“One small prayer can change a big situation. Have faith and trust in God.”
It has happened. The ugly red monster has found it’s way to people we know. My daughter’s high school friend just lost his grandfather who caught it, he is from the Navajo nation. The grandson texted my daughter to ask for her prayers for their family, they have been hit hard. My uncle was admitted to the hospital a couple weeks ago, he is on a ventilator and has pneumonia now, but it isn’t Corona from all his other symptoms. A man up in the small town where Our Little Red house is, has died from pneumonia. Seems to be a whole lot of pneumonia going on for March.
This post although starting out with such shock, because it is exactly how I feel, is a post also meant to inspire. Today when out walking around I saw that our Sunflowers are starting to come up. I wanted to share these beautiful photos with you all and to remind everyone to please send well wishes and prayers out there in the world. Those numbers you see all the time about cases all around the world have real humans attached to them. People that are loved and missed or worried over right now as I type this out. Do not look at those numbers as just numbers, they are people, real people…so please, PRAY for them and their families.
I also want to remind everyone that even in times like these there are so many beautiful moments and people out there doing good deeds. Some links below are about all the positive things and moments happening everywhere right now.
People making masks to donate to others
Virtual activities for kids stuck at home from school closures
The strong helping the weak.
And bloggers praying for the whole world right now (thank you Wendy, Margaret, Pure Glory, heart tokens, smileyriley, Holly…oh my goodness, I can’t think of everyone right now but you all know who you are Thank you, please keep doing what you are doing.)
Library lady -love this post about positive things happening during this time.
Robin at Haphazard homemaker. Thank you so much for making masks
Simple Wendi– Thank you for your prayers
So many beautiful and kind people doing their parts. Stay positive everyone. I will keep you in my prayers. My uncle is okay today as I write this but we are taking things day by day. I do have some good news about a cousin over in Italy in Bologna. She was having a hard time breathing and had a fever. The hospitals were too full and they recommended to stay home. We told them to rest and get sunlight as much as possible while fighting whatever they had. My daughter came to me to ask me to pray so I did.
I have the one prayer I know that a kind woman in my old neighborhood taught me as a child, the lords prayer. I was told that it was God’s favorite prayer. I remember as a little girl visiting an old adobe church by the dirt road I lived on and how there was a saint statue in it with candles all around it. I don’t know who the saint was but there was always tiny pieces of paper all around it from people everywhere with prayers. Sometimes I could see what they wrote while others times the papers were folded up for only God to see. Even now, in those quiet moments I will see someone in a church and never knowing why they are there I will ask God to answer their prayers please.
I would sit in this tiny church alone sometimes. Most of the time no one was in it, opened all hours, even at night when the moonlight was the only light out in it’s yard. I would sit there and give thanks, having my silent moments with Jesus. So many prayers of mine were answered as a little girl and also when I became a mother and had sick children.
When I met my husband he would take me to Italy and show me the most beautiful churches with gold everywhere and paintings on the ceilings. I would tell him I have a church that I have loved since a child but there is no gold in it. When I took him to the little adobe church one day, he walked into it’s peaceful quiet and when he turned to me I said “This is the church I believe Jesus would love.” and my husband agreed. I will never forget it’s dirt floors and beautiful simplicity.
I left my old neighborhood years ago and that tiny homemade adobe church is no longer open all the time. Times have changed. A young boy was murdered down the street from it, gang related they believe, this of course happened after I was no longer living there. The huge Baptist church(I think it was baptist) just down the street from the little adobe church was burned down. They rebuilt it. I have not been to my old neighborhood, too many memories from my past, but I take the lords prayer with me everywhere I go.
My husband’s cousin from Italy just got back a few days later to let us all know she is doing better, she is feeling better. Another prayer to be thankful for once answered. What ever prayers you get answers for be thankful. Do not let these times turn your heart to bitterness.
“If the only prayer you ever say is thank you…that’s enough”
Please stay safe out there everyone, have a beautiful Sunday. God bless you all from all of us at Our Little Red House.
Special thanks to the health care workers, law enforcement and first responders, Christians, farmers, truckers, store clerks, food service, volunteers, and anyone out there doing good deeds. Don’t ever change, the world will always need people like you.
Flower photos are from my garden the other morning. New ones popping up every day.
Prayer update: after writing this whole post I was just checking my emails and found out that my Uncle is off the ventilator now and he will hopefully be going home tomorrow. Another prayer answered and so thankful for the medical professionals and their healing hands. Thank you Wendi for praying for my uncle, just got the news after 9pm, not sure when you got my message to prayer for my uncle but I wanted to thank you for all those prayers you are giving out. I will get to your site later to read some more prayers as well to put all your followers on my list as well. Stay safe and healthy, you and your family. I will keep you in my prayers too. Have a beautiful Sunday and God bless you Wendi for being so kind.