"Throughout our history, Alabamians have turned in prayer to God to humbly ask for His blessings to hold us steady through times of difficulty..."
Are these the words of a minister? No, these are the words of Gov. Bob Riley, who has declared an entire week as "Days of Prayer for Rain" in Alabama.
By now you know that the bone-bleaching drought we are experiencing in the Valley has reached historic proportions.
It can be a little unsettling to think that hope and prayer are all we have left in dealing with a crisis that faces Alabama's largest industry - Agriculture. But such is the case when the obstacle is Mother Nature.