Tuesday, May 17, 2011

It's Raining Again

It's raining today.

Made me think of the Carpenter's song, "Rainy Days and Mondays".
That was one of my favorite "albums" growing up.
It had a brown album cover with the word "Carpenters"
written in a beautiful script font.

I would listen to that album over and over.

And although I loved that album, and that song, those of you who know the rest of,
"Rainy Days and Mondays", it goes...."Always gets me down".
Kinda sad, huh.

Well, I love the rain.

We get the perfect amount living in Southern California.

It rains often enough that I can have a reason to stay inside, light the fire in the fireplace and bake some cookies, but not so often that I hate it.

But, since the Carpenter's "Rainy Days and Mondays" is kind of a sad, boo-hoo song, I was thinking about other songs about rain that are more upbeat.

I found this.....it dates me, for sure.
Don't laugh...

I actually listened to the lyrics today.
The first time ever, seriously, and I liked 'em.

It's raining again,
Oh no, my love's at an end.

Oh no, it's raining again
and you know it's hard to pretend.

Oh no, it's raining again
Too bad I'm losing a friend.

Oh no, it's raining again
Oh, will my heart ever mend.

Oh no, it's raining again,
You're old enough some people say,
To read the signs and walk away.

It's only time that heals the pain,
And makes the sun come out again!

It's raining again
Oh no, my love's at an end.
Oh no, it's raining again
Too bad I'm losing a friend.

C'mon you little
No need to get uptighter.
C'mon you little

get back up again

get back up again..

Fill your heart again...

I was so excited to read these lyrics.
SO much more positive than,
"Rainy days and Mondays al-ways- get - me dowwwwwwn".

And I know we can all relate to a time or two (or a few hundred) when you have felt like the rain is just coming down,
pouring down on your head.

NO umbrella


wet. soggy. hair.
Lots of it.

Thank God, we do not have to sit there with our wet, soggy hair for long.

We have a HOPE!

God promises that after every "rain", there will be a rainbow.

"And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to HIS purpose."
Romans 8:28

"Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand."
Isaiah 41:10

Let's be FIGHTERS!

When has God turned your RAIN into a RAINBOW?


  1. Dear, dear friend. This was just the perfect word of encouragement that I needed to hear tonight. I'm not a good rain person - I get dowwwwn...

    And right now, emotionally, I feel a little soggy, sopping wet. Been a lotta rain lately.

    However, I'm learning how to be a fighter - I'm learning how to get back up again. Thank you for sharing those two particular Scriptures. They were very uplifting.

    God turns my rain into rainbows when I look up to the sky - when I don't focus on the rain, but focus on the Rainbow Maker. When I stop looking at the storm, and look at the Promise Keeper.

    GOD BLESS you, sister - I love you. (Even if you've severely dated yourself with a reference to the Carpenters. What's next - Bread?? Or is that my generation - and now I'm seriously dating MYSELF????)


  2. oh Sharon- I knew it was you even before I opened it.
    Feeling a little soggy, wet haired and droopy myself.

    Have I told you lately that I love you and you are a blessing in my life?
    I do and you are....


  3. Last week was a big one for me. He continues to open the big umbrella of hope, grace and provision over my head. The colours of my rainbow gets brighter and brighter.

  4. D- I love your picture of God holding the umbrella of HOPE and GRACE and PROVISION over our heads....love it - thank you!


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