Image by Getty Images via @daylifeYes, I said fire. Yesterday the backyard of my father's house caught fire. Thankfully he is fine and the hose did not catch! I am so happy for that and Thank God!
But it did do some damage. And it did some good. You see I lost my home to fire one time before. We lost everything! And I did not know what it was going to help me. But it did. Many people for the local church helped us. A little bit at a time. Giving me time to grow and come back to God. It was the best fire ever.
Well at my father's home there is quite a bit of stuff. You see he is a hoarder. Yes, I said that. The fire has scared him. Today he has neighbors helping him and he is cleaning up what has burned. But better yet, he now wants to get everything out. Well of the yard. And that is quite a large amount. And even more so, a very big step for him. I see that once again a fire has been a blessing. It has helped him see his life differently. It has helped him see change is needed. That change has already started. For that I am very proud.