Friday, April 29, 2011

A Work in Progress


This pic, which I snapped from my front porch, says so much about the activity here (in Louisiana, Ginny). Workers from several states are in our area trying to get power on for so many of us. We still don't have power, but we are OK. Slowly, progress is being made, and many homes do now have electricity.

We are continuing to work in our yard, and John David was able to replace the shingles that were blown off. It will take quite a while to clean up everything, but that's OK! We're alive and our house is standing. No lives were lost; we've not heard of any injuries! AMAZING . . . when you see mangled trees strewn across yards, the woods, and across many roads.

I want to thank all of my blogger friends for your kind and caring words - and for your prayers. I won't be able to thank each of you personally, but I really appreciate every comment. Please continue to pray for those in Alabama who've lost so much.

God is good . . . in the good times and in the bad times . . . when things are calm and everything is in its place . . . and when "normal" is suddenly swept away. It's comforting to know that His eyes never leave us . . . and our Rock never moves!

The Lord's our Rock; in Him we hide -
A shelter in the time of storm.
Secure whatever ill betide,
A shelter in the time of storm.

The raging storms may round us beat -
A shelter in the time of storm.
We'll never leave our safe retreat,
A shelter in the time of storm.
~
Lyrics by Ira Sankey~

18 comments:

Mildred said...

WHAT REASSURING LYRICS. GOD BLESS YOU GLENDA.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Yes---God be with ALL of you, Glenda. You all are lucky that there wasn't much more damage like some other places. SO SCARY....

Hope they get your electricity restored soon....

Hugs and Prayers,
Betsy

Kathy said...

Here's hoping your powerless days will soon be over, the cleanup complete, and back to normalcy.

Connie said...

Just checked your blog and I am so glad you are safe. The weather has been so severe lately. We have had lots of rain, flooding etc. but no wind. Glad you are safe. You are right then you say the stuff isn't important when we think of lives taken.

Connie said...

Just checked your blog and I am so glad you are safe. The weather has been so severe lately. We have had lots of rain, flooding etc. but no wind. Glad you are safe. You are right then you say the stuff isn't important when we think of lives taken.

Connie said...

Just checked your blog and I am so glad you are safe. The weather has been so severe lately. We have had lots of rain, flooding etc. but no wind. Glad you are safe. You are right then you say the stuff isn't important when we think of lives taken.

Connie said...

Just checked your blog and I am so glad you are safe. The weather has been so severe lately. We have had lots of rain, flooding etc. but no wind. Glad you are safe. You are right then you say the stuff isn't important when we think of lives taken.

Connie said...

Just checked your blog and I am so glad you are safe. The weather has been so severe lately. We have had lots of rain, flooding etc. but no wind. Glad you are safe. You are right then you say the stuff isn't important when we think of lives taken.

connie said...

Just checked your blog and I am so glad you are safe. The weather has been so severe lately. We have had lots of rain, flooding etc. but no wind. Glad you are safe. You are right then you say the stuff isn't important when we think of lives taken.

Connie said...

I'm so sorry for all the comments. It kept telling me it didn't go thru.

Ginny said...

I'm glad to see that people are in your area working on it! Each and every minute of life is so precious and I know it's so important to live in the present. wonderful lyrics for this post. Oh poor Connie, I had problems commenting this morning too.

Karin said...

Just now catching up on many blogs and seeing the destruction that hit your place. So thankful that you are ok. Hope you've got electricity back - if not, then soon. God is good! All the time! Love your reassuring thoughts in all your posts! God bless!

Dorothy said...

Glad it didn't blow you away. Damage can be repaired but lives can't. Our area (central MS) was hit hard and lives were lost. Large trees fell on the homes of my nephew, my DIL's parents, her brother and her sister, plus her brother's car. Many trees are down and roofs blow off.
Praying that all of your damage will be repaired soon. Being without power is a real challenge.

Southern Lady said...

Oh, Glenda. I've not been online in a couple of days and just saw the damage to your yard. I am so thankful that you are safe and sound. I continue to pray for those who lost so much. May God continue to protect you and your family. Carla

B. Meandering said...

It's good to know you're being able to get things cleaned up, even it's a little at a time.
Beautiful and absolutely true lyrics.
Continueing to pray for you and all those affected by those storms.

S. Etole said...

I hope things are going well for you in this process. I thought I had left a comment earlier ... I'm sorry for all the loss so many have experienced.

Karen said...

Thankful that there were no deaths there in your area. I love those lyrics. Bless you

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Glenda,
I sure hope and pray by now you all are getting over the horrible storm. I'm so sorry for everyone the storms struck.
This is a resurring lyric. God bless you.