With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: ready... i hope

Sunday, October 28, 2012

ready... i hope

food * water * batteries * candles * radio

 sub pump checked * Christmas decorations stored in the crawl brought up in case electricity is lost and crawl space floods * patio and porch furniture brought in * gutters cleared and pup concerned 
the weatherman said this about hurricane Sandy
the heaviest RAIN will fall in the entire state of Delaware, southern NJ and Chester, Delaware, and Lancaster county in PA. The strongest winds will blow along the AC Expressway and north, and between Philadelphia County to Trenton. The worst storm surge and coastal erosion will be between Atlantic City and NYC. Cape May county will have terrible coastal flooding (Adam Joseph ~ meteorologist )
And, since I didn't expect the Shasta Daisies blooming in my front garden would survive 65-80 mph winds for 18 hours, I cut them ALL.
I think they are bright enough to light the house even if the lights go out.
 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you
Psalm 56:3

In the dark of the midnight have I oft hid my face,
While the storm howls above me, and there's no hiding place.
'Mid the crash of the thunder, Precious Lord, hear my cry,
Keep me safe till the storm passes by.

Many times Satan whispered, "There is no need to try,
For there's no end of sorrow, there's no hope by and by"
But I know Thou art with me, and tomorrow I'll rise
Where the storms never darken the skies.
When the long night has ended and the storms come no more,
Let me stand in Thy presence on the bright peaceful shore;
In that land where the tempest, never comes, Lord, may I
Dwell with Thee when the storm passes by.

Till the storm passes over, till the thunder sounds no more,
Till the clouds roll forever from the sky;
Hold me fast, let me stand in the hollow of Thy hand,
Keep me safe till the storm passes by. Till the Storm Passes
By, Mosie Lister ©1958

from my friend, Cheryl:
The Age-Long Minute
Amy Carmichael

Thou art the Lord who slept upon the pillow,
Thou art the Lord who soothed the furious sea,
What matter beating wind and tossing billow
If only we are in the boat with Thee?

Hold us quiet through the age-long minute
While Thou art silent, and the wind is shrill:
Can the boat sink while Thou, dear Lord, art in it;
Can the heart faint that waiteth on Thy will? 

Sadly, Hurricane Sandy caused us to cancel a planned trip to up-state NY for a special occasion.
Our grandson, Ryan, asked his parents a few weeks ago if he could be baptized.  After sharing his reasons and understanding of a believer baptism, his parents gave their consent.

The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.”’
– Numbers 6:24-26


Simply quilts by Carol said...

May I congratulate your grandson on a major milestone. My baptism was one of the most memorable times in the last several years and one that I will never forget.
I want to let you know also that I will be praying for you and your family with the upcoming situation with Sandy. May the Lord keep you and bless you. May he keep His hand over you. God bless you and yours.

Cyn said...

praying for your safety during this big storm. That is awesome about your grandson, how wonderful. Keep us posted as much as you can to let us know you are ok.

Barbara F. said...

I pray for all in the path of Sandy. I am nervous too, did all I could think to do, nothing left but to ride it out. And pray. Be safe and dry. I love your daisies, such bright spots around your house. And blessings for your grandson. xo

Thistle Cove Farm said...

well, the animals all have food, water and shelter...now it's time for me to prepare the house. thanks for the reminder...truly!

podso said...

So sorry you missed your grandson's baptism. It sounds like you are ready for the storm ... I hope and pray you are safe and sound through it.

Leann said...

That's wonderful about your grandson!

I love that you cut all the flowers and brought them inside!!!!

Stay safe Lorraine!

Maple Lane said...

I'm sorry your trip to see your grandson baptized had to be cancelled; I know the photos meant a lot.
I am praying for you. I smiled to see all those pretty daisies lighting up your table. May God bless you all.

Susan said...

Ohhhhh, LDH, so sorry you couldn't go to the baptism. We are bracing for the big bomber storm.LOVED your daisies. Gorgeous. Stay safe. Susan

Joy said...

Praise God for your grandson's faith. Hope you fare well with "Sandy". Those daisies are beautiful!!! I used to have some but they throw seeds all over the yard! (I would try to avoid that by trimming off ones before they went to seed.)

Sharing Shadymont said...

You're all in my thoughts and prayers. Love those daisies!!

Maryann said...

I think that is awesome about your grandson, sorry you had to miss it. Your daisies are gorgeous and such a bright addition. Will keep you in our prayers

Laurie said...

You have carefully prepared for hurricane Sandy, and I know that your faith in God is your strength. I am praying for you. I look forward to an updated post on how you "weathered the storm." It is so wonderful to read of Ryan's baptism; no doubt your hearts were with him. What a blessing to know he loves the Lord.

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

Keeping you all in my prayers. And thanks for adding the encouraging news at the end, of Ryan's baptism. How wonderful.

Adrienne said...

There is nothing like the decision to be baptised - especially when it's one of our grandchildren. So special for him. Sorry you had to miss it. Looks like you're ready for the storm. Praying you will all be safe and warm. The daisies add a special something to your preparations!

Cheryl said...

Lorraine, I will be praying for you and your family during this storm!

This poem by Amy Carmichael has been going through my mind all day. May it be a blessing to you...

The Age-Long Minute
Amy Carmichael

Thou art the Lord who slept upon the pillow,
Thou art the Lord who soothed the furious sea,
What matter beating wind and tossing billow
If only we are in the boat with Thee?

Hold us quiet through the age-long minute
While Thou art silent, and the wind is shrill:
Can the boat sink while Thou, dear Lord, art in it;
Can the heart faint that waiteth on Thy will?

~ Lisa ~ said...

Praying for safety for all. Bless your young grandson on his baptism. My 10 year old grandson was baptised last year, it was a sweet celebration for our family, you will be able to celebrate with him soon and then again when you both meet up in Heaven.

~ Lisa from Indiana ~

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Bless Dave's memory! He had a house generator put in some years back and it's been a, very real, life saver.
Bless your grandson for the most important decision of his life. May God hold him in His right hand of mercy and righteousness and may grandson always be a man after God's own heart.

Snap said...

What a wonderful milestone for your grandson! Sorry you missed it. Stay safe and warm. Daisies are such a happy flower -- these will bring a smile to your face!

Walking on Sunshine said...

Was thinking about you earlier and hoping you are doing well getting ready for the storm! Stay safe!

lindsey said...

I hope you are all keeping safe. What a wonderful celebration for you family with the baptism of your grandson. I am amazed by God's faithfulness when our children come into a personal relationship with Him and decide to make that step to being baptised. I pray blessings upon your grandson.

SarahGeorge said...

Dear Ms Lorraine,

Many congratulations to dear Ryan. May God bless this young believer. We are praying for your safety during this storm. Loved the prayer and the daisies too:-)

Sangeetha said...

Dear Lorraine,
You have taken excellent measures to weather the hurricane. I will pray for you and your family. Take care.

NanaDiana said...

Oh, Lorraine- I am praying for you and your family. I am glad you brought your daisies in to enjoy them. Blessings to you- xo Diana

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I'm sorry you had to cancel your trip. It was a good decision! Hope you and all of your family stay safe from Sandy. Gorgeous daisies!!

glaucia said...

It was a great idea to bring the daisies inside. I'm here in the south hemisphere hoping and praying for all of you to be safe. Warm hugs from Brasil

Winnie said...

The daises are beautiful!
I pray for your safety now - be well!

Ann said...

Congratulations to your grandson. Too bad Sandy had to ruin your plans. We are keeping a watch out here as well as we've been experiencing some effects. Stay safe

Danice said...

Congrats to your grandson. I will pray for you during Sandy. Please stay safe and warm. I hear this storm is really a monster.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I hope you are safe and dry as Hurricane Sandy blows over you on it's way toward me in Pa.
So far so good here...


kitty said...

I'm sorry about your trip cancellation, Lorraine. Hope all is well with you and yours. Hugs sent your way.

renee @ Singing With Birds said...

Hi Lorraine,

I'm praying that the daisies are lighting your warm and lovely home. Seeing the devastation in New Jersey, please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


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