If you didn't know last night there was an explosion in West, Texas. A town of about 2,600. It is just North of Waco (Think Baylor) and a little over an hour from where I live. They say that people could feel the blast all the way in Arlington. It registered as a 2.1 earthquake. Basically there was a fire at a fertilizer plant. A crazy out of control fire. There is tons of video of the fire. When the crews went to put it out the building exploded. Almost 200 people were taken to nearby hospitals. About 15 (many rescue personnel. There are still so many unaccounted for and they are searching the rubble) are dead and hundreds of homes and buildings are damaged. Carter Blood Care really needs A- blood and there asking for our Prayers. I haven't been able to watch the news because it's all they have been showing. I was in tears on the way to work when they were playing the interviews on the radio. A dad and his daughter where driving by the fire and decided to film. All of the sudden the explosion happened and they got it on camera. You just hear the girl screaming and crying for her dad to drive and that she can't hear anything.
Psalm 46:1 "God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble"
Psalm 40:28-29 “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.”
Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”
Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Prayers to all in Boston. I refused to watch any of the news coverage because it just broke my heart.
And it's stormin' something fierce here today. (Wait, that totes made me sound like an East Texas Nac Rat. Welp, thanks goodness I ruined it with the previously,poorly written sentence!) The Angels are cryin' for our lost generation. That or the devil is just beatin' his wife again.
On a happier note: Y'all know I am a huge sports fan. Especially Dallas teams. Well, I'm headed to the Starz game tonight and I am too thrilled. Y'all have a great rest of your week if I don't catch ya by then.