14 September 2015

devastation.


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middletown fire
61,000 acres & 5% contained

butte fire
71,000 acres & 30% contained

{ pray for soaking rain }

we live 80 miles from the fires ..
we're safe. but thousands are not.
400+ homes destroyed at the
middletown fire alone. 
so far.


.. photo credit: eric risberg of the AP ..



12 comments:

  1. This hits so close to our hearts, since we had to evacuate because of a devastating wild fire, a number of years ago when we lived in the mountains of AZ.

    Tender prayers for all those suffering, displaced, and waiting...the waiting is so very difficult
    Also, prayers for all those brave firefighters who are serving and sacrificing.
    Psalm 46:1

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    1. i remember that time when you were evacuated .. how frightening.
      thank you for praying - -
      there's so much meaning behind the sign in the picture.

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  2. Oh, my heart ... this is so sad and horrific.

    Praying for rain. Lord, have mercy.

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    1. i can only imagine the emotion behind the faces of those who have lost everything, but are themselves safe. thank you for praying..

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  3. The fires have been so devastating. The Pacific Northwest has been hit hard, too, and my heart aches for those who loose everything. My prayers continue for them, for the firefighters and for rain. Dear friends of ours recently moved to Arnold where he is the pastor of a church. They were evacuated but are home safe again. The photo tears hard at my heart. We lost a home to fire but were not living in it at the time. I know the effect that had on my heart but I didn't lose precious treasures of the years we lived there and I wasn't homeless when it happened. I continue to pray.
    ~Adrienne~

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    1. it's like the west coast states are on fire this year .. again. we know to expect it but when it does happen it's a frightful shock - understandably.

      i know the town of arnold very well. thankful your pastor friend is okay.

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  4. So very sad, today I was watching CNN and the owner of the sign was recorded on film with the removal of the sign and him taking it under his arms, saying " I am taking this with me". All I can do is pray and feel compassion and empathy. Very, very sad.

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    1. i wish i could find that CNN clip! the sign really touched my heart - deep.

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  5. It is so sad...we have a cabin in Arnold....I think we are on the other side of worry...but still waiting to see what the fire does. Hoping and praying.

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    1. is your cabin all right?! we know the arnold area a bit and are so hopeful all is well.

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  6. It is so sad...we have a cabin in Arnold....I think we are on the other side of worry...but still waiting to see what the fire does. Hoping and praying.

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