Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words...

especially when those words are inadequate and fail to measure the truth of what our eyes see. But if words did have power, have you ever wondered what you could accomplish?

With that thought in mind, would you take a moment and join me in one connective thought, or for want of a better word: prayer, and send good wishes to the people of Slave Lake, Alberta.  












Now, onto Joplin...

34 comments :

  1. I'm shocked!
    This hadn't made the news here in the U.K. but rest assured I'll be joining you in a prayer.

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  2. I had not heard of this disaster either. Absolutely awful.

    The people of Slave Lake are in my thoughts.

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  3. Thank you, Paul. No one has ever answered that question, why we receive international news, but few countries receive our news. Course, I'm sure there is lots we don't hear about. Which is why I blogged about Slave Lake. I think these people, along with those from central United States could use a prayer or two.

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  4. Hi Wendy. Thank you! Have a great week.

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  5. Amazing photos. I too was unaware of this, but like joplin, japan and all the other disaster areas, we pray for the souls of the lost and that the survivors get back to normalcy asap.

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  6. I am so sorry to hear about this. It's terrible and I hope the people there ill be okay.

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  7. Hi Kat. Even as a writer I can't imagine what they're going through. Part of me doesn't want to know. Thank you for your good thoughts, Kat.

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  8. This sent chills up my spine because as a fellow Canadian I didn't know about this.

    My deepest thoughts and prayers go out to the families touched by such a disaster.

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  9. Hi Joylene .. wild fires are dreadful - to humans (though no loss of life here), property and nature .. I had a quick look on Wikipedia - to see where it is .. and there's a report there.

    Thank goodness that everyone is safe, but the upheaval is just horrible to think about .. my thoughts to all and thanks for letting us know .. Hilary

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  10. My God. That's shocking and heart-breaking. I can't even begin to imagine what they're going through.

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  11. Devastating. So hard to imagine all the shattered lives in the world right now due to various disasters. Thanks for sharing the photos to make us more award.

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  12. Hi Hilary. We're actually a good day's drive from Slave Lake. They're a bit north of us. But the country is very similar. It was very sad to watch on the news. Thanks for stopping by.

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  13. You're welcome, Keith. I know so many people who don't have televisions, but who buy the newspaper. Still there's something startling seeing it live. Have a great day, Keith.

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  14. Hi Andriana. My first reaction when I saw these photos was sheer shock. We've been surrounded by forest fires, on alert, but it's never gotten that close. It must have been horrifying.

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  15. Thanks for posting these reminders, Joylene. Once a catastrophe like this stops making the headlines it's all too easy to think the people's lives are back to normal.

    It sure was a terrible fire. I can't envision trying to evacuate an entire town's population of 7,000 as the fire ripped through the town core, with highways closed, the air black with smoke. And to come back and find that 400 homes have been destroyed... wow! Two weeks later and some people are still dependent on the shelters for accommodation. They need a lot of help in addition to our prayers.

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  16. You're so right, Carol. I'm going to check online to see what is available in way of financial support. Oh happy hockey watching tonight!

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  17. How terrible. I hate to see people in dire straights. My prayers go out to them.

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  18. Thank you, Lauren. Have a great day.

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  19. Now I understand why you posted pictures. Words are inadequate to portray such ruin. Prayers for all these folks and their families. I hope the fire was not set intentionally and truly is a wild fire. Blessings.

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  20. Hi JQ. They're not saying much about it, but in that neck of the woods, forest fires are a problem. Thank you for stopping by, JQ. Have a great week.

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  21. I hadn't heard about this, either, so thank you for sharing!
    And prayers for sure going up!

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  22. Joylene, adding the victims of this disaster to my seemingly ever mounting prayer list... Just recently returned from our daughter's gradutate ceremony in Austin, TX, where only weeks before she and her husband were evacuated from their home due to a raging wild fire that came so close their house had to be hosed down. So frightening, so terribly frightening.
    Joelle Walker, Muse Editor

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  23. Thank you, Carol. Thanks for your prayers. Have a wonderful week and weekend.

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  24. Hi Jodi. I had heard about Austin's fires and the tornadoes across the midwest. It's horrible. There's terrible flooding in Manitoba and Quebec. It's so sad to think of all those displaced peoples. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week.

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  25. Oh my yes, will be praying! Thanks for bringing this to our attention, Joylene.

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  26. Thank you so much, Karen. Have a great week.

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  27. How utterly awful but the human spirit is amazing, isn't it. We never receive any detail, just one line mention sometimes. So much suffering.

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  28. Difficult to even imagine being in that situation, isn't it? I feel so bad for these people.

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  29. Hi Carole. Yes, it is totally amazing how resilient people can be in the face of something so terrible. Keeps my world in perspective. Thanks for stopping by, Carole.

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  30. Hi Laura. It is a terrible thing. I think the auction is a great idea. Happy Sunday, Laura.

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