Friday, July 18, 2008


O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary. Psalms 63:1-2

Here in Flagstaff, Arizona we're in the midst of monsoon season. It's crazy, but I've lived here for almost 15 years and still can't get used to calling our rainy season The Monsoons. A monsoon to me conjures up geography lessons about rain forests in Brazil or severe storms in Africa. Even growing up in Colorado they were just called severe thunderstorms.

At any rate, we've had afternoon thunderstorms for several days now, and they will most likely last through the end of July and hopefully beyond. The great thing is that, until last year and for the last five years before that, we were in severe draught, so, the rains have been a much-needed refreshment for these parched lands of northern AZ.

Now, this post isn't meant to be a weather forecast, how boring would that be?! But it did get me to thinking about how at times we can become spiritually parched and feel like we are in a personal draught.

We shout Where is the rain? Bring on the monsoons, Lord.

Someone once told me when you feel like your in a spiritual desert, make the best of it and make yourself some cactus jelly. Well, I guess that's well and good if you're planning on pitching your tent in the hot, dusty desert--after all you gotta have something to eat. I may be in the Sahara, but I'm going through it, and I won't be needing a MOtel thank-you-very-much.

If you're in need of some fresh rains for your parched and thirsty soul, or better yet, a mighty downpour, hang on because your just one prayer away! Be refreshed today!

He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that water the earth. Psalm 72:6



  1. What a great way to put things. I know sometimes we feel parched, but there is always a place where the well runs deep with the waters of life.

    Thanks for sharing Brenda.


  2. I'm glad that you're a lefty! And OF COURSE we're special. =)

    I was curious, why have you decided to go organic specific on dairy? I've heard some stuff about the hormones in it being bad for girls or something, is that why?

  3. Brenda, I bet your monsoons come nowhere close to those in say South America or even the area that is lables SEA ( South east Asia) there the rains really com down.

  4. brenda, we are here in utar, and we haven't had your rains that you talk about, maybe we haven't been praying hard enough

  5. Hi Brenda, Im on the blogging buddies list that Linda mailed out. I just wanted to say hello!

  6. Very great post...sorry I'm just now getting here...had alot going on. Have a good week my friend, and thank you so much for all of your kind comments on my blog.

  7. I know I keep telling you this..but I feel like I should say it again. Thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog. They mean so much to me and it is so nice to have someone out there being so kind. You are truly a sweet and caring person...

    Thank you. Love, Jess


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