Believing the Promises of God - in His Word

Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed… Without weakening in his faith… Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what He had promised. ~ Romans 4 [selected 18-21]

Friday, July 6, 2012

Storm of the Century

This was the storm of the Century here in New Jersey. We counted 87 rings on the oak tree that fell on my house. Another fell on my shed as well along with 21 other trees on my property - a Total of 23 Trees.
The large Oak that fell on the back of the house

Side view out my back door

This is the entrance to my house and front porch - 
"Welcome to the Secret Garden"!

My daughter, Becky, visiting from Haiti, surveys the damages.

Partial view of the back of the house

The tree that came down on the shed and the decking and fence underneath

The TREE fell from the back of the house to the front and completely covers my front porch and front door.

The TREE was removed on the 4th of July leaving the stump [which the insurance company does not cover to have removed. Nice lawn ornament, huh? Did anyone notice the GROW sign on the back of my house along with the wire butterfly?

My grandkids climbed up for a picture last night!
Left to Right:
Ethan, Evan, Justin, Drew, Braden, Malachi, Tessa, Jyden, Collin, Jossara

This verse was given to me this morning:

Psalm 42:11
Why are you downcast, O my soul?
Why so disturbed within me?

Put your hope in God,
for I will yet praise Him,
my Savior and my God.

Living IN the Fullness of JOY,
Psalm 126: 3
The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.
Because ... Anguish and JOY dance together!