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I remember the days of living in cold climates, forgetting about the flue, only to open it and find all sorts of debris fall into the fire because the cap had been off the chimney all summer...oh to be away from this brutal 75 degree South Florida weather!


Mmmm! S'mores by the fire. I may have to try that out in front of my fireplace this evening. Houston has finally gotten cold enough for a least for the next few days. Enjoy your fire!

Susie Tiemeyer

Oh, a fire sounds so good as I look out my 11th story window in DT Houston (still at work...sigh). So glad your flue's in working order!


No visit from cute firemen? You got robbed, my friend...



Thy Hand

Joanne, I do not know you but I just read about you on the Living Proof Ministries blog. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time, precious one!


Joanne- I've been blessed by reading your blog for a long time. I've never commented before but please know that I'm praying for you.


What a shock! Praying for you all now and always ...


We are praying for you and your family!

Erin W

Praying for you and looking for updates on Janna's blog.


Joanne, I cam to you via Janna blog. You are in my prayers. Hang in there!


Praying for you and your family Joanne.
Oh Lord keep your hand of protection over this wonderful family!

Leah Adams

Praying for you and your family. Peace, healing, protection, wisdom for the doctors, God strong arms surrounding all of you.


Joanne, I'm praying for you and your family. I've been reading your comments on Beth Moore's blog for quite awhile but had never visited your blog. May God restore you to complete health!

Lee Ann Lee

Praying for you tonight my dear Sister. Just "met" you through Lproof blog and loved our connection through PW and Bullfrogs and Butterflies! Praying for your husband and children, doctors and nurses. Trusting God for your healing.


Praying for you Joanne!

Then your light shall break forth like the morning,
Your healing shall spring forth speedily,
And your righteousness shall go before you;
The glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard.
Isaiah 58:8

Mary Anne

Praying for God's healing hand on you and comfort for your family during this time!

Sugar Mommy

Joanne, I first heard about your stroke from Holly Gorrin Smith and Fran Thomas on Twitter and prayed for you then. When I read Melissa's post on the LPM blog, I realized I had seen your blog name before, but had never come to "visit" you here, and I didn't know you were a fellow homeschooling mom. :)

I pray that I, and many others, will have that chance for many years to come. I know your girls and husband are so scared for you and the unknowns, but I pray that they will be filled with God's peace, that your doctors will be filled with wisdom and discernment, that you will be fully healed, and that all who hear your story and who are involved in your journey will come to know and love the Lord as you so obviously do.

Blessings and prayers for you and your family. May the Lord cover you with His wings of safety.


Joanne, praying for the doctors and caregivers to have God's Wisdom as they care for you. Asking God right now to work His healing Power in your body and strengthen You. May God give your sweet family courage and comfort as they support you. Many are praying. Love you, Deborah.


I am praying for you Joanne. Although I have never commented until now, I have followed your blog for two years and love all your thoughts, ideas, and perspective on life. You have touched my life in many ways!

Tiffany Stuart

Praying for you tonight. I'm friends with Holly Smith and saw on FB to pray.


Praying for you Joanne.


Joanne -
Prayed for you this afternoon after reading Beth Moore's Tweet requesting prayer - just read Melissa's update and will continue praying for you and your family.


Joanne, praying for you and your family. May God heal and restore you fully.


Heard about what happend on the LPM blog. Praying for you and your family.
"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble."
Psalm 46:1

Fire Alarm Systems

Marshmallows by the fire sounds great, I wish we had a fireplace in our home but unfortunately we don't. I'll do some research into whether it'll be possible to have one fitted, it'd definitely make those cold winter nights a little bit more bearable!

Guy Cheadle

Aside from burglary, every homeowner would not want to have house fires. In an instant, all your properties would turn into ashes. An alarm system is always a good addition, but you should not rely on it alone. Always check your plugs, electrical circuits and stoves. Those are the common sources of fires at home.

Fernando Severns

It’s a relief that you have a quality fire alarm! Yes, besides burglars, fire can also take away everything, if left to burn, it is ash forever! Anyway, it’s a good thing that you stayed alert and didn’t panic, which is very important in situations like that. I hope this will not happen to you again. Stay safe!

Odessa Hanton

A friend once told me that he prefers to get robbed rather than have his house burned to ashes. And he really does have a point. There’s a very low chance of you getting your possessions out when fire strikes your house. Plus, it’s more dangerous and you can end up with nothing in the end. It’s good to know that your fire alarm is working properly, although it did give you a lot of inconvenience. Anyway, just remember about the “flue” next time, hehe! ;)

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