Texas, and many other parts of the country are experiencing the erratic spring storms.  My first blog addressed this and last night this was brought close to my family as tornadoes struck the town of Canton in which 2 of my sisters and their families live.  I am grateful to God that my family was spared any harm and pray for the many who are confronting the effects that the storms left behind.

I spoke with one of my sisters as she was hunkering down in her safe place and the sirens were invading her serenity.  She was already aware that the tornado had taken out some vehicles on the major freeway a short distance from her home.  It was a couple hours later that I was able to reach my other sister to find out that she too was safe.

This reminded me again of how important it is to prepare for these emergencies Tornado Survival Tips. tornado alarm

“I would hurry to my place of safety.  It would be far away from the winds and storms I’m facing” Psalms 55:8 (NIRV)

It also reminded me how frightening it can be when you are sitting in that dark closet with nothing but your cell phone and the emergency sirens as your connection to the outside world.  Of course, there is the connection to God through prayer that can bring you comfort.  Prayer is the real life line.  

“The Lord gives his people strength.  The Lord blesses them with peace.”  Psalms 29:11 (NLT)

“No power in the sky above or in the earth below – indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:39 (NLT)

I have prepared visual supports to some people to serve as a reminder in times of distress and stress such as when heeding tornado warnings.  Here is a sample that may serve as a support What To Do When I Am frightened

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