Everyone has been watching in horror in the last few days as the expanding oil slick threatens the Gulf coast. But few people are feeling it as keenly, we feel sure, as our Mockingbird brothers and sisters in Pensacola, city of sugar-white beaches.

Their wildlife, their beautiful beaches, and their economy are at great risk.

Please keep our many MB friends there in your prayers, especially the lovely parish of Christ Church who so graciously hosted us last January in our first ever mini-conference, as well as the family of beloved MB contributor Jeff Hual.

And a couple days ago, with a melancholy discussion on the effect on the town itself:
On Pensacola Beach, fears grow with oil spill