oh man…..I haven’t been here in a long time! Here is my update.

Me in Sept 2021

I know, I haven’t been here in a long while. As I previously told you, we had a fire in our area on Dec 1, 2021.

Our whole town was evacuated. No lives were lost.

It was so eerie, driving out of town that day. The smoke was very thick, the wind was howling with gusts up to 70 mph. We didn’t know if we’d be able to get a motel. Our dog was in the car with us (Sadie) And she was wondering what was going on too. I remember being super calm for some reason, even though we knew our house could be lost.

This picture is a bush right against our deck, with my grandkids playing in it, in 2020.That bush caught fire, and if someone very brave had not put it out, our house would have been lost. Which is exaclty what I felt led to pray as we left town, “If something by our house catches Fire Father, Please help someone notice it.”

Very specific. I can’t say why I prayed that, other than the Holy Spirit must have prompted me. I ask Him all the time to guide my prayers. This was inspired by the passage “IF we ask according to his will he hears us…..and grants what we ask.” Anyway, we had Christmas and I’ve been working part time since my books have not been selling a whole lot. As our town Hall filled up with donations after the fire, I thought about the services I held there in 2020 when the churches were shut down. “We need a move…..” We sang, over and over again……

God surely has moved on our behalf. Our town is damaged but not lost. We are all so very thankful to be alive. Maybe we all need that reminder now and then. To Just be Thankful, “To be alive.” Thank you Father for restoring our grateful hearts, and showing us what really matters. With your help, we can go from there.” Amen