Thursday's HOT MIC

Thursday's HOT MIC

Love this #HoustonStrong couple refusing to despair, via Ace of Spades HQ:

This puts me in mind of the final verse of "Oh God Beyond All Praising" -- which never fails to choke me up:

...and whether our tomorrows

be filled with good or ill,

we'll triumph through our sorrows

and rise to bless you still:

to marvel at your beauty

and glory in your ways,

and make a joyful duty

our sacrifice of praise.

When my family was on vacation earlier this month, there was a lot of rain and flooding in our area. When we returned home after nine days, our house had an awful, moldy smell when we walked through the door. The roof had been leaking terribly and the ceiling in our loft was coming down. The carpet upstairs was soaked and water had also dripped into my office below, soaking the carpet and destroying parts of that ceiling, too.

We now need a new roof, new ceilings and a new carpet for the upstairs loft.

I have to admit I was feeling a little sorry for myself until the epic devastation of Harvey in the great state of Texas put our minor problems in perspective.