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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Practicing Rain


I went out for a walk and saw this lovely tulip today. And then I came home to find the rain pants that I ordered had arrived. I am packing for a pilgrimage to Iona (Scotland) and we are planning to spend a lot of time outside, no matter what the weather. So my little walk in the rain today was a warm up.

The rain certainly adds a lovely dimension to already lovely things.

So, bring it, clouds and wind and rain. I am going on a pilgrimage.



Glorify the Lord, you angels and all powers of the Lord, *
    O heavens and all waters above the heavens.
Sun and moon and stars of the sky, glorify the Lord, *
    praise him and highly exalt him for ever. 

Glorify the Lord, every shower of rain and fall of dew, *
    all winds and fire and heat.
Winter and Summer, glorify the Lord, *
    praise him and highly exalt him for ever. 

Glorify the Lord, O chill and cold, *
drops of dew and flakes of snow.
Frost and cold, ice and sleet, glorify the Lord, *
    praise him and highly exalt him for ever. 

Glorify the Lord, O nights and days, * 
    O shining light and enfolding dark.
Storm clouds and thunderbolts, glorify the Lord, *
    praise him and highly exalt him for ever. 


(BCP 88)














7 comments:

  1. Have a wonderful time Penny and let's hope you don't need the rain pants (whatever they are).
    Beautiful photo of the poor drowning tulip.

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    1. Thanks, Ray! I expect I will need them. It will be ok. I can stay relatively dry and still go out exploring.

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  2. Oo, when will you be there, Penny? I've made one brief visit to Iona (a day trip from Mull) and absolutely loved it. Have a really blessed time, whatever the weather.

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    1. I arrive in Glasgow April 24 and fly back on May 3. It's gonna be great!

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    2. That means you and I will be in Scotland at the same time, even if too far away to bump into each other. I do hope the weather settles down for your visit.

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    3. Cool! Wish we would be closer. Since we are there for 10 days, surely a few of them will be sunny?!? We went to Skye 25 years ago, just for two days, and it poured the whole time.

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    4. Fingers crossed you'll get a normal British mixture of sunshine and showers. Iona is on the western edge of Mull and may well have less rain than the more mountainous islands like Skye.

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