Thursday, February 17, 2011

Thank the Lord for His Protection!

Wow!  I can't believe it's been two weeks since I made my last blog post!  Time has flown by!

We have a marathon month of birthdays that we've been celebrating/will be celebrating, and have been busy with all of these.  It all kicked off with my mom's  January 8th birthday, then Joy's on the 2nd of February, then my dad's on the 15th of February.  Luke's is February 25th, followed by Colt's on March 4th.  Whew!  I'll be back to share some pics from Joy's party, but for now, I want to just share a Praise the Lord for our family! 

Last Friday, I was sitting at the dining room table typing (taking dictation from Jason) over the phone, helping him with his paperwork.  Joy was at the kitchen table finishing some of her school work, and Luke was in the living room watching Bob the Builder.  I smelled something burning.  Any other time, I would have naturally gone first to the kitchen, checking the stove and dishwasher, but this time, I immediately looked over into the living room.  Evidently, Luke shifted one of our recliners over (out of its normal position) and pushed the back of the recliner to a recline position and the corner of it was right next to the wall gas heater and the back of the recliner was burning! 

I don't know how much longer it would have taken for it to actually ignite into flames, but by this time, it had burned about a 2" square into the back of the recliner.  

I am so thankful that God was watching over us!  I know it was Him that urged me to look there first and  I don't even like to think of how badly this could have turned out.  I give God the credit and glory for His protection over our family!  I do pray God's protection (Psalms 91) over our family daily.  God is so good and I am so thankful that we are safe! 

Praise the Lord!  :) 


Dan said...


I am so glad that everything turned out okay! God certainly was watching over you. I am so thankful that He was. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Blessed Beyond said...

OH Tammy,

I am so glad yall are ok! Praise the Lord!!!!!

How scary!!!!!

Can't wait to see pictures from Joy's Birthday party. Plus the boys special days too!!!

Keep a watch in the next couple of weeks out for a package... It's later than I had ever planned, but its in the process now.

Hugs and Love,

Susannah said...

Oh..Heaven's sake! It is a good thing that you were right there. God is with us every second. I am glad that you and the kids are okay.

Looking forward to the pics for Joy's party!


Patty Sumner said...

I am praising the Lord with You! Yes, it is amazing how the Holy Spirit will prompt us and lead us...even in matters of safety. So glad things turned out well. Blessings!

Mandy @ Creekside Creations said...

Praise the Lord indeed! I'm so thankful that you're all safe and sound!

Happy Birthday to everyone!

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

Wow! How scary! Glad everyone is o.k.

Annie said...

Oh my goodness Tammy! I am so glad you all are ok!! How scary!

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Praise God. He is always watching and protecting.
Big hugs to you all.

At Home With Amy said...

Thank you Lord. It could have turned out so much worse for you Tammy but it didn't. God is always watching over his children.

Sharon said...

I am so glad to hear that everything turned out ok.
God is indeed watching over you and your family.
I can't wait for the photos of Joy's birthday.
Happy Birthday to all your family members.
Have a blessed weekend.

LynnMarie said...

So Glad God was watching over all of you. Stay safe.

Karen said...

I'm so glad you all are o.k. Yes, it could have been so much worse, but God is so good! He is a God of Protection! Happy birthday to all your family! We have marathon going on in Jan and Feb here, too! Take care, Karen

Paula said...

Yikes! That is so scary, Tammy! Thank the Lord for sure!!

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Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Hi Tammy, I am glad you are safe too..;) you just gotta love the Lord..I know I do very much..Happy birthday to everyone on your long list..have a wonderful weekend.;)

ohiofarmgirl said...

Thank the Lord from whom all blessings flow!!!! So thankful everyone is ok. Dianntha

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...


I'm so glad that Jesus was watching over us and told you and guided you to look over to the living room first! Jesus was watching out for us, and I don't want to think about what would've happened if He had guided you to look over there any later than He did, either! Praise the Lord! Thank you Jesus!

Love you!


Joy :)

RM said...

so thankful y'all are safe, so glad you were right there when this happened, how scary,


Lynn said...

Tammy, so thankful that you all are okay.. It's really great that you were home when this happened.. as, like you mention, it could have been much worse.. Praising GOD with you for watching over you all!

Happy Belated Birthday to your Mom, Joy, and your dad... I'll wish Luke and Colt a "Happy Birthday" now, as I know how forgetful I can be when it comes to someone's birthday.. I can't wait to see Joy's birthday pictures..

Have a wonderful day Tammy~


Kim said...

WOW!!! God is so good!!!