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I absolutely love the sound of water – rain in the patio roof, water trickling and flowing.  I don’t want to be IN water. I loathe swimming in spite of the fact that my son is a swimmer and life guard.  But the sound of water?  Love it.

Sometimes I wonder if this is something hard-wired into our psyches.  Water is essential for life.  When astronomers study far off planets, the check the temperature and look for signs of water.

The wondrous pitter, patter means life.  That trickling sound means life-giving water.  A gift from God on a rainy day.


I had to laugh when this image came up in my feed.  Last night a series of thunderstorms rolled through our area.  Thunder and lightning.  And lots of rain. Here’s hoping that the rain barrels at church are now near capacity.

The rain barrels stand near our community garden.  The vegetables from the garden go to the local food pantry.

Being part of this garden has made me rethink my attitudes about rain.  When other people are fussing because they’d rather not drive to work in rain or worry about a cancelled soccer game, I’m thinking about the garden.

Spend some time outside this spring. Reconnect with the earth and the things that grow in it.  It may change how you see the world and hopefully you’ll recognize rain for what it is.  A gift from God.



Have a Mary Little Christmas

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