Saturday afternoon it looked like this. There is a fire about 25 miles due west of our trailer.
Today you can’t even see across the lake. I don’t have a picture of that.
At home you can barely see across the street. I have a difficult time breathing in this kind of air and my cardiologists office sent out a text to me to stay inside in the air-conditioning. We’ve had such a beautiful summer so far. I am very grateful to have air-conditioning on these very hot smoky days. Our temperatures are hovering between 95 and 100°F all this week.
I finished a pair of socks for Mandy and have Piper’s about three-quarters done. I’m leaving hers like that until we get to their house so she can try them on and I know they are the right length before I finish the toes. Unfortunately, they are in the bedroom where Dennis is now sleeping. I’ll take a picture tomorrow for my next post. :-)
I just started a baby blanket about 10 minutes ago for an expected little baby boy in Texas. It’s a new pattern to me that I saw on YouTube called the “Which-Way Filet Baby Blanket.”
My prayers are with the families and the victims of the recent shootings here in the U.S. There are no words and my heart is broken for the families. I fear there is no easy answer. Our society seems to be so angry with each other and looks on anyone who thinks or believes differently than them as their enemies. It seems you have to search for the love these days and that saddens me. I know that it breaks my Heavenly Father‘s heart to see the anger that inhabits the earth. I also know many of you feel the same.
I was torn on whether to even write anything because I know we’ve all been bombarded with it over the last few days. I just couldn’t write a post and not mention it. Please join me in prayer for peace in our world.
I used this verse in my last post but I believe it is even more appropriate today.
“Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense; He has become my salvation.” Isaiah 12:2
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 6:12