April 18, 2011

Rain, Rain Go Away...or Maybe Stay?

As the rain subsides enough to venture outside for a few photographs of spring flowers,
I marvel at the benefits. 

Flowers that were but buds a mere day or so ago, now burst forth
revealing their full beauty for all to see.

  The rain has done its work in helping to produce a beautiful flower. 

He has made everything beautiful in its time.
Ecclesiastes 3:11a  ESV

To me, it is a gentle reminder of the troubles and trials, {rain showers} 
that work to produce beauty in my life.

441.  rain showers helping flowers fully bloom

442.  beauty of flowers at any time of the year, but especially after winter

443.  rain showers in my life that help produce beauty for His glory

444.  driving along the road, two days of rain subsiding, clouds breaking apart, sun bursting forth at the exact moment these lyrics were being sung on the stereo "YHWH, Holy is Your Name..." from Chris Tomlin's song "Exalted" (CD - Hello Love)...simply put: it was amazing

445.  family prayer time, and each child's voice lifted up in praise and prayer

446.  birds chirping when I woke up at 4:30 AM

447.  being able to fall back asleep for another hour of needed sleep (we get up early, but 4:30 is a bit earlier than usual)

448.  birds still chirping all throughout the day

449.  a daughter capturing a beautiful spring robin in a photograph

450.  finding out about Dresses For Africa from Aurie

451.  my sister and I unknowingly going to the same library at the same time

452.  hearing from my niece about an exciting opportunity to serve others through her school

453.  understanding that comes through experience

454.  my three oldest singing in the choir for Saturday's music concert at a nursing home, and the joy it brought those in attendance

455.  releasing the lady bugs we recently watched grow and change, and watching the lady bugs then crawl about the rose bushes

...and so it continues...


  1. What beautiful photos!!! God's work is so amazing! Love your list and especially about your children singing in the nursing home -- what a blessing!

    I have some free Easter / "He Is Risen" blog buttons if you would like one to display on your blog during Holy Week! They are on my blog and free to anyone who would like one. :-)

    Celebrating His resurrection,

  2. I just loved this list today! Just packed full of great things and it's hard to pick just one favorite, believe me! But I really loved the lady bug thing. I love those little bugs!!!!! And 454? That one just cheered up this old lady's heart!

  3. "rain showers in my life that help produce beauty for His glory"... what a lovely reminder to look for His purpose in the rainy times!

  4. Wonderful photos - and your #444 made me smile! It' all about God's timing, isn't it?!

    With all the rain we've been having it's been a little tough on my girls - so I simply started saying that God decided the world needed washing so He made it rain. Such a difference in my perception with I realized that God decides something as simple as rain :)

    Blessings to you this day, my friend!


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