Just yesterday the sun in my neighborhood looked like this.
There was still smoke and ash in the air
from forest fires nearby.
In the garden there is ash on the leaves.
It feels like it did when Mt. St. Helens erupted years ago.
There is a stillness in the air,
a smell of smoke,
and a sprinkling of ash.
So sad to know that just nearby there is destruction to our scenic highway.
I pray that homes can be saved and people can once again be safe.
I pray for those on the east coast that they will be able to return to their
homes safely and their homes will be intact.
I pray for recovery in the south from the deluge of water.
And I pray for all those hurting, terrified, and in jeopardy around the
world that they will be comforted and held in the arms of those
that can give comfort.
During these times of upheaval I once again pray with
the song, Let there be peace on Earth and May it begin with Me.