Spent

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Last Friday I wrote that I had a heavy heart.

Today I am just spent. Spent. Literally I’ve got nothing. Nothing.

Around noon on Sunday I returned to Nashville to be greeted by a few inches of standing water in my basement apartment. My roommate and I spent the better part of the day futilely sweeping water and salvaging items that might be affected if the water rose dramatically.

Monday, thankfully, the waters began to recede and a team of friends appeared to help move all my stuff to a temporary home and to tear out carpet and flooring. We got everything clean and ready for the professionals to takeover, but it became obvious that the space won’t be livable for awhile. Bummer.

Here is what I know:

I have a lot I need to figure out. Most importantly, I need to find new place to live. Quickly. Like by May 15 quickly. (If anyone has any ideas I am looking for a 1-2 bedroom place in Nashville that allows a medium sized dog.)

The next few weeks are going to be filled with uncertainty. Unfortunately uncertainty isn’t really my strong-suit.

I am blessed because the majority of my things are safe and dry. There are thousands of people who lost everything.

Our community is amazingly generous and resilient. I have never been more proud of my church, my neighbors, and my workplace.

And lastly…I am spent. Oh, I said that already…twice.

If you’d like to help flood Nashville flood victims, Cross Point has teams of folks meeting at the Bellevue campus and working everyday this week from 9 AM to 4 PM. For more information, visit here.

Out-of-towners, you can help too. Cross Point has set up a flood relief fund. Donate here.

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Lindsey has a sincere love for her precious dog Molly, a good red wine and the Delta Sky Club. She spends her days (and some nights) laboring to end childhood hunger at Feed the Children and to gather, equip and unleash women at IF:Gathering.

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  • http://intensedebate.com/people/petereleazar petereleazar

    From one in crisis to another – if you're going through hell keep going. This has come to pass. My dad hates his retirement home but is making it worse because he believes it is worse. Now his caregivers are hitting back to confirm his worst suspicions. With different approach, others would respond positively, he would feel better about them and together they would find a new way. Heck I feel for you all in the floods, its really bad, but let God into it – breathe Him in. A friend said to me, "I carry my own climate with me" – try to find your own climate in Him and as you believe it is well with your soul, it will be and will yet be – until you emerge victorious. PS. your boss, worried about you I am sure, shared your tweet – I had to reach out accordingly.
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  • http://www.sarahmarkley.com Sarah Markley

    praying for you friend. i'm so sorry about everything.

    and i know that others lost so much more. i know you and your heart is with them too. i'm excited to see what god does in nashville as a result of tragedy.
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  • http://www.sarahmarkley.com Sarah Markley

    praying for you friend. i'm so sorry about everything.

    and i know that others lost so much more. i know you and your heart is with them too. i'm excited to see what god does in nashville as a result of tragedy.
    My recent post Get Out of the Classroom

  • http://www.sarahmarkley.com Sarah Markley

    praying for you friend. i'm so sorry about everything.

    and i know that others lost so much more. i know you and your heart is with them too. i'm excited to see what god does in nashville as a result of tragedy.
    My recent post Get Out of the Classroom

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/Lindsey_Nobles Lindsey_Nobles

      starting hearing stories today about the response to our church…pretty amazing stuff. God definitely shows up in hopeless situations.

  • Makeda

    Lindsey, I am praying for you and trusting God to strengthen your spent heart today. Sending you my love, support and prayers from here in the Carolinas but wishing I could do more for you personally.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/Kevin_Martineau Kevin_Martineau

    Praying for you and everyone else who was/is affected by the flooding!
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  • Sarah

    i'll be keeping my ears open for places for you to check out. i'm so sorry & please let me know if you need anything. even a place to do laundry (don't tell the water conservation people). but i'm serious.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/Lindsey_Nobles Lindsey_Nobles

      i did a small load last night. and i've been showering. i am bad. bad.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/Lindsey_Nobles Lindsey_Nobles

      i did a small load last night. and i've been showering. i am bad. bad.

  • http://twitter.com/LivinLaVidaLori @LivinLaVidaLori

    I'm so sorry you are dealing with this. I'll definitely be praying for things to work out, and soon. Talk about a Plan B…I guess you just found yours! :)

  • http://heart-and-home.net Heart & Home

    Been holding you in prayer all week, friend. Just wanted to be sure you knew that. love and hugs and all that jazz…
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  • http://heart-and-home.net Heart & Home

    Been holding you in prayer all week, friend. Just wanted to be sure you knew that. love and hugs and all that jazz…
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  • http://www.digitalmomblog.com Molly

    SO sorry. Praying for you.
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