"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future! "
Jeremiah 29:11

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Snowed In

We are at the tail end of our snow storm which has dumped HUGE amounts here and has left over 200,000 Virginians without power. Unfortunately, there is more snow coming Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday. We have had power for 5 minutes and then it was gone. What a tease! lol So, since we have it at the moment, I wanted to let you know that we are all okay. Thank God for our wood stove. It has kept us warm and well fed.

I went out walking last night with God in the snow. We had such a WONDERFUL time together. It is one of my FAVORITE things to do. It is so peaceful and serene. It is one of the times I feel the most close to my Father. His handiwork is so evident in the beauty of it all. SIMPLY BREATHTAKING!

Please join me n praying for the power companies, that they will be able to restore power quickly and SAFELY! Lord, please protect all those that have been affected by this storm!

We'll be back soon! God bless you all!

14 comments:

Andrea said...

Praying you guys are safe and warm. We still have power...at the moment. Praying we don't lose it. We only have about a foot, this time. I hear you guys are nearly up to your eyeballs.....
andrea

Cathy said...

So glad you guys are doing okay. Hope your power stays on. We have snow and are slated to get more, but not as much as you evidently.

May God be with you.

Just Be Real said...

Brrrrrrrrrrrrr......

Sorry you are snowed in! I know the weather is bad in many states. Glad you had your walk with God though! How neat is that!!

Stay warm dear precious one.

Melanie said...

Oh, I know what you mean!! We are about an hour south of DC. It started snowing yesterday morning, and is still snowing! It is beautiful, and I love it as long as I don't have to drive in it.
We had to cancel church services last Sunday, and will have to cancel them for tomorrow as well.

I wish I had a wood stove. I did when I was growing up. We do have a generator and a kerosene heater.
We still have power. Hopefully it will stay on.

That's a beautiful picture of the mountains behind you. I grew up in Alleghany County, Virginia, and I miss the mountains. It is FLAT where we live now.
We have pastored a church here on the eastern side of VA for six years. Maybe someday I'll be able to move back to the mountains.

I found your blog recently, and have enjoyed it very much. I especially like the Moses lifeguard picture. :)

Take care and stay warm!

Just Call Me Grammy said...

I have a friend whose hubby works for our local power company doing repairs. When it storms he won't be home for days at a time. I will be praying for them and for you guys too!

Just Breathe said...

Oh no! I will pray for the power to come on and the safety of those on the roads. How wonderful for you to have that time with GOD.
Stay warm.

Lucy Pevensie said...

I LOVE walking in newly fallen snow - or walking in falling snow as the hissing sound is soooo cool ... :)
Praying with you and thankful for the wood stove too. :)

homeschool101 said...

Man Laura, You really got dumped on over there. We got some snow not as much as you but we also lost power for the weight of the snow on lines, the wind blowng and the CRUMMY Ice! Finally back up and running. Praying you get yours back up and going. Have great weekend I am off til Mon. Superbowl tom. ROoting my Colts on! :)

Autumn Mist said...

Goodness, I hope you are all okay. I'll be praying for you. Stay safe and warm. Blessings to you.

chili pepper said...

Laura,

I am sorry you all had to be without power... but not really. I love when we lose power. It is so cozy and quiet... But I know not everyone enjoys it like I do. We have friends in VA who have been without power for days now, also. We usually lose power at the first sign of wind or snow... but not this time. I am grateful you had your wood stove to keep you snug.

I thought it was funny you mentioned about the walk in the woods. I, too, love to walk in the snow at night. Last Tuesday night when it snowed, I couldn't sleep, so in the middle of the night, I put a coat over my nightgown (didn't want to disturb Allen to try to find clothes) and went for a stroll through our property. It is so peaceful and quiet and the white covering everything makes me think of his covering of my sin. What a God we serve!!!

Hope you are safe, well and warm. Look forward to seeing you soon.

Kat

Suburban Hooker said...

I've been busy praying for all of you in the snow stricken areas! I hope your power comes on and stays on!! We got snow yesterday/last night, first really good snow we've had which I assume is what you've gotten this time around as well. The kids around here are happy, all those ice cubes in the toilet have finally paid off and they get a snow day...lol. I'm praying!!
Hugs,
sal

Katia said...

Hi Laura,

I'm sorry you lost power. We went through this a couple of years ago when we lived in KC. It was hard, but fun to at the same time. Blessings to you, hoping all is restored very soon to normal in your side of the country.
Katia

Melanie said...

Thank you for the comment and following my blog. :) We got about 15 inches last weekend and 5 more today. It's been a very snowy winter!

Andrea said...

Sitka has an award for you at All Gods Creatures.
Hope you guys are safe and warm.
Hugs, andrea