Dancing in the Rain

“[God] causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good,
and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.

-MATTHEW 5:45 (NIV)

 

WE’VE ALL HEARD THE SAYING, “When it rains it pours.”  It is the slogan for Morton salt, and the slogan seems to be proving itself accurate in our neck of the woods.  David Wright wrote the following in our local Press Gazette newspaper just this past Sunday of our little city, Hillsboro.

“Rainfall in the Hillsboro area so far this year is just a few slots shy of breaking a 120-year record, a meteorologist said, and further showers in coming days will likely complicate planting for local farmers already late putting their crops in the ground.


Forever Young

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
    for his compassions never fail.
23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. 
 -LAMENTATIONS 3:22-23

 
SEVERAL YEARS AGO, while living in Colorado, we were privileged to have a rather spectacular view of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains from our home.  The photo above is the sight we would see every day from our front porch.  The twin mountain peaks, Long’s and Meeker, were an incredible gift from God that we grew to love.  Each new snowfall in the mountain range just west of our community of Longmont brought new and breathtaking beauty.  It seemed that we just couldn’t get enough of this unique visual feast. 


“Have To” or “Get To”

“For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ,
 not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for Hi
m.”
-Philippians 1:29

LIFE IS AN AMAZING ADVENTURE.  It is full of ups and downs, joys and sorrows.  We all face challenges and hardships we dread or wish we could avoid but can’t—the “have tos” of life.  There are also a lot of blessings and joys along the way—the “get tos” of life.

I wonder—which list is longer?  Are there more “have tos” than “get tos” in my life?  How about yours?   Read more…