Tornado Updates

February 9, 2008
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We have received  emails asking if we were ok from the recent storms.  We are.  Our property is still put together except for loosing one large tree in the front part of our property.  One my husband was wanting to cut down anyway!   

However, at the top of the hill just about a mile away, our neighbor’s properties look quite a bit different.  They have lost lots of trees and sustained damage to their houses, barns, and fences.  Several near by communities have sustained even more damage.  Power was out for a while in many areas. 

As you may already know, the amount of widespread damage all over the state is significant and it will be a while for many of these communities and families to get back up on their feet.  

We are asking ourselves…Is it any coincidence that this major storm swept through on Super Tuesday?  We think not and acknowledge that it is God who has the wind and waves in His hands. 

Psalm 148: 7-13
Praise the LORD from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps:   Fire, and hail; snow, and vapours; stormy wind fulfilling his word:  Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars:   Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl:  Kings of the earth, and all people; princes, and all judges of the earth:  Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children:  Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.

Also:  Job 38-41 and Psalm 42:7

3 Responses to Tornado Updates

  1. February 13, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    The Reformers held that tragic weather conditions were signs of God’s displeasure on the land. It was John Knox who commented on the storms as a sign of God’s displeasure upon Mary Tudor’s rise to power. May the Lord grant us mercy as we prepare to elect an evil ruler.

  2. February 12, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    no…cookeville is east of us…but we have been there before….It is beautiful–we enjoyed a day camp trip near there where the water falls are.

  3. February 9, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    Beth,
    So glad to hear y’all are okay. I was wondering, but not sure if I should email. My mom lives near Cookeville (not sure if you’re close to there) and said it was a pretty scary night and they didn’t even get the brunt of it.

    Blessings to you all.
    Michelle in TX