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8.05.2012

Simple Sundays

Please keep Oklahoma and her people in your thoughts and prayers. We have not had rain since May. We have had OVER 100 degree temps since July 15.  The last three days have been above 112, with many communities reaching 115 for three days in a row. Unfortunately there is no end in sight. As you have probably seen on the news, we have wildfires burning out of control all over the state. Entire towns have been evacuated. So many people have lost homes and businesses. The worst part about it is that while many of the fires are from the extreme heat and drought,  some of the fires have been intentionally set. I only hope that those people are caught and brought up on every charge that can possibly be filed against them. There are so many firefighters (my own son Fielding included) and volunteers that are working around the clock to try and help others, that it helps us remember there are wonderful people in this world. Our state is very much a state of Native American culture. I  so often think when teaching their literature that the Natives had it right. They understood about the environment, LONG before it was "cool" to do so. They understood about working together. They understood about the world. I thought their quote was very appropriate for today's world. Once again, I ask your prayers for our state and its people. Thank you. 

3 comments:

  1. Definitely keeping Oklahoma in our prayers. How close is it to you? We've had an unbelievable hot summer although not 112 degrees, I can't even fathom that. It has been dry but thankfully we have had rain the last 12 hours. Pray you are all safe.

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  2. Lori--
    Have you heard if any lives have been lost? I haven't heard in any of the reports, but we'll keep watching.
    So many fine people have lost their homes. Praying for everyone involved and so very thankful for fire fighters of all varieties!

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  3. From your Texas neighbors, our prayers are with all of you. This drought and temperatures are crazy! I too cannot fathom what was in someone's mind when they would intentionally set a fire! Crazy. Sorry for what you all are going through!

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