I just received my copy of Southern Living in the mail yesterday. Nine pages of the August edition of the magazine are dedicated to a small community in Alabama that was hit by the horrid tornadoes that ripped through the south last spring. I hardly ever read every word of any magazine article but this one is filled with pages of beauty in devastation. This real story of a community reaching out and loving their neighbor is such a refreshing change from the world of politics, crime, bad economy and sin. Sometimes you need a pick me up story, sometimes you need to be reminded that someone has your back, sometimes you need to believe that God has a greater purpose...a better purpose....even when you lose it all (and really, if we have Christ we never lose it all). Thanks Southern Living for embracing a community and for not being scared to talk about faith, fellowship...and of course some good southern food!
Go HERE to read the article.