Alabama Church Fires

Tracy / February 13, 2006

I‘m trying to start my blog again this morning. Apparently, my previous posts were lost when our computer had to be reformatted.

One prayer request, we have some friends, The Greenlaw family, who have a daughter with some health problems. They are seeing a Dr. tomorrow about the possibility of her having surgery to remove a cyst from her brain. Please pray for her.

This week, we are trying to rearrange some things in our home to accommodate our ever growing family. My motto is “If in doubt, throw it out!”. Today we will be busy reorganizing our kitchen and laundry areas.

In the news this week, 10 fires have consumed churches in Alabama. We had been fortunate to visit one of these sweet little church groups, Ashby Baptist, a few years back and I’m saddened to see the fallen bricks and black ash that now stand in it’s place. One thing goes without saying, the person may be able to set flame to the building but they can never touch the heart of the church…and their unfailing dependence on our Lord.

Psalms 127:1-14
1The LORD is my light and my salvation– whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life– of whom shall I be afraid? 2When evil men advance against me to devour my flesh, when my enemies and my foes attack me, they will stumble and fall. 3Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then will I be confident. 4One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple. 5For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock. 6Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me; at his tabernacle will I sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the LORD. 7Hear my voice when I call, O LORD; be merciful to me and answer me. 8My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, LORD, I will seek. 9Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; you have been my helper. Do not reject me or forsake me, O God my Savior. 10Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me. 11Teach me your way, O LORD; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors. 12Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, breathing out violence. 13I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. 14Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.

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