Hey friends, how are you today? How was your week? We’ve had an unequal mixture of sunshine and rain.  This week came with more sunny days, than rainy days; praise the Lord.  Today begins with a cloudy chance of meatballs; oops I meant rain.  

the reflection of the trees in the puddles

Right now, there is a birdie outside my window, condemning her friend because she pushed her baby out of the nest too soon (or so she thought). The chick didn’t seem to have mastered the skill of flying, for she allowed the humans (can you believe it! Humans; yes, it was their yard, but still!) to touch her.  The mama bird was not having it, she fully defended herself and reminded her friend that she was there all the time, keeping an eye on her chick.  She was never out of her sight, even though she, (the chick and her friend) did not know that, (which they should, because this isn’t her first rodeo). Sounds familiar… like maybe something the Lord said?  Anyway… how was your week?

The cloudy, gloomy, rainy days, sometimes, make it hard for me to be a thankful and grateful human, especially when these days linger and linger.  When I was younger;When I was a teenager, our youth leader asked us to write a few things for which we were grateful.  I could not think of one thing! I sat there for quite a while, without writing anything.  He made his way over to me and suggested that I write facts; like my sight, my speech, my hearing.  

I didn’t think these were things to be grateful for, because everyone I knew, had their sight, speech and hearing.  I wanted things that were all mine and just mine alone (that me-ism trait was definitely at the forefront).  But then I had an epiphany. The only reason, I thought these things were not blessings was because I believed it was owed to me.  I believed I was entitled to these blessings; that in some way, I had earned or was owed theses blessings.  

Forgive me, Lord, because even today, when I complain about my lot, I am in essence being ungrateful for the things, which I’ve been given.  I was never promised that everything in my life will always be perfect, but still I am blessed beyond measure.  Primarily because I have a God, Who promised to never leave me and because of His Presence, I can always have sunshiny days.  

golfing with my sweetheart
thrifted flats and freshly painted nails
puddles with the reflection of the nearby trees
beautiful sunshine days
beautiful rainy days
beauty of creation
sunshine is in sight
might be time for a siesta
everyone, including the moth likes my sweetheart
Lord, I am thankful for shiny things, like this pen

Sunshiny days depend on me. When my days are filled with rain, I can remember to find comfort and safety under the Shadow of His Wings and there, I will find that sunshine waiting for me. Psalm 91:4 He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.

How was your week?


  1. It’s been a great day today! Just sat on the porch a little ago with clouds looming in. All of a sudden the wind has picked up like a hurricane! Looks like rain is on the horizon…Love your pics and great reminder that God has promised He will always be there through the sun and through the rain! 🤗

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  2. Hi, the tree reminds me of a maple tree that you only find in certain areas. God bless you and your family.


  3. I was feeling this type of way as I was writing my latest post – and today is also the first decent sunny day that NW Ohio/SE Michigan has had in weeks! Farmers have had it rough in our area because they couldn’t plant since it has been so wet. Good word to be reminded of lately.

    Blessings to you and yours! ❤️

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  4. It’s Texas hot and we have been plagued with too many thunderstorms and tornadoes this year. So much destruction but I’ve seen people face the damages and the cameras claiming blessings in the name of Jesus. Now that is amazing Sonshine!

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  5. I’m new to your blog but I LOVE this. It’s been hot and rainy all week in South Florida with the exception of today (Thank You Jesus). A friend reminded me while I was griping about the rain to enjoy and be glad in the rainy day as God created it (Psalm 118:24). When we make it rain in heaven with our praise and gratitude, God in heaven will make it rain with blessings on earth.

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  6. Rain yesterday. I thought it was going to rain today, but it became sunny! Another great reminder that the type of day we have depends on our attitude and intention 🙂 I needed that today because I have been cranky, lol. No reason to be cranky, we have everything we need in our God. God Bless!

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    • 😂😂 the crankiness, I understand, Maybe it’s a women’s thing, usually I have to figure out where it’s coming from and then I bring it to the Lord. He always takes care of these pesky crankiness and literally come out of nowhere 😂😂 God bless you, my friend

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