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Redwood Falls Gazette
This blog relates to life observations before and after age 50. Basically how change is inevitable and affects the way we see things
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By Lori Broschat
I am a Devils Lake native, a recipient of three college degrees including a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary. I have been a pastor in the United Methodist Church since 1997 and I was appointed to my home church in Devils Lake in ...
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I am a Devils Lake native, a recipient of three college degrees including a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary. I have been a pastor in the United Methodist Church since 1997 and I was appointed to my home church in Devils Lake in July 2014. I love to write and have some published works. Blogging is a hobby of mine and this will be my third blog. I have a grown daughter named Ashley who is a student and sometime resident of Devils Lake. I am a movie buff, an Anglophile, and I possess more books than I have time to read!
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I've been hearing about strange weather patterns forming, creating torrential rains that suddenly turn dry ditches into running streams, or early signs of winter approaching and the threat of snow in September, of all things.† Actually, I've seen snow in September.† My daughter was born September 27 and the day we brought her home from the hospital there was a snowstorm.

All things considered, why should we ever be surprised at what happens in the atmosphere in which we live?† We have polluted our planet, killed off our vegetation, upset the balance of the earth's water sources, and we wonder why the weather is weird or inconsistent?

So, if it seems as though it's beginning to look a lot like summer is ending quickly or winter is coming sooner or the harvest season is at risk, then I guess we should not be too easily surprised.† What we should do is try our best to reduce our "carbon footprint" and save water and conserve energy and educate ourselves on fracking and other dangers to the earth.†† And then we should go out and tell others to educate themselves and to vote accordingly and to contact their congresspeople and tell them to vote to save the earth, not the money they receive from big oil or whomever.

As you can tell, I'm a little touchy about this subject because I fear for the future not only of the planet, but the countless numbers of people who already die from treatable diseases from contaminated water and those who live amid garbage heaps to survive because they have no other resources.† If it were up to me we would distribute food in equitable ways and provide shelter to those who need it and divvy up the corporate bonuses so that the poor could survive.

But I digress.† Obviously, it's not just weather related things that concern me but many things.† So whether it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas or it's looking like people are dying in poverty, I think we need to pay heed and do what we can before it's too late to do anything.

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