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RevGals Friday Five: Floods and Drought – Shawna R. B. Atteberry
Jul 272007

Sally said: Here in the UK we are struggling with floods, other parts of the world have similar problems without the infrastructure to cope with it, still others are badly affected by drought…. My son Jon is in Melbourne Australia where apparently it has been snowing ( yes it is winter but still!)…. With crazy weather in mind I bring you this weeks Friday 5…

1. Have you experienced living through an extreme weather event- what was it and how did you cope?

Yes, the first year I moved to Kansas City, we had something like eight inches of rain fall in an hour, and there was flooding everywhere. I stayed in.

The first year I moved into my house in KC we had a big ice storm that knocked out power for about a week before the crews were able to get the electricity back up and going. I did my best to stay warm until friends of mine got their power back up, and I went to stay with them.

2. How important is it that we wake up to issues such as global warming?

I think it’s very important. This is where we have to live and our children and generations after us. It’s our responsibility to do everything we can to give them an earth that they can live on.

3. The Christian message needs to include stewardship of the earths resources agree/ disagree?

I absolutely agree. God made us stewards of God’s creation. We are obligated to do everything in our power to preserve the earth and make it a better place than we found it. Creation does not belong to us; we’re just renting. It’s time Christians remembered that and got serious about taking care of God’s creation.

And because it is summer- on a brighter note….

4. What is your favourite season and why?

Fall. I love the changing leaves and the wild changes in the weather. I especially love how the wind howls and has a wild edge to it like it’s saying anything is possible and anything can happen.

5. Describe your perfect vacation weather….

Mid to uppper 70s, nice breeze and some lazy clouds floating by the sun.

The picture is “Universe in God’s Hands” by Farid De La Ossa Arrieta.

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  4 Responses to “RevGals Friday Five: Floods and Drought”

  1. I love the Farid de la Osa print- he is so good at making us think about global issues… great play too interesting thought the wind having a wild edge to it

  2. love the wind image and the print…thank you for sharing this artist…I did know this work. moving…

  3. Well played, and a great picture to go with it, too.

  4. great play! i totally adore fall as well, and you are completely on target with the wildness of it! love that image!

    we had been in our house a mere 6 months when that rainstorm came–it drowned our basement and we had to tear out the rug and everything. before that our basement was our cool hang out room and now it’s just crappy storage!grr! but all in all we were lucky.

    we totally lucked out with that ice storm–we only lost power for 1 or 2 days. plus we have a gas stove and fireplace so we were able to stay warm easily.

    it’s so funny to read how we were both in the same storms!

    will you be coming back any time soon for a visit? if so perhaps we could have coffee/tea/lunch and meet up–that would be fun!

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