Glen Eyrie castle in Colorado Springs
Glen Eyrie castle in Colorado Springs

Friends, we may think we have troubles.

But not like Colorado Springs, right now.

For an eye-witness report, from a sweet blogging lady, go here.

She speaks of her love for her friends and neighbors.

She is doing her best to help them.

Because she can. Because she is home.

She also says, on a subsequent post:

For once, I don’t feel much like I need to add anything to this glorious reassurance. Maybe I will sometime, but not this morning. This morning, this is my prayer – over my city, my life, and the lives of my loved ones.

“But as for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more. My mouth will tell of your righteousness, of your salvation all day long, though I know not its measure.

I will come and proclaim your mighty acts, O Sovereign LORD; I will proclaim your righteousness, yours alone. Since my youth, O God, you have taught me, and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds. Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your might to all who are to come.

Your righteousness reaches to the skies, O God, you who have done great things.

Who, O God, is like you?

Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up. You will increase my honor and comfort me once again.”

~Psalm 71:14-21 (NIV)


Photo credit: David Shankbone

Published by Katharine

Katharine is a writer, speaker, women's counselor, and professional mom. Happily married over 50 years to the same gorgeous guy. She loves cooking amazing homegrown food, celebrating grandbabies, her golden-egg-laying hennies, and watching old movies with popcorn. Her writing appears at Medium, Arkansas Women Bloggers, Contently, The Testimony Train, Taste Arkansas, Only in Arkansas, and in several professional magazines and one anthology.

5 thoughts on “FIRE!

  1. So grateful to have found out this morning that NO MORE homes have been lost. The fire’s growth slowed, too. We’re at about 18,500 acres burned, 200-300 homes lost, 1200+ firefighters battling the blaze, and still no rain in the forecast. BUT – the team fighting the fires is optimistic, as today’s weather should be more cooperative.

    Keep praying for our city, and for those in Florida affected by Debby’s flooding.

    THANK YOU for sharing our story, and encouraging prayer. God is hearing us.

    1. Tiff, I just wanted to put a face on this disaster, and you are welcome! Glad you are still around to comment! 🙂
      I am sure anyone experiencing drought, right now, is looking around, wondering how many more arsonists are out there.
      However, the love of God constrains us to trust and pray.
      Who else will?

Comment! Because we want to know what you think!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.