Saturday, March 12, 2011

But the heart of the home remains...

My brother and his family's home of eight years...
 is no more...  This devastation took place on March 8th 2011.
Praising the Lord all seven lives were spared, even Max their puppy.


The chimney stands alone

A mute witness to the sky

A few blackened timbers
Point scraggly fingers this way and that

A charred shell stares through blank eyes

A man's dream, his hard work,

A women's gathered life,

The treasure of each child...

Only black and ashes.

But the heart of the home remains:

A man's hardworking love,

A women's tender nurture,

The hope and promise in each child...

A living testimony to the goodness of our God.

2011 March 8th

Written by: pja

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  1. Praise God they are all okay...May He give them the strength to get through this...

  2. wow wow wow wow... is all I can say! wow!! Praising God for their lives!

  3. Heart wrenching to think of all their earthy things lost, but their lives were spared. God bless them.

  4. Can't help but think about the home in PA that recently burnt 'cept they lost 7 children...the one that came out to 'get mom from the barn' lived. Yes, devasting but nothing replaces a person. Praying God's provision will come through to replace all the earthly goods even double-fold like Job!

  5. Oh wow.....So thankful they are all okay!!! These pictures leave you mind boggled...sara I like your words...very true... praying double fold as well.

  6. This post gave me extreme chills. A past home of mine burned to the ground... The feeling is indescribable. But after reading and seeing these photos, nothing is more important than the fact that they were all okay! Sending good thoughts you're families way!

  7. Wow, so relieved to hear the family are ok. The rest is just stuff. Important and precious stuff, but stuff, nonetheless.

  8. Praise God you are all ok.
    Will keep you in my prayers.
    God bless you and your family.

  9. What a terrible shame, it's one of my worst fears but thankfully everyone is okay and at the end of the day, that's what really matters.

  10. So sorry for your brothers' loss. Thankfully everything is okay.

  11. Oh my goodness. So very sorry this happened. Peace and Love of Christ with you all.

  12. oh my goodness, thankfully they are all fine! prayers to your family :) xoxo's nancy

  13. Thank God they did all survive right down to the puppy.

    It's all so sad but the scrapbook page got me. Truly.

    May blessings and hope rain down on them and may they rebuild better - and stronger - than ever.

  14. Reading (and seeing that) brought me to tears ...
    Praise God they are all OK - but how awful. One of my biggest fears.
    Love your blog and the premise of your blog!
    New follower,

  15. Thank God they all survived. These pictures almost brought me to tears, such a horrendous thing to go through, I do hope they can start rebuilding their home soon.

  16. That brought tears to my eyes and my heart. Thank God family is OK. I thank you for joining my newbie party. Please add my link or button to this post. Thank you.

  17. Heart breaking to lose so much, so glad to hear every family member is safe. God Bless!

  18. My thoughts and prayers are with your brother and his family. What a heartbreaking loss. I am so glad they are all safe, but still so sad for them.


  19. Wow....aweful. Must have been terrifying and heartbreaking for your brother and his family. God was watching over them that day for sure. I am relieved that they are safe. God Bless, Diane

  20. Indeed, Praise the Lord that everyone survived. My eyes are filled with tears, and I have goose bumps on my arms. Such tragic devistation. Yet, we have to have faith, and thanks.
    God Bless you all.