If you’ve got a few minutes, please pray for our area

If you’ve had the news on lately, no matter where you live in the US, I’m betting that you’ve seen pictures of the flooding in and around Nashville (and other parts of the South).  They say this is the worst flood we’ve seen in 70 years.  Churches were closed today, roads are closed, and schools are closed for Monday.  It’s kind of like a “snow day”, except snow days around here never flood people’s basements, homes, businesses, and roads.

We Walkers are well and dry, and are thanking the Lord for that.  But some of our friends’ homes and streets are flooding.  If you think about it, please pray for those in this area affected by this flood.  One news radio host is calling it “of Biblical Proportions”. 🙂  And in a way… it is… in that God will use this in each life it touches to do something in and through their lives for their eventual good and His great glory.   

My friend, Lisa Moody, posted some pictures on her FB page of a few places in our immeiate area.

This is the 2 lane road that connects a major road to lots of neighborhoods (including ours).  Everything to the left of the lanes is usually flat land.

This is our church’s lower parking lot.  There are usually LOTS of steps leading up from the lower parking lot to the upper one.  That little red thing in the far left is the top of a piece of playground equipment.  Here is another view:

This is the local fishing dock down the road from us.

Our children’s elementary school.

Near a friend’s house on the other side of Nashville.

A house not too far from here – we pass it on our way to get to the interstate.  I feel for these people!

This is a picture I copied from WSMV news.  Not sure where in Nashville this is – but isn’t it terrible? 

Stay dry, everyone… and thanks for praying…


EDITED on Monday to add this picture:

Because after every storm – whether of weather or of life, the sun will eventually shine again, and Joy will eventually come.  “Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him;”  Lamentations 3:21-25

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  1. Jane (Frugal Fine Living) says:

    Lifting the folks there up in prayer. My son also lives in Nashville, and he posted some photos of the flooding on his Facebook page. We're driving there from FL on Friday.


  2. It's scary when it hits so close to home, and I know the Lord will use you and your family to minister to those who have been affected by this. Praying in Kansas!

  3. My husband and I have been tracking this and praying. Incredible amount of flooding. Thanks for sharing with us dear friend.

  4. Jennifer… a few years ago we had flooding like this in Indy. They said it have been over 100 years since we had flooding like that and called it biblical as well. Places that never see standing water were flooded. I feel so badly for those affected by the waters… it's just awful. I will be praying! Stay dry and safe!

  5. Glad you and your family are okay. We didn't get hit too hard either, thankfully, but are praying for those who did.

  6. WOW. Praying!

  7. Like others, I haven't had the tv on this weekend. So very sorry to see how severe this flooding is. Definitely lifting prayers for those affected.

  8. Gosh this is terrible! I saw earlier on the weather channel that the south is really getting hit hard. Will keep your neighbors in our thoughts & prayers.

  9. Smelling Coffee says:

    Thanks so much, friends! We appreciate the prayers. Several have actually died…

  10. I too am just learning of this. Haven't turned on the tv in a few days. You and one other blogger have asked for prayers and we are definately praying!

  11. I haven't turned on the news all weekend so I'm just learning of this through you Jennifer. My goodness, there's so much flooding. I'm glad that you're house is OK but sad for others who have had flooding problems.

    Still praying for you.


  12. Jennifer – I have been under a rock this weekend evidentally. Didn't know any of this was happening. I am praying for so many in the path of these storms that, as you said, they will be open to what the LORD is doing in their lives. We know good can come from the bad. I just pray for hearts to be open to His leading.

    Glad you and yours are safe and sound.

    Gwynie Pie
    @The Pink Tractor

  13. Tales From My Empty Nest says:

    I have not had the news or TV on all weekend, so I just found out about the Nashville flooding this afternoon. So sorry to hear about it. I hope there are no lives lost during the flooding. Love & blessings from NC!