"....Your children shall be like olive plants all around your table." Psalm 128:3

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Thankful Thursday


It's been a rough 6 days for many people in our area.

First of all, last Friday, the heat soared to 106 degrees. Then, that night, severe (as in 80 mph winds) storms came through, causing major power outages.

Many people lost all their food in their refrigerators and freezers. Many people had to go to cooling shelters to get relief from the oppressive heat. Many people had trees fall on their houses because of the strong winds. Some people lost their loved ones, who were outside when the storms hit. (Most people got no warning that these storms were on the way.)

However, in all of this, there is much to be thankful for...

...for the many people who gave so much to those  lost so much.

...for the slight reprieve from the hot weather at the beginning of the week.

...for the reminder that God is still God, and that no matter how surprised we were by the storms, He was not. I've heard many stories of God's protective Hand during the storms.


We didn't lose power at our house, although during the worst of the storms, the lights flickered a couple of times.

We still have all our food in the fridge and deep freeze.

We have plenty of cool, clean water to drink.

Our A/C is working hard to give us relief from the once-again oppressive heat.

But we continue to pray for those who are still without power and for those who lost more than just food.

Hope you're having a thankful Thursday, friends.  :)









"giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." Ephesians 5:20

15 comments:

  1. Yes, there is so much to be thankful for...Everything!

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    1. Amen! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  2. Be careful. It seems to me very exciting and uncertain. Here in the Netherlands we do not have such storms. Sometimes maybe. I hope for you that power is not damaged and your food is kept in the freezer.

    Here it is rainy and cool, after a very hot day with high humidity. I notice that the kids have more fun now.

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    1. Hi Jedidja,
      Your rainy and cool weather sounds wonderful! :)
      Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a lovely week-end!

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  3. Wow, that sounds rough. I'm glad you are doing good. Where is it that you live? I know it is very hot here in Texas. I have to make sure the kids don't go out for very long periods in the heat of the day. come see me again on the blog.

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    1. Thanks for stopping in, Jenifer. We live in the southeast. Tomorrow we're expecting 110 degrees. But relief is on the way: next we're supposed to get 4 days of rain and cooler temps. Praise the Lord! :)

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  4. Oh goodness I am glad all is well with you guys and you did not lose power. how easy it is to take those things for granted until we are without them. Praying the extreme weather would relent for your area!

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    1. It usually takes something like this to make us realize how much we take things for granted. So glad you stopped by, Tesha. :)

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  5. Thankful that you all are fine. I've been reminded several times over the last couple months with the floods and now the heat how we can do everything "in our power" to grow good healthy food, care for our place, and stock our freezer, but ultimately God is in control and dispite our efforts, He controls the weather and can wipe out everything in a blink of an eye. We need to rely on Him every moment. :)

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    1. Well said, Jane. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. :)

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  6. Lisa,

    Praising the Lord along with you for His provision for your family. Here in the Pacific NW, we've had such a mild spring and early summer, that it can be difficult to imagine what the rest of the country is dealing with unless one pays attention to the news (which we haven't been as we've been on vacation for the past week). Summer finally arrived here on the 4th -- we've been in the high 80s and low 90s for the past few days and will be in the mid-80s through the coming week which will be oh-so-good for our garden. The abundant spring rains here have kept everything green and prevented any thought of local drought; so unlike much of the rest of the nation. Our prayers go up for all who've suffered the oppressive heat and storms and the aftermath of each.

    Counting my blessings to be sure,

    ~Lisa

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  7. Thanks for stopping by and sharing, Lisa. We got a 1/2-inch of rain last night. Praise the Lord!

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  8. Wow!! Those storms were bad!! I'm so glad that you weren't touched by them. You do have a lot to be thankful for!!

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    1. We do, indeed! Thanks for stopping by, Judith. :)

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