walking in the rain

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walking in the rain

is always more loverly

when you walk with friends 

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walking in the rain 

all that is ordinary

glows with morning dew

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music to my ears

percussive pitter patter

of drip drops on leaves

I had planned to meet a friend to go walking yesterday.  What I hadn’t planned on was rain. In fact, if I had- I would have definitely come up with an alternative plan!  When I saw the dreary day, I briefly considered canceling our walk to stay dry indoors.  But I thought about how many times we decide NOT do something just because of a little rain. It’s not like we’re going to melt or anything… in fact, I kind of enjoy being out in the rain.  So, I decided if my friend showed up- well, I was game for a walk in the rain, too!

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Sure enough, she was ready and waiting to join me.

The weather was perfect for a walk…well, only if you’re not afraid of a little rain on your parade!  The air was damp and cool, but surprisingly there were many others out walking- soaking up the late summer morning.  I especially loved the crow that was perched on the tippy top of this tree in the picture above. He certainly had a “bird’s eye view” of God’s Creation.  While most of us are running for cover from the rain- here he is, cheerfully cawing and keeping watch over the trail.

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My friend and I chatted and listened to the sounds all around us.  Being out in the rain was refreshing- and so peaceful.  There was something about walking in the rain that made me feel more alive than ever. 

So, don’t let a little rain stop you from your walk 🙂

“Some people feel the rain- others just get wet”  – Roger Miller 

God’s thunder sets the oak trees dancing
A wild dance, whirling; the pelting rain strips their branches.
We fall to our knees—we call out, “Glory!”  Psalm 29 (Msg)

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Julie is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene. She has a passion for leading worship, writing songs, preaching, teaching, and thrift store shopping. Julie has two amazing teenage daughters, two dogs ("fur babies"), and one wonderful hubby :)

6 thoughts on “walking in the rain

    1. It is beautiful- and even more so when the leaves change colors in the next few weeks! I have always loved cloudy, rainy days for some reason…slowing our pace is always a good thing 🙂 I hope you are having a wonderful week!!

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