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We live at the bottom of what many call Tornado Alley.  As is typical for this time of year, we had a tornado touch down in the Metroplex.  Well not just one tornado but 12.  Our home was on the edge of the storm and we received the benefits of the rain with no damage.

Here is a link to a video that was shot as the storm moved across Highway 287 before hitting our church.  Our church received quite a bit of damage but everyone was safe.  The Mother’s Day Out Program was in session and the children did excellent in their duck and cover drill.  Needless to say there were a lot of anxious parents.

Here is a link to some Facebook pictures of the damage.  We have been members at St. Barnabas UMC since 1978.  It is so sad and heartbreaking to see our place of worship destroyed.  Mr. NC teaches one of the adult Sunday School classes.  The class where we meet is on the second floor and is totally destroyed.  The roof is gone and the walls are split and leaning.  It is so sad to see the damage.  The storm took our church but it hasn’t taken our spirit.

On a brighter note, here are a few more pictures of the appliqué project I am working on:

The block below is very appropriate for this post ~ being it is Holy Week and what we have experienced.

Cars, homes, churches, trees, buildings can be replaced but people can’t.  We are very thankful that there were so few injuries.

I hope wherever you are, you have sunshine today.

Simply stitching,