Flannel Jammies Farm

...praising God on our 1/5 acre of suburbia

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Irene's Comin'...

Pray for us, will you?  Irene's comin'... uninvited.  She's arriving in the wee hours of Sunday, we think.  The weather folk are telling us that this is a 'hundred year storm' and that the name 'Irene' will most likely be retired when this is over.  During the last big storm, Hurricane Isabel in 2003, our home was powerless for 9 days.  While some areas south of us are evacuating, and the ships are headed to sea to ride out the storm, we have decided to stay put for the time being.  But we must be attentive to the needs of my mother so our plans may change. 

Pray for us, will you?  For peace and safety and full trust in our Lord.  For short power outages and no damages or injuries.  For protection on every side.  And not only for us, but for all those in the path of this powerful storm.

Pray for us, will you?  We will be able to feel your prayers and be comforted, I know. 

PS - Did I mention that we had an earthquake here in Virginia this week? 

Some went off to sea in ships,
      plying the trade routes of the world.
 They, too, observed the Lord’s power in action,
      his impressive works on the deepest seas.
 He spoke, and the winds rose,
      stirring up the waves.
 Their ships were tossed to the heavens
      and plunged again to the depths;
      the sailors cringed in terror.
 They reeled and staggered like drunkards
      and were at their wits’ end.
 “Lord, help!” they cried in their trouble,
      and he saved them from their distress.
 He calmed the storm to a whisper
      and stilled the waves.
 What a blessing was that stillness
      as he brought them safely into harbor!

 Let them praise the Lord for his great love
      and for the wonderful things he has done for them.
 Let them exalt him publicly before the congregation
      and before the leaders of the nation.

Psalm 107:23 - 32

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