Beyond the obvious–uprooted trees, damaged homes and property, and demolished businesses–I've noticed an unexpected change in the way meteorologists report the weather:
Where previously they'd magnify the potential for "severe" weather, now they downplay thunderstorms, assuming the role of grandfatherly friend, assuring us there's no need to be concerned.
Because we've learned there IS a time to be concerned.
I'm over at (in)courage today talking about the storm's aftermath (both in the Southeast and Midwest), God's mysterious ways, and how you can continue to help.
Because people will be rebuilding for years; and those who've suffered unimaginable personal losses will be hurting forever.
I hope you'll take time to read "Gone with the (200 mph) winds."
Praying for the US and everything that is going on over there! We are in Japan right now, so enough of our own troubles, you could say. What is amazing to see, is all the blessing and good that can come out against such tragedy.
i read this over at (in) and it was beautifully written, beautifully said.