The calls and texts offering prayers, available bedrooms and concerns keep coming from friends whose hearts are burdened by what is occurring in Texas.  Hurricane Harvey continues to devastate the Texas coast where my oldest son and his wife live, as well as other family and friends close to my heart.  Our son and his wife evacuated early and are safe, however, they are heavy hearted with care and concern for others.  I believe their are many of us who share their burden!

Hurricane Harvey is still swirling.  Thousands are in need of help on the Texas Gulf Coast.

Will you please join me in prayer?

Lord, thank you for your presence with us.  Together, we pray for the many people, friends and family being affected by this storm.  We humbly ask your mercy, grace, gentleness, comfort and strength for all those who are suffering loss.  We thank you for your faithfulness and love, Father.  Together, we ask the Holy Spirit to pray in accordance with your will for all concerned.  Please calm the storm and by the power of your spirit, bring your hope, restoration and healing.  Thank you, Father.  In Jesus name we pray. Amen.


Happy 4th – One Day Late

I wrote this post yesterday morning and yet I did not publish it because the festivities of the day happily grabbed my attention…so…happy 4th – one day late!

July 4th.  My husband rose at 4:45 a.m. this morning to reserve a picnic table at our favorite river park, the Island.  Victor has done this for our family and friends since we moved to our home nearly 16 years ago…a blessing.  The 4th is a day of celebration we both feel is worth the effort and preparation it takes to create a space to enjoy fellowship and fun.

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