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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Thankful Thursday – The “T” Word

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with Iris @ Grace Alone


“WHAT DID YOU SAY?!”

I screeched the question into the phone...and he repeated his remark...

With that dreaded “T” word...

“We just experienced our first Kansas Tornado.”

Are you kidding me? I grew up with Dorothy and Toto...

My loved ones were away from home...

In an RV of all things...

Parked in the middle of an open field with other campers...

They are fine...very minor damage to the awning is all...

Other campers had heavier damage but no injuries that we know of right now...

Thank you, Lord, for protection and shelter...

In times of troubles and trials...and tornados...we can trust in You...our Strong and Mighty Tower....




51 thoughts:

Karin said...

Phew...! Great reason to be thankful once again! God is good!

Jerralea said...

He IS a strong and mighty Tower! Glad your loved ones were ok. I'm also glad we can run to Him when a storm is approaching!

Michele Williams said...

Oh yes, I remember the days of tornado watches when we lived in the Dallas Texas area years ago. So scary! Praise the Lord for His protection.

MTJ said...

Hi Karen,

It's good to know that God is a shelter in the time of storm. Thankful that loved ones are safe and well.

Blessings and peace.

MTJ

Denise said...

Praising God with you that your loved ones are safe.

Lynn said...

Thankful your loved ones are safe and sound.. GOD is so good!

I don't like that dreaded "T" word myself..that comes to our state to visit with us often..

Blessings,
~Lynn

Debbie said...

Karen, I've never experienced a tornado. But thank the Lord for His protection. He is so good.

Blessings and love,
Debbie

Karen said...

Thankful that you are okay. In 2004, my son and I saw a tornado headed right toward us that veered to the south, so our home was spared. Very scary experience!

One Heart said...

Thank God you were all safe. Praising Him with you.

Barbara said...

Amen thank you lord for protecting my friend, and pray that you will keep them safe and out of harms way this Tornado season, hugs Barbara

Stuff could always be worse said...

Love this story of protection!

NanaNor's said...

Karen, I'm so thankful that there weren't serious injuries or damage. We experienced our first and hopefully only T here in northern Colorado two years ago-what a duesy it was. He is our strong Tower...love that verse.
Hugs and blessings, Noreen

sarah said...

Yikes Karen..that is super scary. Thank God no one was hurt...

Peggy said...

WOW...Praise God for His Strong Tower and Protection... and blessings Karen,

Whew...did this just happen? No wonder that you ran to the Strong Tower in the prayer you shared last week. I grew up in Tornado land too
(two lifted over me)but with more than an RV for Shelter!

I'm so thankful that they have the Shelter and Refuge of the Almighty as well and you,too! Good news that
no injuries reported. I do so dread the "T's" but now it's Hurricane and flooding with mudslides following. Still not sure which is worse but always thankful for God as my Protector.

Thank you for sharing God's saving grace & strength & power of protection.(Cute play on T's for TT)

Love & prayers,
Peggy

Wanda said...

Praise God for His protection!

Nicole said...

Tornado's are not fun!! Being from Oklahoma we get quite a few too.

I am so glad that they weren't hurt and the RV wasn't damaged more than it was. Very lucky! God had His hand over them!

Velvet Over Steel said...

So glad that you are OK! I experienced a tornado when I was 'very' young and we lived in a trailor park. Knocked our trailor over and 'aways' away from the foundation. Very, very lucky but still scary as a young child esp.

God was watching over us both wasn't he?! :-)

Have a Great Friday and a Wonderful weekend!

HUGS,
Coreen

Finally Free said...

Wow, Karen. I live in Hurricane alley so I understand how scary storms can be. I just posted about Psalm 91 and it applies here.

Blessings,
Tammy

Lynn said...

Whoa!! Karen..

Say What????

So glad everyone is okay. Freaky...

Hugging you. I hope you never get a call like that again. Love, Lynn

Nezzy said...

WoW, God is good isn't he? I'm just doin' my little happy dance here that everyone is safe and sound.

You have an incredible weekend and may God bless it!!! :o)

D.J. Hughes said...

In "times of troubles and trials ... and tornadoes" - Well said! Learning to trust God in the midst of life's tornadoes, real or metaphorical, that is our call! Great post!

This is my first time here. It's nice to "meet" you.

Just Be Real said...

Karen, glad all is well. God protected. Amen.

Amy Sullivan said...

Ugh...now tornado is truly a major "t" word. So glad everyone is safe.

Amanda said...

Yes, He is our mighty strong Tower! Love it!!

I am thankful you are all safe and sound. He is mighty to save and faithful to keep us from even the wildest storms, tornadoes etc...

David C Brown said...

Psalm 148:8: "Fire and hail, snow and vapour, stormy wind fulfilling his word"! Hallelujah anyhow!

LisaShaw said...

Amen and Amen!!!! He is indeed our strong and mighty TOWER! Love this Karen!!! I'm so thankful to the LORD for His covering!

Praying for you with love dear sister.

Dena E's Blog said...

OM Gosh the T word,,we do deal with those concerns ourselves here in Iowa...Its very different from growing up in So. Cal..
Of course we had no warning or season for earth quakes...
Praise God that you and yours are alright!!!
May all good things of God happen for you in your new week!!!
Hugs&Love~~~ Dena

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sarah said...

came back to say hi...☺

Katie Grace said...

I'm soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo glad dad was okay

Michelle said...

Praise the Lord everyone is ok.

Sharon Kirby said...

Oh dear!! Thank goodness everyone's OK. It's funny, people think that those of us who live in California get earthquakes all the time. Not often, and they are a little scary. BUT, I find the idea of a tornado FAR MORE frightening!

But praise God for His mighty protection!

GOD BLESS!

Sandy said...

Thank God that your loved ones
were not hurt! We experienced
a small tornado here a few
years ago. Apparently it was
quite destructive very close
to us but we only had high
winds and rain.
Hugs,
Sandy

Together We Save said...

So glad thing are ok!!

Tammi said...

That's scary! I'm so glad that everyone's okay! Just wanted to stop by and say hi and that I was thinking of you. Hope all is well.
hugs!

Katie Grace said...

i have a question what is your favorite season

Faith Imagined said...

How scary! I lived in Kansas for 8 years and tornadoes were a real threat. Very thankful for God's shelter!

Toyin O. said...

Praise God for his protection Karen! Hope all is with you and your family.

Deborah Ann said...

Ha! Your T-words are so much more powerful than that other T-word. We have a big and mighTy God!!!

Denise said...

Just trying to come by an catch up on my blog friends.. Sounds like you were sheltered in the arms of God.. I am still in such shock of losing Mom just 72 days after Dad and I know that getting out in the blog world will help me with my mind...... Please say a prayer for me now and then....... There are days that I just crumble.....

LisaShaw said...

Hey beautiful sister,

I'm making my blog friends rounds as I've been out of the loop lately but I pray that all is well with you and your family. Love you!

Dena E's Blog said...

May you feel wrapped in the Presence of Jesus as you look to Him~~~Hugs Dena

One Heart said...

Stopped by to let you know I'm thinking of you. I haven't seen your page updated on my blogroll lately and I was concerned. Praying.

Laurie said...

Hi, Karen,
Somehow I missed this post, and I praise the Lord for His protection of your loved ones. I pray all is well, since you haven't posted for a while.

Love and blessings,
Laurie

Sharon Kirby said...

Hey Karen,
Are you doing OK? Really miss seeing your updates on the blog - just checking to see if you're still out there. Praying for you.

GOD BLESS!

renewd42 said...

So many reasons to give THANKS!! wow, what weathers/seasons...changes!! We;ve already had our first reported WV mts. snows.! brr! In all things, give thanks! blessings! Glad you're safe!!

Joyful said...

Thanks be to God for his protective hand.

Sharon Lynne said...

Tornado scare me...because I've never experienced one.

Thanking God, with you that you're family was safe.

LisaShaw said...

Thinking of you and sending my love and prayers...

Cathy said...

I'm glad you all are alright. Praying for your family, my friend ~
Hugs ~

Jackie said...

THANK GOD FOR HIS MIGHTY HAND OF PROTECTION!!

HE IS FAITHFUL!!

Hugs!
Jackie

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