"One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering."

Ida Scott Taylor

Sunday, January 23, 2011

When Things Go Wrong

Well, I was hoping 
to have another post put up by Saturday,
but we woke up with
 frozen water pipes
 in our
over 100 year old house yesterday,
and are still waiting to have them
 repaired today!
We may even be waiting until tomorrow!

It seems here in the Midwest with these
 below freezing temperatures, that many are having
the same problem and therefore
we may be waiting longer than hoped.

I'm very thankful for my
sister (and brother-in-law)
who live near by
 and opened their home
to us while we've been waiting!
So this post will be short, 
(I knew I couldn't make it short)
 as I am writing it from their home.

At times like this,
I could
get very frustrated and insecure! 

Things could be so much worse, I know,
and I'm so thankful for all I've been given. 
It's just that at times like this,
 it makes me stop and think more about those
 without a home or shelter over their heads to go to each day.
My heart hurts more when my thoughts go there.
But then, that is a good thing when
we are put in a position
that makes us think, hurt and feel more
for those who need a helping hand.

"Suppose one of you
says to them
"Go. I hope everything turns out fine
for you.
 Keep warm. Eat well."
And you do nothing about what they really need.
Then what good have you done? "

James 2:16
 (New International Reader's Version)

 When things like
 "needing a plumber"
happen to us,
just maybe it's really God
preparing our hearts to be ready 
 for that person in need
that is going to be placed right in our path soon!

I pray my eyes and heart
will be open and ready to DO something
about their needs and not just
wish them well. (like I've done many times before)

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait
a single moment, before starting to improve the world."
Anne Frank

Thank you my friends,
for making my life so much
I want to do the same for YOU.


Farmgirl Paints said...

I know where you are as you write this. I was there this week without heat. It's such a blessing that we just simply take for granted. Here's to having water very soon!

Jennifer Richardson said...

I SO understand what you mean!
I've been slogging through computer
breakdowns and irritable software
and feeling traumatized by things
I can't seem to fix.
Perspective, perspective, perspective
Oh I pray your pipes are fixed soon
and grateful that you have shelter and warmth
and food aplenty.
Won't we all dance when the daffodils
Love and warm hugs,

Nana's Nuggets said...

Hi! LeeAnn, sorry about that water problem, Oh! Yes~ we've all been there! And it just makes us so appreciate our water when back on! So we will just pray for water Soon! Warm Blessings when HoT Water is on! Yes~Lord~ Yes!

Mary said...

oh do I know about old homes and frozen pipes. was it on an outside wall??

Praying they are repaired quickly.

Cafe said...

I agree with you. Whenever I step out and it's unbareably cold, I immediately think of the homeless people out there.

Makes me greatful for the things I have.

jgr said...

Hi LeeAnn,
I'm sending you prayers for water soon, very soon!

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

I know what you mean, sometimes we need to take a step back and see things from a different point of view and see how lucky we are...why is this so hard? I hope your pipes get fixed soon Lee Ann :) Best wishes ♥