Just before the annual arrival of the Northerners to our little town last December, the municipality imposed water restrictions due to continuously lowering dam levels. For me, it isn’t such a serious thing, because I’m at work during the day and the most water I use is to shower daily Continue reading
Blessed by Rain
(Picure from katrinleblondblog.com)
“You heavens above, rain down righteousness; let the clouds shower it down. Let the earth open wide, let salvation spring up, let righteousness grow with it; I, the LORD, have created it.”
On Tuesday night I was visiting with friends when out of nowhere lightning began to light up the sky and thunder roared. Seconds later it was raining. Hard! I grew up on the Highveld so I love a good thunderstorm, but here in theCape, they are few and far between. I still said to everyone that this storm signified the first winter rain, the proper change of the seasons. While we have had a few cold days, winter hadn’t really set in. Well, it has now. Jack Frost has set up camp and while I’m not one for the cold, I love the wet weather. It has been raining on and off since I left for work this morning. Aptly “Let it Rain”, by Michael W Smith keeps making an appearance on my random playlist today too. I am just feeling so good – the floodgates of Heaven are open and the rain is cleansing and renewing and God is raining His blessings down on me. What a wonderful day it is!
I want to be the woman in the photo above. I want to dance in the rain, with my head and hands lifted to Heaven, celebrating God’s goodness – celebrating the change He’s made in my life, celebrating His abundant blessings that I so often take for granted.
Rain, Rain, Glorious Rain…
…some time ago I mentioned that we have serious water restrictions here. The dam that supplies our town with water has been hovering at 10% or less for a bitterly long time, but…
it started raining softly during the night and it hasn’t let up since. It is pouring down and I AM LOVING IT! I am going to make Mom and I a hot pud (chocolate I think) and custard and we are going to crawl under the covers and watch DVD’s.
Am waiting for some pics from yesterday’s early Halloween party, which I will write a decent post about.
On other things…
On the Seven Deadly Sins challenge that was doing the rounds:
I am lusting for a hot, passionate man in my bed. One that will do exactly what I want him to do, without any protest.
Sloth is what rainy Sundays like today are made for, but I had to work. Fortunately I have some time to be sloth-ful (is that even a real word?) now.
I am filled with envy at some peoples’ success; particularly when I work harder than they do, and I still continue to tread water.
I am a glutton for punishment. At work today I asked Sandra if there was anything I could help her with and ended up staying at the office two hours longer than I would have!
I am greedy for attention from certain people sometimes. It stems from my childhood, but I’m working on those issues. I hope I don’t become greedy for food – I’ll be as big as a house then.
The biggest (not that sins have sizes) one I have to deal with is pride. I am extremely proud and generally will not ask for help from anybody. It is not something I can “put in my pocket” as the saying says.
My wrath is seldom released, but when it is, may the god you pray to be around to protect you, because I will not be responsible for my actions.
Right, enough of me and my ramblings – I am going to get busy with that pud.
Enjoy what’s left of your Sunday!