Thursday, March 10, 2011


Gene Kelly in singing in the of my favorite scenes in a movie ever.
Today in Florida it is POURING rain.
Not the gentle sweet rain....but buckets!

Our Ash Wednesday service last night at church was amazing.
I l.o.v.e. my church....during and after the service you could feel the Holy Spirit whispering...
we are all in this together...
(no I am not going to break into a High School musical song).
It was beautiful to watch each family recieve ashes on their forehead.
To hear from Gods word...through the hearts of those sharing.
To sing the good news...loud and clear!
To watch the children and teens praise Jesus on this special day.

From dust we were created to dust we will return...
Rain washes those ashes away.
Today is the perfect day for rain.
What needs to be washed away...will be...what needs to remain will remain.
God is so good.

Rain brings beauty like this...

...and nourishment like this.

I love Jesus.
I love how He has seasons of reminding us who we are...who He is....and who we are in Him.

It is a beautiful day.
The sun is no where to be found.
But the SON is everywhere in this day!

Praying for you today...that the ashes are washed away in His time and Name and Power...
and that the anticipation of what is to come begins to grow in your heart.

"But as for me, I shall sing of Your strength;
Yes, I shall joyfully sing of your lovingkindness in the morning,
For You have been my stronghold and a refuge in the day of my distress.
O my strength, I will sing praises to you;
For God is my stronghold, the God who shows me lovingkindness." Psalm 59 16-17

Singing in the rain,


  1. Beautiful post Tracey. I love rainy days for many reasons, the symbol of being washed clean for a new tomorrow is definitely one of them.

  2. The service was wonderful last night. We were sitting behind the teens from Epic. I loved listening to them sing!

  3. Love this Tracey..
    so precious! \0/

    Deborah xo

  4. This is a beautiful post Tracey. It poured rain over in Tampa today as well. Much needed. Thanks for sharing and have a blessed Lent season.

  5. Amen! Beautiful!

  6. Beautiful words and photos! Thanks for sharing!
    xoxo, cat

  7. What a beautifully positive spin on something that could normally be seen as very annoying. Lovely post!

    Best wishes,

  8. Love that movie, and your photos are beautiful!

  9. Thanks for the sweet comment today. Which reminds me...where have you been? I am worried you are taking another big break from blogging. Don't stay gone too long!

  10. LOVELY pictures. :-)
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  11. Thanks for staying in touch with me, as I am certain now that you are on hiatus! You and Tara must be doing wonderful things instead! I think of you and hope all is well with you, the family and life in general. Thanks for the recipe for taking the stink out of the shells - I will use that when we get home {no bleach here}! Take care sweet friend!