God is Mighty to Save–All is Not Lost

I’m writing from a friend’s computer, at another friend’s home.  My home is gone.  But, God saved my family from a violent tornado that ripped our house from off the top of us as we clung to each other, with three other families, in our basement.

I beg you for your prayers for our community.  It is totally devastated.  Our homes are literally flat, trees are uprooted everywhere–it is unrecognizable.  (We live on the same property as my parents and their home is gone too.)  But much worse, some of our close friends (the Lee Family) were all trapped under their collapsed house; our guys pulled them from the wreckage but their father was killed.  Three others were injured and unable to get to a hospital for hours (Med Flight finally arrived).  Sherry is left to try to make impossible decisions without a husband while trying to comfort her thirteen children too.

We are all rather numb, confused, at a real loss, trying to survive the hour, just attempting to do the next thing.

There is only one thing I know…my God is faithful, gracious and mighty to save.  Underneath all the destruction there is a brewing peace that things are going to be OK because of the God I serve.  Even while the roads were still blocked, friends, church family and people from all over started pouring in–walking miles through the treacherous darkness and debris to bring in supplies–food, blankets, generators–people even from other states.  I am overwhelmed.

Thank you so much for your prayers.

P.S.  The morning of the tornado (Wed.) my mom and I drove my Dad to the ER as he had a heart attack.  Again, God proved mighty and merciful and his life was spared, though he spent the first 30 minutes there telling us his goodbyes. Until you have felt that helplessness, it’s hard to fathom. We had only been home a few hours before the tornado struck.

Tornado Update April 30 (from Kathy–videos and pictures)

I Am Persuaded

Sending Smiles

Hearts and Treasures

Mailing Addresses for Lees and Crawfords

Beauty for Ashes on April 27 Part 1 (The Story)

Beauty for Ashes on April 27 Part 2

Beauty for Ashes on April 27 Part 3

Beauty for Ashes on April 27 Conclusion

Be still My Soul

When Love Looks Like Lumber (First building update)

A Door I Adore

Update: On Building and Scrap Wood

Update: Six Months After the Storm

We’re Finally Home!

Storm Strikes Again–2013

 

229 Responses to “God is Mighty to Save–All is Not Lost”

  1. Jennifer says:

    Dear, sweet Kelly…I have been praying for you and your family for hours. Since I first heard the news on facebook! Im so grateful to the Lord that you are all safe. Even though I don’t “know” you, I feel like I do and I wish I could be there to wrap my arms around you and pray with you. I will keep you and your family, as well as the others in your community, in my prayers continually. Much love and prayers coming your way from the Dorr family in NC!!!

  2. Melinda says:

    Kelly, I am so sorry for your losses. You and your family and friends will be in our prayers. Thank God all your family is spared.

  3. Sara says:

    I am SO sorry for your loss. Praising God for His mercy! Let us know how we can help you!! In Christ, The McPherson Clan

  4. Lindsay C. says:

    I’m so sorry y’all are having to go through this. I’ve been through the exact same thing (the May 3rd, 1999 tornado that ripped through the middle of Oklahoma), only as an 8th grader instead of having to deal with it as an adult. I remember how stressed my parents were. The silver lining is, God will be able to teach your family so much through this, if you let Him. But I know that doesn’t necessarily help you right now. I’m so glad your community and church are banding together; that makes all the difference in the world in going through something like this. I’m so glad God spared your family members, and I will pray for your family and for your friends who lost their husband and father. I cannot imagine their pain.

  5. Mrs. Armstrong aka PuddingsMom says:

    I don’t know what to say. I almost can’t believe it. I will pray for you and your family and the Lee family as well. It’s amazing you all are still alive.

  6. Wow. Living in a relatively stable area of Canada, we’ve never experienced any natural disasters. I can’t imagine what you and your neighbors are going through but I can and am praying!!!

  7. Kelly… I received several emails this morning from different friends letting us know what happened to yall and the Lee family… Know that we are praying for you in these days and months to come!

  8. Abby says:

    We are praying for your family, the Lee family, and others we know there who are in the midst of this tragedy. May the Lord strengthen you and fill you with HIS peace. I can’t believe everything is gone. Great memories of even your home (where my wedding rehearsal dinner was held) and the home/barn that was destroyed where the Lees lived where I lived for almost 2 years before I got married. Praying for everyone!

  9. Praying for you and other affected families!

  10. Angel says:

    Oh, sweet Kelly… my heart is breaking for your community right now. I’m in tears as I write this because of the Lee family- oh, beseeching our Sovereign God for the mother and those children. Praising the Lord that you are safe. Also, so sorry about your father…will continue to pray for him as well. Yes, our God is mighty to save.

    Angel & family from Columbus Ohio

    Psalm 46:1 “God is our refuge and strength,
    a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling.”

  11. Katy says:

    I am so, so sorry that this has happened! I am praying and trying to help in ways that I can!

    Sending much love to you and those around you!
    Katy

  12. Thanking the Lord for His mighty protection! Our family in Mississippi was saved as well. Praying for you and your community.

  13. Marla says:

    I am moved to tears by your loss and giving thanks to God for your faith and testimony to His goodness.

    I will be lifting you up in prayer as often as I can remember to do so.

  14. I love your thoughts and attitude during these hard times – excellent witness! We will definately be praying for your entire community!

  15. Dear Kelly,

    Our family is so sorry to hear about what you had to go through, we are praying for you and collecting donations for you family at our blog. We are so happy to hear that you are doing okay and that everyone is safe. We cannot even fathom what you are going through right now but so encouraged by your example and strength in the Lord. Please keep us updated. And if anyone who would like to donate to help Kelly and her family, you can do so at my blog–A Wise Woman Builds Her Home at http://www.awisewomanbuildsherhome.com And Kelly, please contact me on Facebook about getting the money sent directly to your Paypal account!

  16. Kelly.. I am just weeping. I am SO sorry friend.. I just can’t express it enough. I know that Melissa is on her way right now and my Mark and our boys are happy to come this weekend to help Aaron with the clean up or anything that you need.
    Are the Brodocks safe?

  17. Taunya says:

    Kelly you are right our God is mighty to save. My prayers are with you and yours at this most difficult time may the God of all creation bring you comfort dear sister!

  18. Janel says:

    There are no words… Praying!

  19. brenda says:

    I heard about what happened to you all from mrs. June on Facebook. I am so sorry! Oh how scary but yes, God is able to take care of all of this. YOur entire family and the Lee family is in my prayers!!!

  20. Kelly- praying for you and yours now. This is heartbreaking, and I pray that God keeps His loving arms around you. You have been such an inspiration to me.

  21. Elsie Gibbs says:

    I agree with Janel. There are no words….Praying!!

  22. We’ve been praying for you all since we heard the news! Made a donation to your family via June @ Wise Woman Builds… I hope many other families help as well. Please let us know what else we can do. Sending hugs and prayers your way. xoxo

  23. Lisa says:

    Kelly,

    Our heartfelt prayers are lifted up for you and your family and friends in your community. We are thankful that you and your family are safe. Our GOD is mighty and strong and HE is always there to take us through the storms. And yes He will use this for His Glory!!

    from a sister in CA, Lisa

  24. Meg says:

    “Heavenly Father, we lift up Kelly and her family to you this morning in prayer. Bless them with understanding and peace, Lord, and guide them in beginning their life anew. We pray specifically for grace, Father, in dealing with the great loss around them. Place your loving arms around them and grant them joy even in the midst of suffering. Amen.”

  25. Mrs. White says:

    How devastating! Thank you for updating us. I cannot even imagine what you are going through. I am praying for you and for those in your community. May God continue to give you strength and courage.

    Blessings
    Mrs. White

  26. leigh says:

    I only today found your blog thru “A Wise Woman Builds Her Home”…not sure where you live…we are in Hueytown, AL. Very thankful today!!

  27. Oh Kelly!! I’m so sorry for you, we are praying! I told my husband as soon as I read about it and he offered to come help rebuild 🙂
    You’re such a blessing.
    Praying still….

  28. Jessica B says:

    My family will be praying for you, your family and your community.

    Psalm 27:4-5
    One thing I ask of the LORD,
    this is what I seek:
    that I may dwell in the house of the LORD
    all the days of my life,
    to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD
    and to seek him in his temple.
    For in the day of trouble
    he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
    he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle
    and set me high upon a rock.

    If you know of a way we can help your friends the Lee family, please let us know.
    I pray that you will all have peace during this time, and find comfort in the fact that no storm can take you away from Gods love.

  29. Camille says:

    Found you and your story through mutual friends in this blog-world. I am so sorry for your loss…but what a testimony of God’s protective hand over you and your family! We will be praying for you all at this most difficult time!

    In Christian Love,
    Camille (Psalm 46)

  30. Melissa says:

    Kelly, we are praying for your family and the Lee family as well. Praising our Father in advance for the mighty things that I KNOW He will show you and your community through all of this! Thankyou for the testimony of God’s peace through this! He is TRULLY mighty to save! PRAYING IN TEXAS~ Melissa

  31. lotsaspuds says:

    Praying for you, your family, the Lee family in their time of loss, and your community.

  32. deanna says:

    Kelly, So many will be praying you, family and community.
    God will get you through all of this. Truly.

    May you be comforted by Him.

    Sorry for this loss.
    So very thankful your family is alive!
    d

  33. Tiana Krenz says:

    I am so sorry for your loss! We will be praying for you. What can people do to help right now? Is there a place where we could send clothing or other supplies for your family?

  34. Elizabeth says:

    Praying for you and your community!

  35. […] pray for Kelly Crawford of Generation Cedar.  Her family lost their home in yesterday’s tornado outbreak.  She has been an encouragement to […]

  36. Heather says:

    Oh Kelly, I just saw this and can’t stop crying. I am praying, praying, praying for all of you and your community.

  37. Oh Kelly! I cannot imagine what you are going through! I am spreading the news through my blog asking people to band together in prayer and encouraging them to visit the blog that is collecting donations. You and your family are in our prayers. I am in shock as to what you guys are going through. Our family is praying for all of you and your community!

    Building Home with Him,

    Mary Joy

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  39. Melissa says:

    Praise the Lord everyone is safe. Believing that God is going to turn the mess into an incredible message! 🙂

  40. […] P.S. – The home of Kelly Crawford at Generationcedar.com was also destroyed. Please pray for them. (You can read her story here.) […]

  41. Genevieve says:

    Lord have mercy. My family and I will pray for you.

  42. Jean says:

    Praying for you and all in the path of the tornadoes. Words are so inadequate at times like these, but He knows…

  43. Jean Marie says:

    Praying with you and for you!! Tornadoes are very very scary….and my heart breaks for your neighborhood and community! We will pray for the blessings of our Lord to be upon you, as you work and build friendships and share grief with your community, may the name of the Lord spread like fire to redeem His children.

  44. Katie says:

    I am SO extremely heartbroken for you and your family, and NOW for your friends too! I just can only imagine what this must be like for you all! My heart has been heavy with sadness and love for you all this morning. You have been SUCH a HUGE blessing to me through your blog – and even though I don’t know you and you dont know me, I feel like you are a close friend – and this is affecting my heart just as it would if this had happened to one of my close friends. My children and I have been praying a lot for you this morning, and discussing ways we can help your family. And now your friends too! We want to do all we can to help you guys. I am going to be spreading the word on my blog in addition to other ways to raise money for you! You are such a blessing to me, and I know God is leading me to be a blessing to you through this difficult time in your life. I know that your home is not only your home, but also basically your income! And not only have you lost your home, but also your means for income. God is so good, and so awesome, and I know even through this tragedy is showing Himself to you in amazing ways. I know and believe He will provide for you in ways you might not even be able to imagine right now. He has always amazed me with His care for me through tragedy, through heartache, through loss, through provision, and I trust and know He will do, and is dong this for you!

    Love in Christ,
    Katie

  45. We are so very thankful your family was protected! Prayers are being offered for all those who lost loved ones and homes.

  46. Rachel says:

    Hi Kelly, I am reading all these comments and tears are rolling down my face, I have no idea what being in a disaster like this one is like but I am praying that God will come in a big huge way and just carry you all through this and the stuff you have to walk through I pray that He will be the leader that He promises us to be, He told Joshua in all of his battles that He would go before Him and prepare the way for victory, Deuteronomy 31:8 we don’t have to be afraid even though this is very scary. your friend in Christ
    Rachel Nieland

  47. Julia says:

    You truly are a warrior. I am praying for you, your family, and the other affected families. God will provide (though you already know this).

  48. Mrs. Santos says:

    Yes, God is mighty to save. We are praying for you. Thank you for updating us. You are so dear to our hearts.

  49. Leah says:

    This is unbelievable Kelly!! I cannot imagine what you are going through. Thanking God that he saved your family. Somehow He is glorified through all this, even though we only see a fragment of the picture.

    Praying for your family!

  50. Sara says:

    I am so sorry about the loss of your home, and even more sorry to hear about the loss of the husband and father of a family close to you.

    We know God is good, but these things are hard. Praying for you and everyone affected by these storms.

  51. Julie-Anne says:

    I am just in shock. Oh dear Kelly you have given so much and have blessed me immensely. I will be praying and please let us know how we can help!

    Julie-Anne in Northern Canada

  52. Traci says:

    {{{{hugs}}} and prayers.

  53. Jennifer says:

    The Dustin family from New Hampshire, will be praying for your family and all those who have lost homes, loved ones or have been displaced by this storm. May you find comfort in knowing God is the one in control of all things. May you rest in His Peace.

  54. Jennifer says:

    So sorry this has happened! I live in part of “Tornado Alley” so the reality of what can happen in such times is real to me. I’m so sorry for your family, and the other families who are experiencing the devastation. If there were someone to have a fund set up for the Lee family it would be good for those who would wish to donate to them, such as myself.

  55. Michelle says:

    Sweet friend, we are and will continue to pray. Words are inadequate, but know we are weeping with you and believing with you. We love you and are so thankful your family was spared. Our hearts ache for the Lee family. Let them know others are praying fervently for them also.

    On bended knee,

    Michelle

  56. Apryl says:

    Praying for you, and the Lee family!
    Much Love and Hugs!!

  57. I stayed up late last night watching the tornado coverage on the news in the comfort of our peaceful area of the country. I never dreamed of this much devastation. It’s hard to believe it is real from this far away. So sorry your family and friends are actually living it. You are all in my prayers!

  58. Becky says:

    I don’t know how often Kelly will be reading the comments here right now, so I’m asking the rest of you:

    Is there a particular website where Kelly buys homeschool supplies? I’d like to get her a gift certificate.

  59. Christi says:

    We are praying for your family and community.

  60. Nikki says:

    Kelly, I’m so terribly sorry for your loss. So glad that God spared your family. If people were to come there to bring you supplies, would it just create more chaos? or would it be a welcomed need? I’m trying to figure out how I can help. I hear you have a new baby, is it a girl? I have a baby girl just growing out of her 0-3 mo clothes. I also have some newborn clothes and some that are gender neutral. I have a pack of size 1 diapers she has outgrown. I also have a bunch of newborn prefolds.

  61. Jasmine says:

    Kelly, I’m so sorry. We are lifting you up in prayer.

  62. Stephanie says:

    Praying for you! I know what it’s like to lose a house, but not to a tornado to a fire. Still looking at your house made me ache for you! You have many prayers for you all!!!! So glad you are okay. Praying for the rest of the community also.

  63. Miranda says:

    God is gracious!!! I’m so sorry to hear about you home and your community. It might just be a small world, I believe I heard about the Lee family from my friend Jenn. I grew up on the 231/411 cross up the street from the valley. I know those people down there and they pull together in situations like this! Bless you all!! You’re all in my prayers.

  64. Valencia Hall says:

    I am so sorry. Awed also by your faith through this. GOD will continue to see you through. Prayers for you and all affected.

  65. Nicki says:

    I am so very, very sorry you are going through this! My family will pray for yours.

  66. Beth H. says:

    Kelly, please know that our family will be lifting your family and community up before the throne of our Mighty God. Even though we’re somewhat far away geographically, we want to know of any needs we would be able to meet. There’s room in our house if you want to come to Mississippi.
    Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto Thee, when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the Rock that is higher than I. For Thou hast been a shelter for me… Psalm 61

  67. Layla S says:

    I came across your story today posted by someone else. My family will be praying for your family and the other families you have mentioned here. I am in awe of your faith. Your children and Husband are truly blessed.

  68. Do you have/would you be willing to share a mailing address that donations could be mailed to? You can e-mail me at bnteasley@gmail.com if you don’t want to post the info public.

    Thank you so much. <3

    May God continue to show unending mercy and providence in this hour of trial for yours and the other precious families.

  69. jessica in south carolina says:

    Kelly,
    I heard about your family & the other family who lost their father/dad. We are praying for you. I see that your church is pulling together resources, I know that Church of Highlands is a large church in the area that is setting up disaster relief teams and will be able to help many families, too. If y’all need more help getting connected to them through your church here is the information: http://churchofthehighlands.com/relief I felt very led to share that information with you or other families that are going to need help.

  70. Kelly,

    We are praying for you all and the Lee’s. I know God’s comfort is there and in action. Hugs from Ada, Ohio!!

  71. Kristi says:

    I am so sorry!! Praying and sharing…so glad your family is alive and okay.

  72. SoCalLynn says:

    Praying for your family, your dad and your friends who have lost their husband/father! My daughter lives in AL so I have been keeping my eye on the devastation. Will keep you in my prayers.

  73. Oh, my word! I am so sorry for your ordeal, Kelly, but so thankful that you and your beautiful family are all safe.

    Prayers for you guys to adjust and recover in His timing.

  74. Sarah says:

    Praying for you. We were all saddened to hear about these events.

  75. Amy B. says:

    Knowing that tornadoes were ripping through your area, I’ve been praying for you and yours over the last few days. Even so, I remain in shock to learn of your home, and amazed that y’all are safe. Through tears and a breaking heart, prayers and gentle hugs. Yes, yes, He is mighty to save.

  76. Kerri says:

    I cannot begin to fathom what you dear folks are going through. Please know our prayers are with your family and your loved ones and your neighbors.

  77. Laura says:

    There truly are no words, but I am humbly offering prayers. May God continue to protect your family, and may He comfort the Lees in their time of trial.

    God Bless!

  78. Becky says:

    If you need a place to stay,Kelly, my husband and I would like to invite your family to stay with us. I know it would mean leaving your community for a time, but I believe we only live 2-2 1/2 hours from you. If you lost your vehicle we could borrow our church’s passenger van. Our home is not huge, but we could make it work. Remember the loaves and fishes? 🙂 you can reach me privately at vbacwarrior@gmail.com

  79. Jagette says:

    Am at a loss for words for you, your community, the state of Alabama, and the other areas involved with the tornado outbreak yesterday (27 April 2011).
    Prayers going up for all of you.

    Hugs and Prayers

  80. Jamie says:

    I am so sorry Kelly! I am so thankful you are all safe. I am praying for you all. Please let me know what I can do to help.

  81. Wendi says:

    my family and I are praying for you **hugs**

  82. Diane says:

    Praying ….♥

  83. Our prayers are with you and yours, Kelly. And, especially with Shelly. May God be glorified in the darkness. I’m far away, but if you need anything (apart from prayer) that you think I could help with–ANYTHING–please, just email me.

  84. Lindsey says:

    We will be praying for your family and friends. My heart sank when I checked in on your blog today and saw the picture and read your story. May God lead you as you go through this time of confusion. God’s word is true and everlasting, and He will “restore your soul.” (Psalm 23)

  85. Mrs W says:

    Just came over here to say that although a lot of my beliefs have changed and I no longer agree with you on much, that I am sorry for your losses. I posted the link for donations to my Facebook page, and hopefully it will do some good. We are thinking about and praying for you guys.

  86. Cindi says:

    Kelly, my heart breaks at this news and I just read about the Lee family. Lifting all of this devastation up to God in prayer. He is mighty. I anticipate the needs will be great and hope that all of us as a church can help via prayers and donations.

  87. K Brooks says:

    Kelly,
    Your family is in our prayers. I have been so busy checking on our parishoners (a couple of families trying to get their belongings from totally demolished homes) I just saw your website five mintues ago.

    I know what you mean, God is so good. Our family is safe (we’re to the south of Bham), but we know of others who have lost family and loved ones through this horrible thing. The children are so scared, and asking fearful questions. We grownups are just numb. Grateful, but numb. Yesterday it was impossible to imagine what awaited us this morning.
    May God bless you. May God bless us all.

  88. Stephanie says:

    Sweet, Sweet Kelly. So very sorry for the loss of your house and the scare with your dad. So thankful that your family is all okay and that the body of Christ is with you. Please know that you are your dear family and community are being covered with PRAYERS. I’m at a loss for words …

  89. Rhonda says:

    Sometimes we do not always know how to connect all the dots and it is hard for our “carnal mind” to understand the why and the how things come and happen but I Thessalonians 5:18 ” In every thing give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
    Lifting you and your family up in prayer and giving God thanksgiving prayers for his protection over you and your family. Matt 6:33 Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you….He is also the restoration of our life and all within in it. God bless you and yours

  90. Tanya says:

    Oh Kelly and to all affected in those devastating storms, My heart and certainly my prayers go out to you all! May God give you the necessary strength and grace to move forward.. All my Love and Prayers, Tanya

  91. Susan B. says:

    I too will be praying for you, your family and other families like the Lee family. {{{{hugs}}}}

  92. KTHunter says:

    Many hugs and prayers for you and the Lee family!

  93. Mommaof10 says:

    Kelly,

    My 2 older girls stayed with you in your house while in town for a wedding. To know that your house is gone is more personal to us because of that. We have friends on the ground there trying to help however they can. That makes this more personal to us, even though we are a couple of states away.

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you. What joy to know that God is walking through this with you.

    My heart and prayers are with the Lee Family. The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away, blessed be the name of the Lord. God knew the days ordained for Tom Lee. As hard as this time is for the Lee Family, how blessed to know that God is walking with them too through this valley of the shadow of death. Not to mention the prayers and hands and feet of God’s people.

    Praying,
    Laralee for the Seargeant Family

  94. For those who are interested in donating to the Alabama Relief Fund, you can give through Providence Church. If you would like your donation to go directly to Kelly Crawford’s family please specify that!

    http://www.providencepeoria.org/2011/04/28/tornado-relief-efforts/

  95. R. F. says:

    We’re praying for everyone. God be with you.

  96. Chris Liverett says:

    KELLY,

    I LOVE YOU GUYS, I WILL BE THERE TOMORROW. (I AM NOT SHOUTING JUST TRYING TO STAND OUT AMONG THE CROWD) 🙂

  97. Lydia Prislovsky says:

    I am praying for everybody and your family who were struck.
    Thank you so much for your update.
    In Christ,
    Lydia Prislovsky

  98. sarah beals says:

    Praying for you and your family. May God give you all peace.
    Sarah Beals

  99. Melissa says:

    My heart is aching for all of the loss in your community. Praise God that all of the families in your home were saved! PRAISE GOD! I will be praying for all of you!

    Our gracious and mighty God,
    I lift up the families of this community to you now. We praise you in Your mercy for the lives that were spared! Please Father give them the peace that only You can give! Wrap them in Your tender mercy and grace that they would have a peace that passes all understanding! Father we pray that through this horrible tragedy you will be glorified by the faith of Your people! May the world see us sing your praises through this storm!
    In Jesus’ Precious and holy name I pray, AMEN!

  100. Trish says:

    Our prayers are with your family, neighbors and the Lee family. I am at a loss for words…but the Lord intercedes for me on your behalf.

  101. Missy says:

    I am keeping your family and all of the people in your community in my prayers!

  102. Lizzy says:

    God bless you and your family and friends, Kelly amidst your loss. Praying for you to our faithful Lord!

  103. I know we don’t know each other, but I wanted to let you know that I am praying for you, your family and your friends! I heard about you through Jaime at Like a Bubbling Brook. (We have recently become blogging-friends.) I would love to help you in some practical way. Can you let us know how we can help? Of course, we’ll be praying. Much love in Christ, Kelly

  104. Kathi Bailey says:

    Praying for all of you.

  105. Jessica says:

    All I can say is, “Oh wow!” I can’t imagine going through this…praying for you and your family as you rebuild!

  106. Margaret D says:

    Kelly, I can’t imagine.

    I am so, so sorry you lost your home. And so sad for the Lee family, though I did not know them at all.

    You will all be in our prayers.

  107. […] The Crawford family owns Generations of Cedar and she wrote about this week's events on her blog over here. […]

  108. Marcie says:

    Dearest Kelly,
    My heart aches for you and members of your community right now. I will pray.
    Marcie

  109. Please post and let us all know if there is a way we can give or help on some way. Paypal account?

  110. Tanya says:

    Kelly,

    We are praying for you and your sweet family and all those affected by those horrible tornadoes.

    Blessings,
    Tanya

  111. Jennifer says:

    Praise God, and I will appeal to Him to provide and protect.

  112. Rebecca says:

    Kelly,

    Praise God you are all okay and my heart breaks for the family that lost their dad. I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers.

  113. kelli says:

    Our family will be praying for yours & those around you. God bless you – I pray specifically that He will hold you up, that He will give you peace that passes all understanding & that He will quickly heal. From Florida- Kelli B.

  114. Lady Rose says:

    Kelly,

    I’m thankful that you and your family survived this disaster, but I am very grieved about all the loss that has happened for you and the other families in your community. This situation is almost too unreal to be true. At any rate, I will be praying for you and the other families that were involved in this.

    Take care Dear Sister.

    Love,

    -L. Rose

  115. Jessica says:

    I am so sorry. I will be praying for you and the Lee family. I simply can’t imagine what all of you are going through.
    I’m so glad your family is ok.

  116. Debbie says:

    Dear Kelly and family,

    We are praying for your family and friends. It is at times like this that the body of Christ shines as people see our love for others and how we can still praise our Sovereign God in tragedy.

  117. Kacie says:

    Kelly! I am stunned. I will be keeping you and your family and community in my prayers.

  118. Sommer says:

    Dearest Kelly~

    I have been reading about this since last night and my heart aches for you and all those touched by these tornadoes. And yet, my heart leaps at the amazing faithfulness of you and your family, of those among the body of Christ as they come to serve and help all of you! I am floored by this outpouring of love.

    I am praying for you all and only wish I could help in other ways as well. May you feel the Lord’s peace as you move forward, may He provide in such a mighty way for all of you in need.

    Lots of love,
    Sommer

  119. ICStarzz says:

    Dear Kelly & Family,
    I will be praying and I can not imagine what you are all going through. I read about the Lee family and cried as I read about their father’s heroic act to protect his children as he lost his life. Truly devastating.
    And to have everything you own trashed and taken from you, again, I could not even imagine that.
    Praying for you and all those affected by the tornadoes.

    -Samantha

  120. […] stop by Generation Cedar and share your prayers for Kelly Crawford and her family who lost everything in the Alabama […]

  121. Dear Kelly, The last time I left a comment here was to encourage you while you waited on the birth of that sweet baby. Now I am here to encourage you again a different way!

    I am so sorry for all you have lost, and *I* am encouraged by the words of faith you and your husband have expressed in the midst of it. This is very hard! My prayer for you in all of it is, and will continue to be, that God will use you in a mighty way to show the light of His love and grace to many hurting people around you. I am also asking for His strength to be perfected in your weakness. I know that as the weeks and months go by, you will have many stories of God’s help during these days, and He will be glorified in it all.

    Hugs and love from California

  122. Jules says:

    Covering you and your family in prayer during this tragic time. I’ve also linked to your blog at my own, as well as the As Wise Woman Builds Her Home so that my readers may make donations.

  123. […] give.   She has posted a picture of their home and her first hand account on her blog, Generation Cedar, using a friends computer.  A Wise Woman Builds Her Home has set up a place for […]

  124. Cari says:

    My prayers go to you, your family and all of the other families affected by this terrible weather.

  125. Diane Barnard McKee says:

    Kelly,
    My parents and brother & wife were going to go to the ranch for safety and ended up elsewhere. Mom, Betty called me and please know that we are praying for your family and friends also. God is good! I heard of everyone coming together and helping one another. I am so happy you are all safe. Heard about your dad also. I can relate as Donald Barnard, my dad, fell victim to heart attacks also. When one door closes God opens another even better one. Phil 4:13. Keep the faith.

  126. Carmen says:

    Kelly. I am praying! May God comfort you all! Your blog is such an encouragment to all of us! Give your daughter a sweet hug from me as well. Her blog is a favorite of mine as well. Love to you all.

  127. Keren says:

    Praying for you. Especially with a new baby.

  128. Nicole says:

    Oh dear friend, I don’t know what to say. I praise God that He has spared your family, and can’t think of what to do except cry. My five year old responded rightly, “we need to pray right now!” and we will continue to lift you up before our gracious Lord as a family. We would love to offer our home up to share in Arizona (it may sound unrealistic, but we really would like to help) and any resources we have, please let us know how you most need help. Can we mail you packages, funds, necessities? We have a baby on the way thanks completely to the words you have spoken on your blog, and you have impacted our family for generations. Please let us know how we can bless you. We will remain prayerful, and eager to serve.

  129. Catherine R. says:

    Kelly, I am thankful that your family was all spared by the tornado but in shock looking at the photo of your family home. Prayers from me. You continue to be an encouragement even in this post.

  130. Catherine R. says:

    Kelly, I am thankful that your family was all spared by the tornado but shocked looking at the photo of your family home. Prayers from me. You continue to be an encouragement even in this post.

  131. wannabegodly says:

    Dena Johnson told me about your losses, so I came to read what you had said. I’m sorry for your loss and for the difficult times ahead for you and for the Lee family. We will be praying for you all as you rebuild your lives. As you take stock of what you’ve lost and what you need to replace, please let us know. Some of us who are quilters, but might not have great amounts of money to donate, could possibly make quilts to send to your family or to other of whom you know. Or we could send what we do have, maybe clothes, etc.

  132. Oh, Kelly, I am sobbing. I can’t even imagine. I will be praying for you and the Lees and the other families with you. I am so thankful you serve a God big enough to carry you all even through this.

  133. Kelly, we are praying for you and friends and family here at our home. I’ve got ladies praying through my FB page as well. We sent a donation through June’s blog. If there is anything else you need, please let me know. I would gladly blog about it. **Love and hugs**

  134. Lisa Maria says:

    Hi Kelly

    I am at a loss for words to say when something like this happens. I will be lifting up your family and of course all who have been affected. It is so heart-warming to see the outpouring of love and support from everyone. May God keep you and your family in His bosom and comfort you. His hand is in all things and I can see, just from the comments above, that He is already setting wheels in motion for restoration and comfort for you and others. Praise Him for his merciful love!

  135. wow – this is just “news” for so many, until it hits someone you know better. My prayers are with you all, and for your friends.

  136. 6 arrows says:

    Kelly,

    I praise God for His protective hand on your family yesterday, and for your heart of gratitude toward God for His mercy and faithfulness in the midst of this devastation.

    We are lifting up in prayer your family and neighbors; the Lee family; and all who are affected by the tornado’s destruction. May God also grant a full recovery to your dad following his heart attack.

    Thank you for updating us, Kelly. You are so dear to me, and I cried tears of relief when I knew God had brought you and your family safely through in the covert of His wings.

    Praying without ceasing…

  137. Michelle P says:

    I will lift you and the entire community up in prayers. God be with you all to comfort and guide you.

  138. I am so deeply sorry. I posted this on my FB page so that my friends and family can pray for you all. God Bless You!

  139. Mystiqua says:

    Kelly,

    I am so sorry for your lost and will be praying for you and your family. I will also pray for the Lee family as well and their strength. May God’s presence keep you at peace for we never know what is in God’s plan. May the Lord keep you in this time of trouble. ((HUGS))

    Mystiqua

  140. Jennie says:

    Oh Kelly, We are praying for your family and our hearts are hurting for your neighbors also.
    ~Jennie

  141. Many, many prayers, of relief and gratitude for your safety, your Dad’s recovery, and for strength during all of your healing.

  142. […] a couple of weeks ago, and now, their house has been completely destroyed by the tornado.  Click here to read more about the […]

  143. Renata says:

    Dear Kelly
    The Lord put it on my hearts to pray for you all after I read about the storms going through your area – Praise the Lord you are all well, but I’m so sad to hear about your friends. I will be praying for you all in the days & months to come.
    May God hold you close through this difficult time – dear sister in Christ
    Renata XO

  144. Oh Kelly… I am so sorry. Thank God your lives were spared. I will be praying for y’all as you regain your footing and for your neighbors as they try to continue functioning in the face of such devastation.

    Are you in Alabama? We’re in Fultondale and only missed having our roof torn off by about a mile and a half. The level of destruction here and in Tuscaloosa–where we lived until about a year ago–is incredible.

  145. Darcy M. says:

    Dearest Crawford family,

    We are so sorry about the loss of your home and are praising God with you that not all was lost. We are praying for you, the Lee family and all the other families that have suffered such terrible losses.

  146. Kim says:

    I read your blog every day and have never commented but just have to tell you how thankful I am that you all survived! We will be praying for you all and your dear neighbor Sherry and her children – along with everyone who has suffered loss from these horrible storms. I am sorry you and your parents have lost your homes and thankful you have great neighbors in the other towns/states too!

  147. Taryn says:

    I will be praying.

  148. Charity says:

    Kelly,
    We are praying for you and your precious family. Although we have never met, I feel we are close friends and we pray for your family and talk of you often. Yours was the first blog I found when looking for encouragement as a young mother on a lonely road of trying to raise a godly family. You have been such a blessing to me. We will help in any way we can. Love and prayers…

  149. Angela says:

    HI,
    We are praying for your family and your community. We live in Gardendale Al. The storm hit 5 minutes from us. I don’t think that is far from you. I know that you are having to use internet via others, but I was wondering what you needed in the way of School books/supplies. If you or a friend could e-mail and let me know I can get some things to your family. I know I have a bunch of Abeka stuff.

  150. Kelly L says:

    So, so horrible! Praise the Lord you all are safe and sound. Horrible for all the families who have lost everything AND a loved one. Praying and crying with you.

  151. Danielle says:

    Praising God for allowing you all to survive. My heart about stopped when I saw the pictures. He has loved you with an everlasting love. Praying for the days ahead.

  152. Kathy says:

    I’ve never had the effects of a tornado hit so hard – I’ve never known someone who has lost their home to one. I’ve been reading your blog for so long now that I feel like you are family, and I praise God that you and yours are all safe. I will keep you all in my prayers xx

  153. Quinn says:

    What a remarkable story! I’m so very thankful that your lives were all spared and that you’re all well. What an amazing opportunity your story is giving us to praise God through the work of those ministering to your families. My thoughts have been with you all day and I’ll continue praying for your family, your strength, and your father and the poor Lee’s as well.

  154. Angela says:

    Dear Aaron, Kelly and 9 blessings,

    Lifting you all up to Him.

    May the Lord himself, who is our source of peace, give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with you all.
    2 Thessalonians 3:16 GNB

    With love,
    Angela

  155. Charley says:

    Just a link to a wonderful Kristen Getty song regarding trials:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pib13aveIKU

    May our Lord hold fast all who have been struck by this tragedy.

  156. Joyce says:

    Praying for you, your family and the others affected by the storms. I am so encouraged to hear of so many folks helping so many folks. What a blessing!

  157. I am praying for you and your community!
    Blessings in Yeshua HaMashiach,
    Joycelyn

  158. Trish says:

    I’m so sorry your home was so badly damaged..but I praise our God for your family’s safe-keeping!!
    Praying for the Lee family and all who are suffering at this tragic time!
    love in Jesus..Trish

  159. Cassandra says:

    Praying for you. *hugs*

  160. Jeanette says:

    Praying for you and your family during this time.

  161. Tamara says:

    Dear sister in Christ.. your strength and faith are a testimony of God’s mercy and faithfulness. We are praying and asking others.. God is strong to deliver and will not fail you now.. as you know..Strength.. peace and wisdom.. may His love & comfort lift you up. We are grateful for your safety..Praying for your friends. Love in Him.. Tamara

  162. Davene Grace says:

    Kelly, I just heard about this from a friend over dinner this evening. I am so very sorry for your loss, but grateful for your faithful, overcoming spirit. I, along with so many others, will be praying for your family and the Lee family and others involved in this situation. May God’s arms of comfort hold you very close in the days to come.

  163. Oh, our hearts are sore for you. May the God of all comfort give comfort where we can give none; and sustain you where all human help fails.
    Our prayers are with you x

  164. Elyane says:

    Dear Kelly,

    I am so sorry for your losses and the terrible time your family went through. Though grateful you are all okay, I am sorry for the Lee family. I will pray for your family, the Lee family and your community. May the Lord bless you and give you His strength and Comfort.

    Praying for you from the Netherlands

  165. L2L says:

    Wow, we nervously slept through last night, we live in Eastern NC, the same area hit last week by the tornadoes and I’m just numb. We did not receive any damage but seeing the path of destruction is overwhelming. How thankful I am that our Mighty Jesus is your cornerstone. I know no words I can write will comfort as he does. May he continue to strengthen you and your family as you set forth today!!!!

  166. Suzanne says:

    Praying…

  167. Beth says:

    Praying for you and your family!

  168. Kristiana says:

    We will definately add you to our prayer list Ms. Kelly. We have been praying for the Lee family all yesterday and will do the same today. I cannot even begin to imagine!

    Blessings,
    Kristiana

  169. Emily says:

    Oh Kelly. I can’t believe it I just can’t believe it. It’s so much more real to have walked in your house, to have spent time with the Lees, I just can’t grasp it. We just got our power back so I didn’t know until this morning. I am getting in touch with The Weathers (whos husband is down there) to see if there is anything we can do since we are only a few hours away. Please oh please let me know if we can help in any way. My heart and prayers iare with you and the Lees. Love you,

    Emily

  170. Jeanne C Reyes says:

    Kelly, I have always been so blessed by you blog, I hope and pray that you will be blessed by this experience because I know that God has plans for all. He will provide for his own. We are praying for you and the Lee family and we are sorry for all of your losses!
    Love in Christ
    Jeanne

  171. Sara from Italy says:

    Dear Kelly,even if I don´t know you, I´m shocked to hear about your loss.
    Here in Italy we don´t
    hear much about the situation in your country and I don´t know yet how I can help you.Of course I will pray for you and all the other families hit by the tornados.If you have any idea how I can help you, just write me…maybe you know a family that is considering to make their new start in Italy,my door will be open for them.
    Keeping you in my prayers,

    Sara

  172. Cassandra says:

    Praying for you, your family, and our community is this devastating time.

  173. Sara from Italy says:

    Could anyone help me?I want to donate money for these families in need, but I have no credit card, what can I do?

  174. Anne Belley says:

    We heard news of your family, and the Lees, through Doug Phillips at Vision Forum yesterday. We have been praying. Thank you for your encouraging comments concerning God’s perfect sovereignty. This is “easy” for us to declare as we stand afar and feel sorrow for your losses. I cannot imagine being in the middle of such devastation. As I mentioned on my blog, our tornado from last week here in St. Louis seemed devastating at the time, although we were not personally affected. While I continue to feel for those who lost all possessions here, I realize that the fact that no one was killed reveals the “mildness” of the storm as compared to those which ripped through your state. We are eagerly awaiting news from the Vision Forum website delineating measures we can take to help. May God use the faith He has given you to strengthen many more.

  175. Mrs. Rebekah S. says:

    Dear Kelly,

    I will be lifting your family up in prayer as you make your way through the aftermath of this tornado and rejoice that all your precious family members are safe. My heart aches for your friend and her children and for all of you who care for and love their family. I pray for their comfort and for joy to return in the morning.

    Sicnerely,

    Mrs. Rebekah S.

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  177. Tonya says:

    Kelly, we’re not too far from ya’ll. If there is anything we can do to help – physical labor, supplies, etc- PLEASE let me know. I’m sure you have loads of help but, just in case you need something extra, I wanted to offer. I know Gayle W. so I have an idea of the general vicinity you live in. We could be there in an hour or so.

    Praying for you all and the Lee family.

  178. rejoicealways says:

    I’m praying for you and your family. Wow, I am shocked. I’m up in Canada, we see the news reports but I haven’t heard personal accounts like this one. Praying for you and all the people affected, especially the Lee family.

  179. Michele says:

    I’m so so sorry for your loss, and am so relieved you are all together & okay. I had heard of the Lee’s; got an email about them yesterday, & am praying for them.

  180. Flicka says:

    I can hardly type Kelly…The tears are here and I am not there to help. Heather’s home is okay but all around her is devastation. I was in Burger King when the tornado started and I began praying there.
    Living in Michigan we have our rugged weather but none like you have had. I think about the supper you served me in February in your home and this seems unreal.
    I am sending some help but wish I could be there. I have so many pioneer skills for this type happening.

    Under Control…tho the nights be cold
    Tho the earth be shaken…and the billows they roll.
    I heard God whisper…to my trembling soul…
    Fear Not! I have everything…under control. ~ unknown
    Your friend Flicka (in Michigan)

  181. amanda says:

    Please check out http://www.thejoyeternal.com they are encouraging through music when hard times hit, God is still sovereign and loving. God bless!

  182. pam says:

    Praying….. of course.

  183. Brandy says:

    Kelly,

    You are in our prayers. May God give you all you need at this trying time.

    With love,
    Brandy Sexton

  184. Sarah Winn says:

    My heart is breaking for your family and the Lee family! You are in my thoughts and prayers! I have been spreading the word to as many people as possible encouraging prayers and donations. Our God is good and He will take care of His people. Sending you love and encouragement during this difficult time!

  185. Anna says:

    Praying for you and your sweet family, and praising God for your safety.

  186. jodie says:

    Kelly – You are such an encouragement to me! I know the Lord will use this tragedy for his glory! Our family’s prayers will be with you! Nelsons in Lake Tahoe NV 🙂

  187. i have no words, but my prayers will be with you.
    your true mansion is being built by jesus right now. in heaven. do not forget that.

  188. michelle says:

    wow I am sorry to hear of your home and though I have never read your blog and went to yours through raising a homemaker you are an amazing women! I sometimes question my faith and everyday I read my inspirationals, bible quotes, or blogs such as yours and realize how wonderful god is!! I went into tears readin you blog and will keep you, your family, and friends in my prayers.

  189. Narobi says:

    Kelly, I will pray for your family. God is merciful and beyond faithful. I pray that He sends much help and comfort to all affected.

    “Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.”-1st Peter 5:6

  190. Kelly, you all have our prayers. May he restore all things necessary to you and each of your houses. Shalom in the Father~

  191. Jennifer says:

    Oh dear God. Oh Kelly, I’m so sorry. I must not have paid attention to the beginning of this post enough, because I thought this post was from one of your friends using YOUR computer. Of course, that would be just as awful, but my God, I had no idea it was you. To have lost your home, your large family without its beautiful home; this is literally my worst nigthmare (other than losing family). I’m so sorry. I’ll see what I can do.

  192. Jennifer says:

    Just finished the post in its entirety; that poor Lee family! They have my prayers. And your father’s trauma, in the same day. I can’t imagine how shaken up you all were.

  193. […] Crawford family from Generation Cedar also lost their home  and are staying with a family from their church with their newborn son and other 8 children. Read […]

  194. Sarah says:

    So sorry for all. Many prayers for your family & community.

  195. Magriet says:

    Dear Kelly and family,
    I don’t know you personally, but I’m horrified to see what happened to your home. Praise God you live… we pray for you! May God give you strength and dry your tears (and those of other stricken families). You were spared… you still have a work to do in this life. To praise Him, as you do.

    Psalms 116:8  For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.
    9  I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living…
    12  What shall I render unto the LORD for all his benefits toward me?
    13  I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the LORD.
    14  I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people.
    15  Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.
    16  O LORD, truly I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds.
    17  I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the LORD.
    18  I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people,
    19  In the courts of the LORD’S house, in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise ye the LORD.

  196. Jess in Peru says:

    In shock for ya’ll. All I can say is “wow” and call out to the Lord to continue to come to your rescue and grant you an indescribably peace during this time. Can’t get you guys off of my mind. Continue to press into Him. Praying that the time of restoration will come quickly and that your kids will thrive during this time as well.

    Hugs and Prayers from South America.

    So very sorry!

  197. Oh, dear Mrs. Crawford, I am so, so sorry for your loss!!! I can’t even find the words to say. It really puts things into perspective….we’ve been out of power sinse Wednesday and will likely not have any power again until 4-7 more days from now. But, how that pales in comparison to what y’all have gone through. There are countless homes just miles down the road from us that are in the same condition as yours. Please know that you are in our prayers, and know that the Lord has promised to bring good from this. Your example of trust, faith, and comfort in Christ in a time like this is an amazing encouragement. Always know that He is with you, will never leave you nor forsake you, and will help and provide for you beyond anything you could ask or think.

    You are in our prayers, dear Crawford family!!
    Rebekah

  198. Kimberly W. says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and everyone who was in the storm’s path. May God keep you safe and provide for your needs.

  199. Melissa says:

    Praying for you today friend.Please call or get Aaron to call if you guys need anything over the next couple of days. We are willing to help in any way. Love you guys. The Jeffers.

  200. […] you haven’t already, I encourage you to go to Kelly’s blog:  Generation Cedar,  as their area was hit severely and they lost their home and even a great friend.  There is a […]

  201. Tawny says:

    Kelly,
    I feel aweful as I had some how missed that it was *your* area so tragically hit. We have been praying & hadn’t even realized it was your area…
    Please know we are continuing to pray, now especially for your family & those around you. Please let us know anyway we can help.

    With Love,
    Tawny

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  203. Annette says:

    I first learned of your loss yesterday and will be praying for you, your family, and all those whose lives were touched by the tornado. We serve a great God and He will see you through this. I know you are praising the Lord for His merciful goodness in sparing your loved ones. “And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever” Dan 12:3

  204. Kelly Hamilton says:

    Your website was shared with me by a good friend. We are also in an area that was struck by the tornadoes, but thankfully we only had trees knocked down around us. I am praying for your family and you begin to recover and rebuild your life. But I wanted to tell you that your “title” of this post really stuck out to me because it is what the title to my pastor’s (who is also my bro-in-law) message was yesterday…”All is Not Lost”. God has his hand on your family…we will be praying for you!

  205. Belinda miller says:

    Prayers going up for you and everyone so sorry for all the loss–Your Sister in the Lord —BelindaJane

  206. […] little boy. On Wednesday (April 27) her home was flattened by the tornado. Here is an update on her blog. The video below is her husband Aaron showing where their house used to […]

  207. Catherine says:

    Just heard of your plight from Ruby at “Mumma’s Place” blog. I have said a prayer for you and your family, but after reading your post here I will also remember your friends and community in my prayers. God bless, Catherine.

  208. Cindy O. says:

    I am praying for you and your family, town, and also the Lee Family. Our God is an awesome God and will help you through this. I learned of you and the Lee’s through the “His Heartbeat For Women” email newsletter. I will be watching both your site and theirs and continuing to pray for all of you. I am in Arizona and there’s not a lot of physical help I can offer from here but if someone wanted to send a care package where could they send it? If you posted a mailing address maybe some handmade things could be sent your way to comfort all of you. Please allow some of us to do that for you and your town. Please allow the “hands of Christ” so do something. Many thanks. God be with you. Cindy Owen, Taylor, AZ

  209. […] called me back and said the Crawfords home was gone. We then heard that people were dead.  Jeff and Josh ran to grab the chain saws and […]

  210. […] The last couple of weeks, my heart has been very saddened by circumstances which have occurred to other believers whom I only know of through their blogs.   This family had shocking news when they found out the husband lost his job.   Then I read about three of the large families who lost all their belongings in the tornadoes last we…. […]

  211. […] called me back and said the Crawfords home was gone. We then heard that people were dead.  Jeff and Josh ran to grab the chain saws and […]

  212. Kyrie McAlan says:

    My family found out about your family and neighborhood through another blogger friend. We are praying for you all! May the Lord be glorified (as we know He will!), and may He use your community to shine the bright and glorious light of His Grace and Mercy to unlimited reaches! May He comfort, guide, and strengthen you as only He is able. We love you all already, dear brothers and sisters!

    SOLI DEO GLORIA!

    -Kyrie

  213. […] been a strange revelation as this crazy thing has played out. Ironically, just weeks before the storm, I said to my brother (who was trying to […]

  214. Carolyn says:

    My heart is with you and your family as well as your loved ones. I echo your decree, “Our God is mighty to save!” In 2005 our family went through hurricaine Katrina. The following Sunday as I stood in church in St. Louis, MO with my family I was overcome with the words to the worship song. “Blessed be the name of the Lord…You give and take away, still my heart will choose to say, blessed be the name of the Lord.” Although I knew all that we had was lost I can honestly say that pure joy filled my heart at that moment. My God had not forgotten me. His promises are eternal. If He provided for the sparrows and the lillies of the field, He would also provide for me and my family. I will stand in agreement with you that God will provide as well as allow your light to shine even brighter in the community around you at this time! Hold fast to the words of Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, ” declares the lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

    Love in Christ,
    Carolyn

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