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~With Grateful Hearts~

Today’s word is Focused. And as I was feeding the goats this morning , (A process which allows for peaceful thinking.) I was thinking of the focusing on Gods hope for us.

I was loving the fact that we live in such a beautiful area. There are summers which we loathe over, but after visiting Mexico and Arizona in the summer, I could never be more grateful. 1

I also was grateful for the fact that though there have been terrible natural disasters. Our home has been kept safe. In California alone there have been 37 wild fires, the Helena fire alone has caused 17,579 acres of damage including 133 structures.

Earlier this year, northern California suffered $1 Billions’ worth in damage from flooding. And yet, none of it touched us, for that I am very grateful.

Now the big one is the San Andreas Fault. While thinking about California, most of us fear what may become of it after the San Andreas fault. As newsweek.com posted

“Last Tuesday, the Northwestern part of Los Angeles was shaken by an earthquake. A relatively small quake of magnitude 3.6 with its epicenter in the Santa Monica mountains, the incident.”

The San Andreas fault in southern California last had a major quake in 1857 (magnitude 7.9),” explains Robert Graves, a Research Geophysicist at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in an email interview with Newsweek. “Studies that have dated previous major offsets along the fault trace show that there have been about 10 major quakes over the past 1,000-2,000 years,” Graves continues. “The average time between these quakes is about 100-150 years.” That means we could be due another one soon.

Though this may be trying times for some, we need to all remember to focus on the future with hope and peace. God has protected us in the past and he will protect us in the future.

Isaiah 40:31 “but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” 

 

Amy

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