Where Does My Faith Lie


Today, is a test of sorts, a test to see where my faith lies.  I have been taught that God has nothing to do with our weather and yet I remember about Noah’s ark and the promise of no more rain for more than forty days in a row.

When you care for an ill soul, you don’t even question who is more important, you or them. You automatically bend towards the patient. So for today, tomorrow and Tuesday I pray that God shows mercy on all of us during this winter storm.

We are going to get wind chills of 45 degrees below zero. A foot of snow is seen already. The winds are beginning to pick up, swirling and twirling the new loose snow. There will be considerable drifting and dangerous temperatures.  With the cold possibly setting new records in 125 years here, and the threat of water pipes freezing and electricity maybe going out; I can’t help but pray that God shows extra mercy on my brother Al.

I could do nothing if I lose the ability to keep him warm and safe. I can not get him into a car. He would not be considered a medical emergency. It would be just like the tornado that flew by here in November of last year.

I laugh now when I think back to that day. I could not get Al in the car to leave for safer grounds. I managed to get him in his wheelchair and take him to his bathroom. He could still stand a few seconds and I was able to sit him on his shower chair and cover him up with a blanket. The entire time he doesn’t really understand why I am burying him in a blanket in a bathtub. He is yelling out, She is kidnapping me! She is kidnapping me!  I had his medications, flashlights and anything I could think of to keep us as safe as possible. Then I concentrated on prayer. Please keep my brother and I safe dear Lord.

And he did. Now I come to him repeating the same words against the wicked storm but I am asking for you to keep the water pipes from bursting so I can clean Al. I am asking for our heat to remain on so I can keep him warm. I am asking for our electricity to remain on because all Al has left is the sound of his TV.

While at this moment Al is safe in his bed listening to a football game, the weather outside is most definitely frightful. Here are some new photos of today.

Al on snow daysnow on windowsnow swingsnow treessnow truck

48 thoughts on “Where Does My Faith Lie

  1. My prayers are with you both. May the Lord keep you safe and secure over the next few days. “I will never leave thee nor forsake thee”…. what a wonderful promise He gives to us! Lord bless you my friend.

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  2. When I lived in places where very cold temperatures were unusual, we were told to keep w faucet dripping a very little bit — one drop every few seconds — all night long and as long as the very cold temperatures remained. This is to keep the water in the pipes moving so it will be less likely to freeze as it would if it just sat still. You might try tat as one more way to protect the water frozen.

    I will continue to pray for you both.

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  3. These are wicked temps and snowfall across the nation coming down from Canada they say. I pray the two of you will stay safe and warm. As another blogger suggested keep water at a trickle to keep pipes from freezing. If you can make up a big batch of soup so you don’t have to worry about cooking and keeping warm. We have closed off all the rooms we could and I even hung a blanket over one window that has a small leak to keep out the cold. I sure miss my fireplace LOL. The photo of Al shows how much weight he has lost in his face. Take care dear one.

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  4. Terry,

    I, too, hope for the sake of Al, and you of course, that those weather conditions don’t cause interruption in the warmth of your home and running water you depend on. This weather is severe all over the place it seems. For the sake of many who are homeless, and the young, the old, the sick and the healthy… I think we all could use some prayer time!

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  5. Praying for you, as always. Warmth, light, sound. Seems so simple most of the time, doesn’t it? The weather is icky here today. Hoping my family from Germany got onto their flight, and that it took off on time. I’m sure we’ll be getting a call soon if that didn’t happen.

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  6. I pray too that the weather will be lenient for you , it sounds too cold and dangerous. I want you both to be safe too. I can see that Al has lost lots of weight on this picture. Big warming hugs for you!

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    • I have noticed this week in particular, that Al has lost a lot of weight. His rib cage is now protruding. Thanks for the prayer. God can’t take both of us surely

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  7. Praying for you and Al to be kept in the Lords warm loving arms, your home to be kept warm, safe and with no loss of the necessities that you need. In my mind I am wrapping you and Al in a warm, safe blanket of God’s LOVE.

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  8. You have my deepest prayers for the both of you. Trusting that the Lord will shelter and keep you both safe under the weather conditions. Keep faithful….. God has showed up before. Believe that He will do it again.

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  9. We will keep you and Al in our prayers. Do you have a radio that has batteries so he can listen to that if the TV goes out? I know that would be the least of your worries if the power wehing nt out, but maybe one less thing to stress about.

    Susan

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    • Your prayer worked. We were safe. Now I am praying for today and tonight as we fight the blizzard winds and temps. Hopefully the snow part is done. Tomorrow will be a high of zero

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  10. Praying for safety, warmth, electricity and running water… hope you and Al don’t have any trouble of any kind at all. HUGS & prayers going your way… arman.

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