The smoke down here in Georgia has finally eased up and went away. It caused our little Princess’s asthma to be blown out of proportion. It even caused us to have an emergency room visit.
While I was glad that the smoke down here had eased up, I was praying for everyone’s sake that this would all be over soon….
I knew we needed rain, but I didn’t know just how badly we needed it. I’m thankful that God knew exactly what we needed. He always does.
1 year and 7 months ago, my husband and I went to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee for our Honeymoon. It is so beautiful up there, and so much calmer. Even during the busy season, it was a breathe of fresh air for us. We would go out each morning and night and feed my “friends” as my husband would say. I love geese, such a beautiful creature.
My husband has been watching the news for the past couple of weeks. Most of his family lives up in Tennessee and we are blessed that no one was harmed. His family (The Tipton’s) were the first family that received a land grant from Blount County in Cade’s Cove. His grandmothers Uncle was the last preacher at the Primitive Baptist Church located in the cove, and he also has family buried in there. Also, his Granny has been giving stories and information to those who are writing books about the Cove. This place has a tremendous amount of sentimental value.
You can check out the pictures of the Tipton house here.
Every time we visit Tennessee we always make a point to go through the Cove and to take in it’s beauty. We were so glad that none of the Cove had been affected by the fire. It seems as if God’s hands were protecting that area, and I pray that the hedge of protection remains around this area, and all of East Tennessee.
I was talking with my mom yesterday about how it reminded me of a modern day Sodom & Gomorrah where fire rained down from Heaven. I’m not saying that these cities are wicked, it just reminded me of a time when cities were scorched with fire and devastation.
As I was scrolling through the news about the fires I heard the Fire Chief say some of the most important words he could have spoken. “If you’re a person of prayer, we could use your prayers,” Gatlinburg Fire Chief Greg Miller said Monday evening as crews battled wind gusts of up to 70 mph.
The Bible says…
Matthew 18:20 (KJV) “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”