and we’re back!

As of 4 p.m. Saturday, our street regained power. I felt a serious Halleluia rise up from my heart as Mike called me with the news. I was shopping in the cool a/c of CVS. Amazing what all that store has. Anyway, we are giving serious praise around this house as it hit the 90s again today, a more normal temperature for this time of year. I so hope I have learned the lessons of these last days. I don’t want to forget some of the basics. We have to live more in the moment. . .We need each other. . . It’s more fun with friends. . . Food tastes better shared. . . A quiet evening with a candle and a bottle of wine, crackers and cheese, with neighbors is more fun than going out. . . People talk more in the dark. . . Well, not maybe more, but deeper. . . Fear not. . . A full moon gives as much light as a street lamp. . . God’s mercy is greater than the deepest chasm, the widest expanse. . . Life is better without a lot of technology. . .I missed music the most. . . There is so much more I want to process. But for now, I’m giving thanks for all your prayers and well wishes, for His goodness through the storm and for the sweet lessons learned along the way. And please keep praying for those still waiting for the feel of normal again.

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8 thoughts on “and we’re back!

  1. Thanking God that your electrical power has been restored, and praising Him that during this time He was filling you with His power and love to get through…believe me – you will never forget what the past two weeks have been like…love, Kathy

  2. Whew! Went to the UT game last night with Houston people…life goes on even without power…great lessons. I lost my Ipod in my move and I have been music-less for two weeks now — first time in two years. And we don’t have internet…didn’t think I could do it. But the silence is seismic shifts if you stay still. Rejoicing with you.

  3. I am so glad that things are on there way to normal again. Except it sounds like you are like me and don’t want the old “normal” but want the new normal that includes the lessons we’ve learned the past week. (if that sentence made any sense at all!!)

    love to you, girlfriend!
    karen

  4. You certainly are a Phil:4 kind of gal…marvelous faith in Him…

    Php 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
    Php 4:9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

    Strength, and favor to you and your family

  5. I’m so glad to hear you are back in business! I loved hearing what God taught you this week. I cannot imagine not having music in my life. I love technology and I know I take it for granted too much. Thanks for the reminder. I love how you noticed the moon giving enough light in the darkness. I wish we were sharing that bottle of wine and cheese. I’m glad you live in a neighborhood with such great friends! You made the best out of a not so fun time! Let me just say, you have been missed! Still praying for the others!
    Love you,
    Angie xoxo
    p.s. Perfect song to go along with this post! 🙂

  6. Praise the Lord! Thankful with you for the power and the lights being back on. I’ve been checking the temps in the paper and I saw where it was supposed to be back up for you. Started praying harder for power for the a/c. It’s humid here too, so I know what it’s like when there is no a/c and the temps go up. What blessings you learned in the dark and thank you for giving Him the praise. I’m still praying for those parts of town that do not have power yet. Have a great Lord’s day tomorrow

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