With the coming of spring comes the threat of severe weather. Over the weekend, dozens of tornadoes were sited in Oklahoma, Kansas and Iowa. There was substantial damage in a number of towns in that region, including Wichita, Kansas. Storms moved through this area Sunday, and tornado watches were posted, but we've heard of no funnel cloud sitings in the area.

This reminds me of how people pull together in the face of disaster. Remember the vast effort to help the folks in Joplin last year? While government agencies have their role, the heavy lifting gets done when neighbors help neighbors. And, many times, those neighbors are hundreds of miles away.

As damage reports continue to come in from the weekend, and you feel moved to help in some way, check into how you can help. The Red Cross would be a good place to start. Your church could probably point you in the right direction, too.