Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Dancing In The Rain
























This picture was taken near James River State Park. There was a storm coming over the mountain. These are cows, but it is the best picture I have to share, today! 

Yesterday, my friend Jessica posted a facebook status that spoke to my heart. She lives in upstate South Carolina. Her status read something like this, "My horses are dancing in the rain. I have never seen anything like this!"

As I pondered her words I could see the horses enjoying the rain. It seems these magnificent creatures appreciated the rain in a profound way. "They danced!" Do we dance when the rain comes?

Today, I am making a new commitment to "dance" when the rain comes in my life! I will never look at the rainy seasons of life in the same way!

Dancing in the rain,

Andrea

60 comments:

Finally Free said...

Good Morning Andrea,

Your post made me smile. I have had a rough two days physically. I love the picture of the horses "dancing in the rain".

Blessings,
Tammy

Marydon said...

Oh, Andrea! Savannah is GORGEOUS! I love her precious profile so intently studying her artwork in progress.

It was great talking with you yesterday ... having walked in those shoes, my heart goes out to both of you ladies ... it isn't easy, the pain sticks like a knife ... but time will soften the blow, the knowledge, the reality of it all ... it doesn't mean you have to accept it or like it tho.

You are so precious Andrea. 'Hi' to happy hubs.

Happy & lovely 4th.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Debra Kaye said...

Thank you my sister, my friend.

Pet said...

Great post, I need to dance more.

Blessings!

Divine Mrs D said...

That is beautiful!! I agree that I need to dance more. I'm working on it!

Loren said...

Oh Andrea! I am dancing with you! Singing praises unto HIM for when the storm passes HE will be with us and we will be MORE like HIM!

I love you!

RCUBEs said...

I remember when I was little, when the rain started pouring, my bros. and I would go out and just have fun soaking in the rain. Running. Chasing each other. It was a good feeling. Beautiful pic! God bless sister.

Lynn said...

Andrea, Your post really touched my heart today.. I need to learn to dance in the rain...

Thank you for visiting my blog today! I always love hearing from you my friend.

Have a wonderful day!

Blessings,
~Lynn

myletterstoemily said...

well, those of us who are already singing
in the rain should not have a difficult
time dancing in it.

i would have loved to see those horses.

Debbie said...

This was a GREAT post...and you are so right. Dancing in the rain is what we all need to do more of. Have a good day. HUGS, Debbie

Sara said...

Oh how I love to dance in the rain!

Dancing with you,
Sara

Cathy Davis said...

Beautiful! Thank you for being an encouragement to me! You always stop by and leave a sweet note on my posts and I really appreciate it.

Christine said...

Sometimes I dance a fast dance and other times it's a s-l-o-w dance.
Either way, I try to keep dancing.

Shinny Upatree said...

Dancing -- whether in the rain or otherwise -- also burns calories! Another reason to do it.

Laura said...

I want to dance with you, Andrea! This is so beautiful and really lifts my spirits today.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Hello, Andrea...I have seen you around, and have wanted to visit for some time...and have finally made it! And I'm so glad I did...we have a lot in common...it appears...you homeschool? That's fabulous! And you are a sister! I can't wait to get to know you better! I hope you will not mind if I follow you! :-)) ~Janine XO

Rita said...

I am absolutely thrilled that we got rain yesterday and it is so much cooler this morning here in east Texas. I like what you said, "I will never look at the rainy seasos of life in the same way." Makes you think, eh? Bless you for this post. My "rainy seasons" of life have had me in the dumps lately. But I need to "dance" instead.

INSIDE THE SHRINK said...

Thank you for your prayers Andrea. Their working, praise God.

Renee said...

This post brought up a memory from years ago when my oldest daughter and I went out in the rain and danced...of course when rain comes in the form of trials it is harder, but such a good reminder!
God bless.....

Lynda Young said...

Beautiful!

Dancing,
Lyn

Girly Muse said...

What a beautiful picture!!!

He & Me + 3 said...

Wonderful post...very thought provoking. I hope that I can dance in the rain too.
Hugs,
mimi

Graceful said...

I admit, I have trouble dancing even when it's sunny, never mind in the rain. But I do love your optimism here -- it's contagious!

My Grama's Soul said...

What a sweet post and an inspiring image.

Xo

Jo

Denise said...

I will dance with you sis, love you.

Dean Spencer said...

That is a great analogy. It does make you wonder if we truly thank God for the good and the bad. Even in the rain...great post!

Jackie said...

Great post, Andrea! We had rain here in AZ today which is rare and I love'd every drop of it!! It reminded me of the rains of the Spirit suddenly showering upon His own......Rain seemed to be the theme the Lord has been speaking and encouraging me with today....Bring the rain Lord....we'll dance and rejoice in You!!

Thanks for sharing!!

Sweet Blessings!
Jackie

Mari said...

What a pretty picture! I love seeing the sky like that. The thought of the horses dancing in the rain is so neat and I like the idea of looking at our rainy seasons in the same way!

vanilla said...

Consider the horses in the field
How they dance;
For man in all his wisdom
Is not joyful as these!

The French Bear said...

Hi Andrea, sorry it's been awhile, I have some catching up to do. Love the post...I love to smell the rain and listen to it's music as it falls! The air is fresh and it makes me think of all the pain that may be erased as it washes the world clean!!! I would love to see horses dance in the rain, that would be a picture to see!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Angie said...

I like this post a lot - it's a good reminder that we need to rejoice in the good & the bad.

May God bless you dear friend, in the sunshine and the rain.

Jeanette Levellie said...

Dearest Andrea: I love the imaagery of horses dancing in the rain. Wish I could see it for real!

We think of rain as a negative, but in Scripture it's a good thing. Washing away the grime of sin, giving new growth, and a type of the Holy Spirit's outpouring.

May Jesus dance with you, dear.

Together We Save said...

What a wonderful thought... horses dancing in the rain, as you said we all need to dance more often.

David C Brown said...

So far as I can see almost any rain referred to in the Scriptures after the deluge is blessing. "My doctrine shall drop as rain", Moses says.

Let there be showers of blessing!

Kristie said...

What a beautiful picture and what a sight that must have been to see the horses dancing!

Just Be Real said...

Andrea, thank you for the inspiring post. Blessings dear one.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

gorgeous picture....so soothing and peaceful...Have a
Happy 4th....

Dee said...

I am so glad I stopped by..I think I have forgotten how to dance in the rain. Thanks for inspiring me to try again. Your little Savannah is adorable and I love the artistic focus she has.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

so HAPPY to see you at farmhouse, my friend

kary

koralee said...

Love this image...wishing you a blessed 4th of July my friend. xoxo

Karen said...

This is one of those "pictures from God" to send us a love letter we will remember. Thank you. God bless you.

Lisa Buffaloe said...

Love this, Andrea!

Blessings and a gentle cyber-hug!

Tammi said...

oh wow! I was just on another sister's blog, and when I wrote the word "IndependAnce" I stopped because I realized that was spelled wrong. Supposed to be: IndependEnce, with an "e." HOWEVER, after reading YOUR blog post I believe I've found a new way to spell indepenDANCE...with an "a"! :) The freedom that is found in dancing, IN THE RAIN! OH WOW. Love the mental picture here. Thanks for sharing!

Cathy said...

That is a gorgeous picture and wonderful post. Blessings ~

homeschool101 said...

O I love this, I love the title to. Lol. Have a great weekend and holiday Andrea. Prayers and Hugs coming your way. Blessings my friend.

Jesson And Rey Ann said...

nice post, keep on blogging!

Peter Stone said...

Great photo, I love the way the sunshine breaks through the clouds. And what an encouraging way to look at life's storms.

Just Be Real said...

Added hugs to you Andrea. ((((Andrea))))

Rebecca said...

Keep dancing in the rain - standing on the Rock. No chaos around you (us) is stronger than He who is IN us!

Diane said...

I love God's glory shining down in your picture! :O)

CountryBlessings@Lakewood said...

Great post...we all need to dance...rain or shine!
Blessings,
Cindy

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

It is raining in Eastern Oregon today, too. I'm getting tired of the rain, but this post reminds me to find the joy even when the sun isn't shining. Thank you! Love the pic.

Regina said...

Such wonderful post and capture Andrea.
Love to dance in the rain.

Blessings.
xo

Nancy said...

What a beautiful, pristine picture. I think those cows are dancing a slow dance. When troubles come, I could do a slow worshipful dance with my Lord, even though I probably wouldn't want to do a jig.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

What a wonderful post. I am so happy you share your friends words with us.
Yes we should be like the horses and dance in the rain.
Love
Maggie

abitosunshine said...

Beautiful photo and thoughts! The sky unfolds in a waterfall of light; love it!

Blessings & a bit o' sunshine!
Ruthi

ps...I've snagged your button and am placing it at http://abitosunshineloveandwriting.blogspot.com ... I do hope you'll come snag mine, too..:-)

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

I love walking in the rain! I did not know if Sitka would be writing this weekend, so I came here to wish you a happy Fourth!

Relyn said...

What a gorgeous, beautiful image!

I was just dropping in to wish you and yours the happiest Independence Day. May your day be full! May you enjoy laughter shared with family, great food shared with friends, fireworks to make you gasp, a lump in your throat at the anthem, and a full and grateful heart at all we have been given. Happy Fourth of July, my friend!

Mariel said...

what a good reminder! I think back to a time I literally danced in the rain in the mountains...with a boy I really liked. But I certainly needed the reminder to dance now...even though I am a wife and mom...all the more do I need to remember to DANCE!

Diana said...

Yes I dance in the rain! I love the rain as much as my garden does. Although I also enjoy sleeping while it's raining as it is sooo relaxing! Horses dancing in the rain, now that would be an awesome sight! Love Di ♥