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Episode 010 of A Light Up Ahead is live!

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010 A Practical Guide to Cultivating a Devotional Life Part 3 – Worship

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Episode 009 of A Light Up Ahead is live!

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009 A Practical Guide to Cultivating a Devotional Life Part 2 – Prayer

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Episode 008 of A Light Up Ahead is live!

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008 A Practical Guide to Cultivating a Devotional Life

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This summer has been exceptionally dry in Fort Dodge.

In fact, many Fort Dodge natives have described this summer as the hottest, driest summer they’ve ever experienced. I’ve only lived here for three years, so I don’t have much of a reference.

Normally, the summer is the wettest part of the year in the Midwest. Growing up in California, I found this hard to believe. Until August of 2010. It rained five inches in one day and three inches the next. Our basement was totally flooded. We had to gut it and we are still working on it to this day.

I have a feeling that many people around here would take eight inches of rain in two days over the drought we’ve been experiencing in a heartbeat.

The impact of this Midwestern drought is far-reaching. Corn and beans are about as dry as they should be in October. In some places, farmers’ entire crops have been ruined. Others have lost many livestock and hogs due to the extreme heat. The lower yields of corn will make it more expensive to make fuel with ethanol and to feed many animals that will be used for food. The entire nation will notice the impact from this drought.

Everything just looks so brown, yellow, and dry. It looks so dead. It reminds me of the rolling hills of the East San Francisco Bay area in the summer time – nothing like how Iowa normally appears in the summer time.

My lawn finally got some life to it after a rainstorm

At the beginning of this last week, we finally got a decent rainstorm in Fort Dodge. It wasn’t the most impressive storm ever, but we did receive moisture. Continue Reading…