A is for Aggravation!!!
Here it is 11: 30 at night. My blog all completed and Words for Wednesdays finished and blogspot would neither save nor post!! So I decided to wait a while and then I go back only to find half the post is missing and unsaved. So I start again. And that's aggravation! So I guess I will join Mrs. Nesbitt's alphabet posting, with A is for aggravation.
Denise, will you please let me know how I link up to your other players? I don't know what "Mr. Linky" is, but I do know how to link from my post. But where do I link to?
Look at that rain! I think, this is only the second rainstorm since last April.
The rain is gushing out of the downspout (center of photo) outside the patio window which is designed to keep the water away from the house. It certainly came down hard. That was yesterday, we had a similar downpour today and we were out in it going for doctor and dentist appointments. We even had tornado warnings. Not much traffic on the roads thank goodness. The weather man has been warning us all weekend. As I sat in my doctor's office I could see the trees being swirled around and I thought, (having lived in Minnesota for five years), "that looks like tornado winds." A worse rainstorm is supposed to come tomorrow and Thursday. Fortunately we don't have to go out in it. I realize that you who live elsewhere think we Southern Californians make a big fuss about a little bit of weather. Problem is, we have a lot of oil on the roads from so many dry months, and that makes for conditions like icy roads. In addition, we have many hills, river valleys, gullies and washes that soon fill up and sweep their way down to the ocean.
Meanwhile, here we are all safe and warm trying our hand at water color painting. This is Kay's first time at painting, never mind water colors. I haven't had much experience in proper water-color style either.
We found a picture of three horses heads that we liked and tried to copy it. Not sure if we will show you the results yet! We will leave the table all set up for painting so that we can do some more tomorrow evening and Thursday.
"The sun shines on the good and on the evil and the rain falls on the just and the unjust" Matthew 5:45
If good things happened only to Christians, then everyone would want to be a Christian. But for the wrong reason. If your children only love you to get things from you, you would not think much of their love. But we have One who loves us -- the One who is the Great Creator and who is the Perfect Sacrifice. We were born with sin in our souls, but God will forgive us for that sin if we ask Him, and eventually it will be removed forever.
That's why bad things happen to good people and conversely, good things happen to bad people. Never mind what we deserve, if we sincerely ask for our sins to be forgiven we will be forgiven. In the mean time we live in a mixed up world where evil is called good and good is called evil. Yet
there is the same opportunity for putting things right for all of us. No-one is better than any one else. We only have to ask Him sincerely. He hears us!