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Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Please pray for Southern California. We know of at least one CBA author who has lost her house. I don't feel at will to share, but please, please pray. Even those not anywhere near the fire are breathing HORRIBLE air -- and the magnitude of this area covered by the fire is unimaginable to me. Thanks. My SIL and her family were evacuated and so far, so good on their home. My agent is in Orange and she said the air is so bad and the winds are so frightening. Kristin
posted at 12:57 PM  
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At 7:32 AM, Blogger Leanna said...

Praying for those in CA. Praying for safety and protection for those fighting the fires, for those evacuated, for all those affected.

At 7:36 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

I was watcing the news last night and they said the fireman feared a fire tornado with the winds. They were talking about a fire tornado that struck in Japan. A huge funnel of fire went up a mile into the air, then changed direction and hit a park where evacuees had taken refuge. It killed 38,000 which is unimaginable to me. So we really do need to pray hard for the area. So many fires. It's hard to even take in.

California has the most terrible things that can happen there: mudslides, fires, earthquakes. Wow, scary.

At 8:43 AM, Blogger Kellie said...

You were on my mind all day yesterday. Glad to hear that you are safe. I will be praying for you friends and family.

At 12:17 PM, Blogger Julie Carobini said...

I came home from a trip up north on Monday to nasty skies, but it's NOTHING like the air to the south. My throat swelled after just an hour. I know that some have the means to get away from the area for awhile, but I've been especially concerned for those who go to the shelters because they don't have either the means or family to run to.

Praying for rain...

At 12:24 PM, Blogger Annie said...

Yeah.... my parents and most of my family is down south, although I'm up north near Sacramento. My mom's a teacher at some south LA county schools and she told me that all the schools are on rainy day schedule which means that they dont get recess. The air is too bad for them to breathe. Some of her students were asking if it was going to rain, because of the schedule! HOPEFULLY YES! But it doesn't look like it any time soon. My aunt was evacuated in San Diego but allowed to go back to home. I just keep praying that God will protect the men and women fighting this fire and all of the residents. Lives first, structures second, is their motto right now. As it should be. But, it's just so tragic. It makes me realize that I should get some fire insurance on my apartment up here. If we had fires like that down here, it would be just as devastating. It is SOOOOOOOOOOOOO dry here. I've living in CA my entire life and I've never seen it this dry. Ever.

At 1:31 PM, Blogger Amy said...

I think this horrible air is what made me really sick (cold and now I'm having eye problems). So far we're still a safe distance from the fires, but everything smells like smoke everywhere. It's just really nasty and terribly frightening.

At 2:15 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

I just talked to my agent. She says everything is sepia toned outside, and though the fire by her is much better, San Diego and the Camp Pendleton area continues to be back and evacuations there would be hard if the 5 is shut down still. Keep praying.

At 3:11 PM, Blogger Deena said...

It's horrible, and it affects us in No. California because of the resources it pulls from us...and many of us have family in So. Cal...

It's like a never ending tragedy...

At 2:29 AM, Blogger Becky said...

Yesterday I could see three of the fires up in the mountains to the south of the valley I live in, but am thankfully not in danger. Today, the smoke blowing northward over us has been awful (especially when you have asthma), and my son had rainy day schedule. I so feel for those who have lost homes in Lake Arrowhead, CA. A couple hundred homes and structures lost, and more in danger, not to mention that looters were hard at work after residents were told to evacuate.

What sickens me is that they are reporting that several of these fires were arson. It's unconscionable to me that someone would purposefully set out to cause such widespread destruction and loss, expense, etc.

While on the one hand the fires are rather frightening (it's eerie and kind of insidious to see the flames on the mountain at night), on the other, it's great seeing people pulling together to do whatever they can to help others. My friends family in a 'safe' area of San Diego went down to do what they could to help at the Stadium where tons of evacuees are camping out, and were turned away as they've got more than enough volunteer help.

What we need in the region is a good, long rain, and then intermittent rains througout the winter to help with the drought conditions.

God Bless and protect those firefighters!

At 9:23 AM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Praying for those of you in CA!! Keep us posted!

At 1:49 PM, Blogger Deena said...

Kristin, I emailed you but it didn't go through. I'm not asking you to reveal who the author is, but as readers and people who love ALL of you, is there anything tangible we can do? If so, please let us know...I would love to use my blog for more than just reviews...but to rally assistance when needed.

At 1:49 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

Not only arson, but they said at least one of the fires, the arsonist knew what he was doing and where the fire would actually go by the three places he set ablaze. What is WRONG with people and don't they have medication for that? Sheesh.

At 8:35 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

The author is Sally John. It was made public on another loop, but I don't know her personally, so I didn't want to mention her name as if gossiping. Please pray for her and if on my loop, there are any requests for the family, I will definitely keep you posted here. Kristin


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