Ablaze! Literally, well almost literally!

tIt is after 10:00 p.m. and the temperature is 94--here in Little Rock--102 in Texarkana--

My husband and I went out to dinner tonight about 5--it was 93 then--a cloud cover with a slight chance of rain that didn't materialize was the reason for the "cool down"--it was 21 degrees cooler than it had been 2 hours earlier. Yep, when I got out earlier in the afternoon to go to the doctor, it was 114 degrees--it has NEVER been that hot in Little Rock before. We set an all time record.

I say all that to say this--a substation caught on fire in Benton, AR (5000 without power) and I know there are many suffering throughout the nation and our world but would you voice a prayer for the elderly and the sickly who cannot care for themselves--also their animals--I know at least one of my readers has a sister in Benton so I am thinking about her and her family tonight. Hope they have power.

There are several churches that have opened their doors as "cooling shelters." I pray that God will bless the people manning these shelters and those preparing food, etc.

Aren't we so blessed in America? We take air conditioning and being comfortable so for granted, at least I do. When we were without hot water for two weeks several months back, I thought I would NEVER again forget to praise God when I stood under a steaming, hot shower.

Wherever you are dear friend, reader, sister or brother in Christ, I pray that you are comfortable, loved, and walking free in the liberty of our Lord.

I love you all. Those of you in countries where you are not free to worship the living God, please know that I love you and am praying for you. I check my stats regularly to see if I have visits from those countries and am so thrilled when I see your country's name pop up. You are not forgotten! Hold on. Heaven will be worth it all.

photo-courtesy of my good friend, Marianne--and I am going to make this print really, really tiny where hopefully no one will read it but the picture was NOT taken in Arkansas. It was taken in Louisiana.  I know.  I know.  Sorry.


Anita Johnson said…
I'm up in the middle of the night because it seemed warm in our house...and then I read your post and saw that picture. And now I am joining you in prayer for those without electricity in this heat and thanking God for what we have...thank you for directing my prayers tonight.
Joan said…
Hi Dianne:

This heat is something, isn't it? I am so thankful for air-conditioning - something I take for granted often, but then I think of those who have no such luxury and then of the soldiers in Afghanistan and other parts of the world where the heat is extreme.

Your photo is lovely.

Debbie said…
Amen dear Dianne. I think all the time how grateful I am for the gift of intellect that was used to harness technology and keep me cool.
Mary B said…
I have been praying for those experiencing extreme heat and drought. It is easy to forget to be thankful for the basic things like hot water and A/C. Thank you for the reminder, Dianne.

Continuing to pray for you.

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