Just a quick post, in case anyone cares, to say that following the storms in the St. Louis Metro area, I and from what I can tell everyone I know is fine. There is extensive damage throughout the area. The airport is closed. One of my dad’s girlfriend’s neighbors had their house absolutely destroyed. The church where I used to work was hit pretty much dead-on with a tornado and the roof was ripped off (the sanctuary is obviously in bad shape as a result). But I think everyone is okay.
Just a slight note about the church…it’s no secret that there was some unpleasantness revolving around my departure from there a few years ago. I’m not going to pretend that if I were to walk in there today I wouldn’t have the same personality issues with the same people I did all that time ago or anything like that. But seeing the sanctuary like that was pretty gutting, and my heart goes out to them. Hope they have a speedy recovery from that and can rebuild with no major hang-ups. I spent a lot of time there and poured as much of myself as I could into the job and the people while I was there, and—believe it or not—I always felt like I left a big piece of myself there when I left, even if it wasn’t under the best of circumstances. I thank God no one was hurt, and I pray that this somehow turns around to help them build a stronger church and a stronger faith. And also a stronger roof. (I can’t decide if that was in poor taste or not…so I’ll leave it, but I’ll also add, “Sorry, I meant well.”) 🙂
Anyway…we’re all okay, and I hope you all are too. Hoping the weather takes a turn for the better over the next couple of days instead of the “further storms possible” thing they’re saying now.
I’ll write a better post soon. Just wanted to throw all that out there while it’s still hot-topical. 🙂
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