Monday, June 30, 2008

FIRES that are North 5, 6 & 7 hour drives from HOME

We are South of the more than 1400 forest fires that were ignited by lighting, because of the dry hot weather that California has been experiencing.  We are 5, 6 and 7 hour drives from that region that is heavily forested among magnificant coastal mountains of the Las Padres National Forest, which advances along the PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) and owns the San Andrea's Fault Line and hooks to the East dividing the Southern End of the San Joaquin Valley, in Kern County, from the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles County.  
We are encouraged to stay indoors away from the extremely polluted air that is giving many respiratory problems, some worst than others.
Our county has sent many firefighters to the stricken area, but they had to be called home, because we are now fighting our own fires in the mountain range that borders us on the East. Yes, the Sierra Nevada Mountains are on fire and our firemen are home to fight the flames of devastation.  
Our towering skyscrapers are Ancient Redwoods and 100+ year cedar and pines and they could become envolved and are in the fire's path and the homes and businesses of the mountains are threatened.  
We have to trust the Lord to protect the people and the animals and we pray for this daily.
Late this afternoon I saw a smear of blue sky just beyond the smoke which is backed up against the mountains of our Valley.
The people in the mid-west are suffering lost I can't pretend to imagine and they need our prayers too.  
Nature happens and God happens.  Let us have the peace that passes all understanding.  Thank you. 

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