I’d like to take a moment to pray for those affected by the horrible storms this past week. I watched the Weather Channel with tears in my eyes as tornados swept through Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, the Carolinas, and other places in the South. My heart goes out to those who lost their homes, their livelihoods, and most of all, members of their families in this latest wave of storms. What is going on in our country and the world?? Tornados through the central and southern regions, wildfires raging out of control in Texas, flash-flooding up and down the Mississippi River, not to mention the continued nuclear horrors happening in Japan. We need to all prayer–often and unceasingly as we were instructed. God, please have mercy on our land. Amen.