Monthly Archives: May 2011


We had a thunderstorm with hail early this morning which disrupted our routine. We adapted by taking the whole family for bagels before heading to school. Zach walked with Zoe into her classroom, a taste of what’s to come for him in a few months.

A small group survived a direct hit from the Joplin tornado in a convenience store by taking shelter in the walk-in fridge. Mostly audio only, since the power was out, but what you hear is dramatic enough. When the tornado hits one woman keeps calling out to Jesus for protection, as it gets increasingly worse some men start doiong the same. At the height of the event a young man calmly announces, “I love everybody.” 

Update: The person who shot the video came back to show what the scene looked like in the daylight. That gas station took a direct hit and the destruction all around them is horrifying.