Saturday, June 14, 2008

It's a Trend...

First things first: Black rubber boots are now the staple fashion accessory in

tiny-town...and most of the rest of my state, for that matter. This is me and my little bro totally making the boots work for us before heading out to clean up sludgy stuff. Be glad that my vocabulary is so small, because I can't come up with words to describe to you the smell...give me time, it will come :)

The last time I drove into tiny-town I had a slight melt-down in my van. You know the involves hiccup-like stuff and lots of snot. (no need to thank me for the visual) BUT, tonight as I drove back in, I heard God speak to my heart.

It was clear.

He whispered, "I know it will never be how it me make it even better! I am the creator of everything, do you think restoring tiny-town to 1000 times greater is not within my power?!?"

And then I sobbed for a new reason...I heard Him. And I believe Him. He reminded me where my help comes from...and it's not's the Maker of Heaven and Earth. Period.

I knew, three years ago, when we began to hear His whisper directing us to tiny-town, that He had big stuff in store. Today, I can see some of it, and I am still looking with eager anticipation for what He has next.

I wanna Praise Him in this storm because He is with us. Someone left me the words to this song in my comments, and my friend Beth reminded me of it here. Go listen... and whatever your storm happens to be, run to Him.


  1. Praying for you Sarah!!! And for all the people in tiny town!!!

    As for no stove and no hot water -- a coffee pot makes good hot water. An old-fashioned perculator makes even better -- you can probably find one at a Salvation Army or Goodwill Store for a couple of bucks. And cooking??? An electric skillet makes amazing food. (Probably also available at your local resale store!) (I survived thusly for three months one time!!! In South America)

    Praying for you!!!

  2. the Refiner's fire is pretty hot right now, huh?!?!
    you are stronger than you know, tears and all.
    love you.

  3. This verse just seems appropriate for you flood victims/survivors!

    Romans 15:13

    Oh! May the God of green hope fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so that your believing lives, filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over with hope.

  4. Sarah:

    What a perfect song for the storms of life! Wow...there's nothing that compares to hearing God's voice! He has something wonderful up ahead for you so hang in there and keep the faith. You have many people praying for you, your family and your tiny town.

    Love to you,

  5. I love your attitude. God is going to do some awesome things there in your Tiny Town, and you're going to be a part of it. How awesome is that!

  6. Sarah - that song is beautiful and fits so appropriately!

    Is there anything we can do? Please let us know!

  7. Wow. I just found your blog.

    I have been seeing all the news reports but your story is the first time there has been a 'real' face behind all the reports. God bless you and your family and your town.

  8. I'm excited to see what He is up to. It's gonna be great! Happy sludging.

  9. Work it girl! I actually bought some a few months ago to use out at our property. Yeah! I am cool!

  10. I am crying with you. The loss around you I am only seeing in news reports. I can't imagine driving past the devastation. There are many around you that are going to need your strength in the coming months. Take care of yourself so you can be strong for the long haul.

  11. Meltdowns -- I understand! Mine came when I found out that Leon's golf clubs were saved and mine were left in the garage in muck, slime, and other descriptive words that I'll not use! I certainly needed the reminder this morning that our help does NOT come from FEMA or the insurance company!!


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