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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