Wednesday

Life Lessons in the Storms


A beautiful foggy morning revealed spider webs all over the place.


Webs that have been there all along yet undetected by our human eyes.


It seems life has webs all over the place as well.  Just as intricate, just as invisible. These traps are hard to see until you are caught right in the middle of one.


Recent storms in our area remind me of how little we control in life. One thing we can control is our choices and our attitude. Do I praise during a storm or do I whine, cry and get angry?  I find my heart very heavy in light of all the storms around our area.


I'm so easily snared in little webs. Fog and storms make it harder to see what's far away, yet with one lighting strike or foggy morning they reveal what is right in front of you.  Things that have been there all along.  Fog makes you slow down, think. Storms force you to seek shelter and trust in something you can't see.

How do you react when life throws you a storm or fog?




"Open your eyes! I am doing a new thing. Will you even be aware of it?" Isa 43:19

I am trying to make these storms a teachable moment for my kiddos.  Beyond the, "wear your batting helmet when you hear the tornado sirens" moment, I want my kids to learn to give and serve. Their school is collecting donations to be delivered to Joplin on Friday. Each child is purchasing things that are needed and taking them to school.  There are ways we can help the tornado victims as well...


American Red Cross 
The Red Cross has opened a shelter at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin and is providing residents with relief supplies, including soap, toothbrushes, tarps and rakes. Mail donations of money to the American Red Cross, St. Louis Chapter, 10195 Corporate Square, St. Louis, Mo. 63132. Write "Joplin" in the memo field of personal checks. Donations can made online at redcross.org or sent via phone: Text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.


Convoy of Hope 
Convoy of Hope is a faith-based organization with a distribution center in Springfield.
The group sent its first truck full of food and water to Joplin early Monday morning.
To donate, visitconvoyofhope.org, or text CONVOY to 50555 to donate $10.



Praying your life is storm free,
Mrs. Montgomery
Trying to learn thru the storms like...

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