Firewood

During the Texas snow/ice storm, I saw a post on Facebook that made me smile. It was a photo of a front yard covered in tree branches, and said, “It’s raining firewood.”

I needed to see that because the most unnerving part of that week for me was the location of our home. The house is surrounded by ginormous oak trees and rests beneath their canopy. We’d hear the crack of a branch, then boom onto the roof, and the branch would slide and fall to the ground. I did a lot of meditating that week, and thanked God for metal roofs.

Once the snow had melted away, I stepped outside to look at the front yard, and was in agreement that it had rained firewood. The yard was covered with sticks, twigs and a few branches, but I looked at the sticks as, ‘kindling’, and the branches were easily broken into firewood. No healthy branch breaks. It was a good day for a fire, as I removed the cover from the firepit.

God knows my heart and knows I love to sit near a fire. I gathered up all the sticks and laid some in the pit. There were so many I had to start a pile of them nearby, along with the smaller broken branches. The larger branches were laid aside for future use. I sat by the fire for hours that day, and just pondered God’s goodness and grace. If it’s gonna rain, let it rain firewood.

19 Comments

  1. A wonderful post. So, so true!

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    1. Letitgocoach says:

      Thank you Gary!

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  2. Sounds very cozy in these cold NY days 🙂
    Glad that you are safe and warm ! Blessings! ♥♥

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    1. Letitgocoach says:

      Thank you lovely! Many blessings to you. ❤

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  3. Shawna Rae says:

    Beautiful imagery. You’ve convinced me to look for a fire pit today, even though we’re selling our house. 😀

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    1. Letitgocoach says:

      That’s great Shawna. I don’t normally buy big ticket items for myself, but that year I bought the firepit and a paddleboard all in the same week! I love them both, and they enhance my life immeasurably. I hope you find one that speaks to your heart. God’s hand on the sale of your home. xx

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  4. I’m happy you not only survived, but flourished. ❤️

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    1. Letitgocoach says:

      Thank you! There’s no other way but to thrive.

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  5. I love this! Like making lemonade out of lemons.

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    1. Letitgocoach says:

      Right? Thank you lovely! xx

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  6. Kim Thompsen says:

    Thank you for the reminder to find the good in the bad!

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    1. Letitgocoach says:

      You’re welcome lovely!

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  7. Liz says:

    That would have been nice, being near a firepit. 🙂

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    1. Letitgocoach says:

      It was splendid. Yard clean-up turned into self care. ☺

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      1. Liz says:

        Lovely. 🙂

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  8. gr8ful_collette says:

    Fuel for your heart! Glad you put the brokenness to perfect use! 💖

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    1. Letitgocoach says:

      Precisely lovely! Thank you. 💖

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  9. sudrakarma says:

    Glad you’re safe. Can’t wait to “fire-up” my pit in the spring.

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    1. Letitgocoach says:

      Thank you! Yea, I decided not to wait. 🙂

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