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Sunday, May 25, 2008

Prayers in this Storm!

Please pray for us in Minnesota. We've got some powerful storms moving through, my city is in a lull right now.

But I'm concerned. We finished class around 4 pm, but a lot of people were still there when I left, and a lot of the students are traveling in all directions from our class location, some students have around a 150 mile drive or so to get home.

I arrived home around 4:30, the sky was blackening the closer I got to home so I prayed for the time to let me dog out and get back inside. Sure enough, I walked her around our building, got back to my door as the wind was gusting, closed the door, turned on the TV ,then went to close the garage door. It was POURING out and it looked like we had some hail!

God answers even the small prayers.

That storm passed mostly to our north, but another line is coming this way, and both storms are very destructive. Please pray for us, for those traveling, and for all in the path of these storms!

And there are the sirens for the second round...signing off!

UPDATE 5:48 PM: During the second round of the storm, I opened my front door (sirens were no longer going off), looking at the hail covering the ground. But it looked like maybe something else had dropped from the sky..something that from afar resembled a Miraculous Medal. I bent down to pick it up (as it was literally at my feet) and it was a flat piece of hail, perfectly formed, round, but containing an oval that looked like an eye, with layers of clear and white ice. I put that and similar pieces of hail in the freezer.

They just said on the News that a tornado touched down about 1/2 mile north of my house during the first round of storms. That particular storm went on to cause a lot of other damage, too. Also in my city apparently are reports of downed trees and even cars tipped over on the highway. There doesn't seem to be any damage in my immediate area.

Please keep those affected by the storm in your prayers.


Cathy_of_Alex said...

We had hail at my Dad's place in northern MN about an hour ago. It moved off and the skies are clearing here. It rained hard for about 1/2 hour.

I hope I don't go home, yet again, to widespread destruction in Como Park. Praying here....

Terry Nelson said...

I'm so happy you are okay - I called a friend in Hugo - they missed the twister but their property is covered with debris.

Adoro te Devote said...

Cathy ~ YOu have nuthin' to worry about this time!

Terry ~ Thanks. It's scary, the destruction that storm did in various places! I took my dog out for a walk and my immediate area looks fine, just leaves and twigs littering the streets and sidewalks. And some leftover hail.

Mom and my brother both called in succession so I called them back to let them know the tornado didn't eat me. Even if it did, I'm not in Kansas anymore.