Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sunday's Song- We Lift Our Hearts In Thanks Today

Today, I have a lot to be thankful for! Yesterday, our field caught on fire, and with the wind, it quickly spread. My hubby's arm was burned and his hair and eyebrows were singed. I am thankful that the fire did not spread to Barb's shed. I am thankful it didn't spread to the tree line, or our neighbor's home. I am thankful for neighbors, and volunteer firefighters who came to help. I am thankful my husband wasn't hurt worse than just his arm. Thank you Lord for taking care of us! If you want to see pictures, or read about what happened, Barb posted about it here on her blog.

We Lift Our Hearts In Thanks Today

We lift our hearts in thanks today
For all the gifts of life;
And first, for peace that turns away
The enemies of strife;

And next, the beauty of the earth,
Its flowers and lovely things,
The spring’s great miracle of birth,
With sound of songs and wings;

Then, harvests of its teeming soil
In orchard, croft and field;
But more, the service and the toil
Of those who helped them yield;

And most, the gifts of hope and love,
Of wisdom, truth and right,
The gifts that shine like stars above
To chart the world by night.

As we receive, so let us give,
With ready, generous hand,
Rich fruitage from the lives we live
To bless our home and land.


Marianne said...

So glad everyone is OK, I bet that was really scary.

KathyB. said...

You are blessed, and your thankful heart and post say it all. Thank-you Lord for your protection! I am thankful for you too. You are right, when you realize how bad things could have easily been, you really appreciate how things turned out.Praise Him !

Elizabeth said...

I am so glad everyone is ok! I'm sorry about your field, but what a blessing that no one was hurt.

Cheryl said...

Oh my goodness, glad it was no worse. Hope your hubby is going to be okay.

Gone Country said...

I'm so glad to hear that everything is OK at your house and your neighbors. Praying that your husband's arm will heal quickly!

You're so right... we have much to be thankful for even in the midst of adversity. Keep up the positive and thankful attitude! It encourages everyone!

Firecracker Kid said...

Hi Nancy,
I'm so glad your hubby wasn't hurt any worse than he was, although I know burns really hurt no matter what degree they are. You'll have to show him some tlc. I saw Barb's post and it was nice to read how the neighbors pitched in to help. Thank the Lord for watching over y'all.

Liz Mays said...

OH my gosh, thank the Lord is right. He was looking out for you all.

Shannon said...

So sorry Nancy. How did it start? Glad everyone is okay!

Catching up an the reading below. Personally I don't like it when people blog for stuff for companies. I have stopped reading several blogs because of that. I would rather hear about them and their life stories.

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

Hello Nancy

Glad to know eveyone is fine! God is so good.