February 19, 2013

Commuting With Crising


"The rain began again. It fell heavily, easily, with no meaning or intention but the fulfillment of its own nature, which was to fall and fall."

Helen Garner 

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TODAY, as was yesterday, drizzles continuously invade, making the workday snooze-friendly.  I wrestle with the urge to stay under my warm blanket and stay underneath it the whole day. The cold invades my bones and it pokes at my Carpal Tunnel. Movement is a must.

"Oh how lovely it would be to read the word and journal to my heart's delight," I silently croon.  But that is not possible for the Boss would demand explanation for the no show.

Humnnn, to tarry and slow-down is so inviting.   But on the other hand, that is a nasty way to welcome Miss Lazy to your room. I decide instead not to give-in.  So I lift up drowsy head from the pillow, shed crumpled cotton off and pad to the bathroom.

The cold shower successfully wakes my sleeping nerves. Then after the morning rituals, out I go under the drenching sky.  Umbrellas go up as the slow march to the stop begins.  

The public commute is harder in normal sunshiny days but a pain more during rainy.  Some difficulty but patience to abide is my choice.  The commuter fills and we huddle together in the seats.  No irritating space haggling is necessary today because the cold is switching on the sisterly and brotherly warm side-by-side hug.  

While on the road to the office, I take time to close my eyes to savor the nice early morning air washed by the heavenly shower.  The earth and I are in sacred harmony.  "We, that has breath, Praise the living God!" I love being drenched and soaked with my Father's love as the soft droplets keep pouring outside our commuter.

Praises to the Father escapes my breath.  Gratefulness to Him who gifts me with a brand-new and newly cleansed day! "Thank you Father, for this day, with its new hopes and new mercies."  And I begin my litany of pleas for my family, friends (especially my COF), my works and co-workers, my church, my community and my country, and oh for the whole world too.  I thank God, the Father of heavenly lights and gifts, for everything..... and to be quietly riding with Crising.  

The sun is still in its place as well as the planets and the stars even when I barely spot them.  I have that great faith in the one who holds them in their regular course.  He is also holding me steady and secure.  And you too!


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The effect of the cold front from the north is good for us where we are in the Pacific.  But when it is met by a Low-Pressure-Area, a tropical depression brews.  Thus, rainy days is expected on its path.  The name of the TP hovering over us is "Crising."  And she has been my traveling companion since yesterday.  Forecast has it for three days or more. She has made sweaters, raincoats and umbrellas to get out of hiding.  Today I am donning them with my own soul sweater, Him and His glory.

They warm my soul and tugs at my heart, to breathe out petitions for places greatly affected where the eye of the depression is.  I pray for those who haven't gotten over last years,' which caused a lot of damage and took lives and homes in its wake.  May God spare them and may this time it will be weaker that the other.

How is your day?  What are your musings?  May you be fine and may He continue to shine in your days, no matter what the weather is.  For didn't God promise the rainbow to remind Him not to flood again the earth like in Noah's time?


"Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit."



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Don't let the rain dampen your spirit.

And I like to just link to this status by a very good friend of mine in her FB.  We feel the same during light drizzles.  The pitter-patter of the soft droplets makes our soul find rest in His steadfast Love.

Hosea 6:3
FROM AN FB FRIEND

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27 comments:

  1. Praying for you sweet friend, love you.

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  2. Very beautiful. Rigjt now, didn't sleep much last night for thebreason I didnt know, I wish I just can stay in bed. But work have to be done and be thaankful too that I have one.
    You reminded me to pray in anywhere and anytime.
    Bless you dear and you are in my prayer too:)

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    1. As you are in mine, Joy. Bless you and keep warm. I could see the snow covered ground where you live.

      Yes, we thank God for all the things we have and His faithfulness daily.

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  3. Thank you for the glimpse into your day... and your heart, Lolita. I think we can all relate to wanting to stay in bed and listen to the rain from inside... you are in my prayers and i think you for yours!

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    1. Yes, Pam. You are in my thoughts every day. Bless you! Thanks for making me into your own prayer list.

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  4. Hi Joy, this is a lovely post. I love it when it drizzles, not a heavy downpour, just a gentle rain.

    Glad to see you back on blogville!

    Blessings
    Lidia

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    1. Yes, gentle rain is to me a reminder of God's gentleness and mercy to us all. Thanks for the visit, Sis Lidia.

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  5. My Lolita, thank you for sharing your heart with us. It warmed me inside, put a smile on my face, and sent a hug and prayer to our Father as a thanks for bringing you into my life. Your post blessed me. May you have a Sonny day! I love you, Lolita!

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  8. Lolita,

    I could see the rainy morning and commute through your eyes here. Thanks.

    Regarding your comment, seeing teens (and adults) chasing after God's heart thrills me too -- and it's my desire for myself too.

    Thanks for praying for us this weekend.

    Jennifer Dougan
    www.jenniferdougan.com

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    1. Blessings to you and for your ministry, Jen.

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  11. Hi Sis Lolita. Dropping by again to say that I nominated you in my last post. Hope you find time to visit:)

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    1. Thank you, Sis Joy. What a joy to always see you with your smile.

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    2. Dropping by to say hello and to say that I am missing a post.from you:)

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  12. I love rainy days! To me it's refreshing. Like His grace! :) Thanks for visiting me and I pray all is well with you sister. I had those "anonymous" spammers and I changed my comment setting for those who have Google accounts so they can't leave comments as "anonymous"...May God's protection be over our blogs. Blessings to you.

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    1. Rosel, thanks for reminding me of those anonymous comments.

      Blessings to you.

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  13. We had some rain about two weeks ago, it was cold windy but I still had some wood left to burn in the fireplace and several good book just itching to be read on my Kindle. I love the wind but not a fan of cold rain unless I can stay inside. The cold makes my joints hurt worst. I love your sweet take on you rainy day...as alway you view all things through the Lord. Blessings my friend.

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    1. Yes, Betty. I was wondering if ever I would step on American soil probably NY or Canada, would my bones hold? But our rain here is not the cold type with the frost you have. We still have higher humidity in the tropics. That is why we welcome rain.

      Blessings, my dear friend.

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  14. Lolita,

    Oh, me too, friend.

    Thanks for your honesty.

    Jennifer Dougan
    www.jenniferdougan.com

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  15. Lolita,

    Thanks for stopping by my post "Sneaking Romance into the Work Week." There were some Vietnamese, Thai, and other Asian foods there at the global market, but I didn't seen any specific Filipino foods listed. Drat. :( What are your favorite dishes to make?

    Thanks for stopping in.

    Jennifer Dougan
    www.jenniferdougan.com

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    1. Oh, I love Italian dishes especially Pasta and Pizza. Our Filipino meals are somewhat mix-cultured. I like stews and casseroles also. Filipino Foods are mostly out of Spanish and Chinese descent due to their influence.

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Thanks for your company. I am glad you are here. Your encouraging word is appreciated. It brings joy like a cool breeze on a hot day. GBU!