Monday, February 04, 2008


Yesterday at CrossRoads, Pastor Mark told us we are rich. He said that a family who earns $50,000 or more per year is in the top 1% of all people worldwide in terms of wage earners.

He went on to say that being rich is not a bad thing, although becoming materialistic is not good. He then told us that we should all be very thankful. We get so caught up in chasing "stuff" that we oftentimes lose our sense of appreciation.

That afternoon at home, we smelled something burning in our house. It smelled electrical in nature. It seemed like it was coming from one of our bathrooms upstairs. We took swithchplates off and removed light fixtures but could find nothing. So we called 911.

The fire department came with a special camera which can detect heat, even behind walls. Although they could smell what we smelled, they couldn't find anything either. We even went to the basement to check the furnace.

We apprehensively went to bed last night not knowing how our evening would go. When I woke up at 5 this morning, it was freezing. Our furnace was not working!

But, I am so thankful--I truly am! I am thankful that we are all safe and our house is still standing. I'm thankful that the outside temperature isn't in the single digits like last week. And I am very thankful for our hot water heater working this morning!

We just spoke with the plumbing and heating company and they told us they believe it is the blower on our furnace. So I'm also thankful that we think we know the problem and it is fix-able.

Thank you for protecting and providing for us Lord!


Rick said...

Amen to that, brother. Glad it sounds like the mystery is solved and that you were all safe. Cold, but safe.

Jim Lange said...

Thanks Rick! I forgot, I am also thankful for being able to go to work--where the heat works!