that hit the Tuscaloosa area and it was horrible seeing it wipe away everything it its path.

  • Patricia

    My heart aches for those who have lost so much! It is on my mind often. Thanks for the reminder.

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  • may

    May God give them the heart to bear this great loss.Thanks for posting this,they are sure in our prayers.

  • Keva @Mamachickx4

    My heart is sad, but Im lifting the good people of Joplin in my prayes. Mother Nature has no date and time, and she is very unforgiving in her actions. We all must not take for granted that this force of nature could strike anywhere. Thanks for sharing.

  • Kristin

    My heart breaks for Joplin’s tornado victims.

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