Wildfires too close for comfort…

It’s late and I need to be in bed, but I really wanted to ask you all to be praying for the folks devastated by the Texas wildfires.  We’ve been really watching several fires because they are too close to us for comfort.  One large fire – 3000 acres – is about 20 miles south, southwest of us. Another fire – 5000 acres – is about 50 miles north of us.  We have many friends either already evacuated, or waiting for the word from the officials to evacuate.  The 30,000 acre fire (not mis-typed – thirty thousand acres) is further away, about 100 miles, but is so very bad – two lives lost thus far, and over 600 homes.

Smoky Sunset 1
Smoky skies from my sister’s yard

We can smell smoke outside our house when the wind is just right.  Our small subdivision is bounded on three sides by the Sam Houston National Forest – our street (dirt road) dead ends into the forest.  There are no fires in our “neck of the woods”, yet the possibility becomes more real to us every day.  I am praying, and ask you to join me in prayer, that the Lord will send a good soaking rain soon.  As I’ve said before, He doesn’t care what the weather forecast says.  He can send rain whenever He pleases! 

Smoky Sunset 2
The sun peeks through the smoky skies, again at Jeanne’s

“I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause: Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number: Who giveth rain upon the earth, and sendeth waters upon the fields…”  Job 5:8-10

God bless your day – and may He please have mercy on us here in Texas.



About Petty Bunch

The Petty Bunch is what we have called our family since Bill and I (Janina) began our family back in the early 1980s. We have gone down many roads together - homeschooling our kiddoes, enjoying the freedom of entrepreneurship many years, working at "real jobs" other years. Through it all, we have been loved with God's everlasting love, and have found that underneath are His everlasting arms! We are blessed to have been married for over 36 years, and have 3 incredible adult children, a wonderful daughter-in-law, an amazing son-in-law, and SEVEN grandchildren: four precious granddaughters, three handsome grandsons - so far. We are empty nesters, still enjoy the life of an entrepreneur and the freedom it gives us to continue enjoying our kids and now, their kids!
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5 Responses to Wildfires too close for comfort…

  1. ABAHM says:

    I will be praying for you all continually.  Believing and asking the Lord to send rain. 

  2. redladybug18 says:

    Oh wow you’re pretty close to them then.  The devastation is so sad.  I agree, God can send rain whenever He wants…praying He sends it soon and causes the fires to end!

  3. loaine says:

    Praying for you all in Texas!We would gladly share some of our rain with you if we could.(we have some flooding here in the east)

  4. pettybunch says:

    @loaine – I knew you’d been pretty wet in the east!  Isn’t it crazy how you get one extreme in one part of the country, the other extreme in the other!

  5. Wow, praying…Thanks for your ministry here! Hey, I just started a group, “Quotes from the Bible” (http://www.xanga.com/groups/group.aspx?id=2574178) Interested? God bless, ~ Pete”For You, O God, have tested us; You have refined us as silver is refined…We went through fire and through water; but You brought us out to rich fulfillment.” Psalm 66:10,12

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