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Rain Showers

It’s been weeks since we had our last good rain shower. Yesterday, I had several flowers just shrivel up and die in the intense heat. One day they were thriving and the next gone. As I woke ready to play tennis and walk the dogs, I realized that God had different plans. The sky was dark and soft rumbles came in waves like the water as it hits the shore and rolls back into the sea, only to hit the shore again. But what caught my attention the most was the tinted sepia sky. I felt like I was viewing my world through an old camera lens.  A feeling that was totally surreal and peaceful swept through my body as I made my way out onto the porch. Then as if my entrance to the outside would be the key to open the clouds, the rain began to pour down on me.  The aroma of fresh rain engulfed me and I suddenly felt the presence of God, the creator of all things.

So often we view God as one who created, not the one who is actively creating. Couldn’t the God who created the heavens and the earth also create a morning full of glory and splendor? Then why don’t we see Him in each day? Could the distractions of this life and the trivialities of what we think are important be blocking the view of our creator’s best work?

The rain has stopped and the fresh blanket of moisture has renewed the life of the flowers that seemed so destined to die only a day ago. Their colors appear more radiant and new buds are ready to awaken. But most importantly, it has also left me with a renewed perspective of my creator and the blessings that each day brings. Just like the flowers that can shrivel one day and thrive the next, I also need rainstorms to heighten my awareness of my glorious father and all his wonderful gifts.

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Published by Cora Darrah

Hello. My name is Cora. I live in Durham, North Carolina with my husband and two French Bulldogs, Vern and Bee. For thirty-two years, I taught children with unique needs. When I was eligible for retirement, I decided it was time to explore life from a different perspective. So with pen and paper, I have taken up blogging about two of the most extraordinary pets I know. More important than my pooches, is my relationship with God. I love God! He has blessed me with the gift of writing and I want to share what he is teaching me as I look through the eyes of four legged friends. So if you would like to experience how God works in all his creatures, join us on our adventure! When I first started blogging, my Frenchie, Carl inspired me through his crazy antics. But as life has it, Carl had to leave this world at the tender age of four. After a period of mourning for my little guy, I brought Vern home where he has ruled the roost. Oh, did I mention Bee, the Frenchie with a girl attitude and enough spunk to keep Vern in line. Come along beside us as we dive into God’s word and learn morsels of the treasures that only the scriptures can teach us. Vern and Bee would love to get to know you as well, so please feel free to follow us and share your comments….

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