There's no denying that the fabric of our lives here on the prairie has shifted through the years, just since mid-century. The number of people living on farms has decreased drastically, while farm size has increased. Small town population is declining, as our many of our Main Street businesses. No longer is there a school in every town. It's not unusual as enrollment lags for two consolidated districts to form a new consolidation and then another new district. School bus routes are longer, yet school buses are emptier. All too often our church congregations are dwindling.