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writing is cathartic

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I’ve known for a long time that I love to write .  But there is one thing about writing – it takes discipline in time .  and I will be the first to admit I am not very disciplined it sitting down to write .  so is a blog idea came to mind,  partly because it could be quick and short .  I love the thought of of selecting from what is going on in real life and spending a few moments thinking about it .  perhaps I missed my calling in should have gone into journalism .  at the heart of this blog was the goal of documents in my thoughts  and I most difficult time in my life .  I had a job that was challenging ,and I worked with people that were very strong willed .  throw my personality and my sense of faith in and this was quite a dynamic and challenging environment . Faith was not something that was valued in that environment  .  Curiously my faith upheld me through this time of difficulty. 

the writing is cathartic ,it’s healthy, and helpful to me to find ways of expressing what’s going on .  and perhaps writing is a means of document in my life  . 

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Written by Barbara Bloom

April 24, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Posted in daily life, hope, Lessons learned

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Handling it….not me but God.

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Last night I had another powerful reminder that our lives are fragile and our God is a strong defender and protector.

Our neighborhood is older and so is the infrastructure.  The gas company is working on updating all the gas lines and moving meters out of our homes.  Last night was our turn to let 5 men with tools and hard hard loose in our basement to complete the work.  Here is the miracle: the gas company found for big leak in our gas line in the basement .  the more amazing thing was the biggest lake was at our furnace and the repair guy said the furnace it is blowing up and killed us all .  But god is good and he watched over us to protect us from that happening repairs are almost all done no more gas leaks and I’m thankful I’m alive .  last night when the news broke off valve leaks I was a bit frantic and then I realized how good god is to me.  initially the gas repair people told me the gas would be turned off we have to hire a plumber and thought we would then have to call to get service turned on.  steve was at his name and study and I didn’t want to disturb him but I was alarmed and needed to pray with him . we prayed together and then steve spoke with his mom’s bible study .  they prayed for the situation and offered several opportunities of christian man who do plumbing .  but here’s the miracle the gas company came back about 45 minutes later realizing they had been using 1 gauge that was hyper sensitive .  dan hypersensitive gauge was showing leak that did not necessarilly hold true .  when nate and tested the line with another gauge it has been fine .  the valve to the furnace is captain waiting are on completion repair however the gas service was turned back on and hallelujah we have no other leaks . 

so this is the miracle that god does ip knew that big ass would be leaking can you get it could kill us it wasn’t hard time and more than that he put on parts of the gas company none the idea to test with a different gauge . I know now how clearly god wants to answer prayer .  and I saw his good hands responding in very short order .  so I am thankful I’m alive and I’m very thankful that I know the lord and more than that I’m thankful that he loves and protects us .  god is good all the time .

Written by Barbara Bloom

April 17, 2012 at 12:03 PM