Sunday, April 19, 2009

Give Thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever

This is a picture of what residents of my town now have to use. Our sewer system has failed so there is no water usage of any kind. Porta Potties like this one have been placed all over town. School is cancelled for another week and alternatives are being checked out for the remainder of the year as our sewer could take a month or more to fix. The mayor is begging people to leave town but that's not an option for everyone.

Through it all, I have to remember to praise the Lord. Praise that very few houses have been lost and no lives as far as I know. Praise that the river seems to have stopped rising although it will remain high for at least another week. Praise that the Lord brought just the right people to help out. Praise that my family lives out of town so we still have running water and a working septic tank so we can offer our home to those who need a shower or to do some laundry. Most of all, praise that despite how it looks, God is still in control and is giving us His strength to deal with all these issues. We are not walking through this alone.


  1. I put you on as my favorite blog for the week in my post tomorrow. I am so inspired by how you have seen God in all of this, not a God who is punishing but a God who is protecting your town from a natural thing that happens in a world that has fallen.

    Have a Happy Sunday Full of Smiles
    from Roberta Anne = The Raggedy Girl

  2. The Psalmist tells us God inhabits the praise of His people. He is surely in your house today! I am praying Cyn. You are such an incredible inspiration to us all!

    Many hugs.........


  3. You are such an inspiration, keeping your wonderful spirits and praising God during such a difficult time. Have a truly blessed Monday !

  4. I'm adding you to my Google Reader.

    I second what Samantha said, you are truly an It must be so hard to go through something like this and your good spirits are so refreshing to see.

    Praying for everyone.

  5. Cyn I am so sorry to read this. It must be very hard to accept this as a blessing of trial.
    I do hope you can leave until they get it put back together. As this sacrifice may also be part of your blessings. I hope these words are taken as a comforting effort as, I have such a hard time expressing my thoughts...again I am so sorry. God Bless ~Athella