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Blessings this Week: 04.29.2016 Edition

The antidote for rainy days isn't sunshine- it's learning to find the blessing in the rain.

small blue purple flowers by tree trunk

Speaking of rainy days... we've had a lot of them this week. Thankfully, I have plenty of inside work to get done, and the rain is making things bloom and grow all around us.

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There's a little bird building a nest on the edge of the garage- I see her hard at work in the mornings through the window by my bed. 

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dog in creek on leash red collar black lab swimming

Bear got some nice long runs in this week, even with all the rain. There's nothing better than standing chest-deep in the water to rest his paws.

All the stream beds, the creeks, and even our little pond are filling up with water because of all this rain.

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Toward the end of the week, the weather really cooled down- which meant we put our fireplace to good use. 

Some of the logs we've got stocked up in our sheds have some really interesting shapes. 

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That wood smoke smell that lingers on my clothes and in my hair- so cozy. 

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rain through window gravel road field drops

Rain through my window. 

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Just in case you missed it... 

This week we continued the series on the Bible with some practical tips about what to do when the Bible makes no sense

I also shared about a Bible study that I just completed, and why I liked it so much!

Facebook has been particularly tricky lately for the Speckled Goat- apparently, several people "liked" the Facebook page this week, which angered the FB powers-that-be and they've decided to show my posts to all of five people. Thrilling. 

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Have a wonderful weekend, and don't forget to count your blessings!

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  1. Love your pictures and the rainy day reminders to be thankful! - Amy

  2. Looks like fun times that bring some relaxation with them. Very interesting log! Thanks for linking up #lifeislovely