Spring Rain

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Spring Rain

Spring rain softly falling
Quiet reflective moments
Peaceful tranquility for a weary soul

Melodious serenade of birds
The sounds of heaven
Softly permeates tender hearts

Gentle breeze rustles through trees
Voice of God tenderly whispering
“Rest my child – be still in Me”

Patty Beggs June 2016


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It starts with a low rumble
As the sun shines brightly
Off in the distance clouds gather
First white, and then gray turning black
Ominous and foreboding
Rain pours down from the heavens
Darkness sets in
Wind blows and hail begins
Trees bent cowering in the storm
The clouds begin to scatter
First black, then gray then white
Foreboding replaced with stillness
Light shows the way
Rain turns to  mist as the rumble fades
Trees stand tall no longer afraid
As the thunderstorm goes its way
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The Calm After The Storm

A road in Montoursville (a little north of where I work) Picture courtesy of: NorthCentral PA.com

First I would like to say thank you for all your well wishes and prayers. Yesterday we watched the storm make landfall in NJ and NY we were all anxious of what the next phase of Super Storm Sandy would be as she made her way up into Pennsylvania. 

We are thankful that we did not lose power and were spared a lot of damage from the high winds and rain. Although the center of the storm center will hit us this evening, the worse is over. 

Tonight into tomorrow our creeks and the Susquehanna River will rise so there will be some flooding in the low lining areas but the prediction is for minimal flooding.  Considering most people living along the creeks and our river have recently returned to their homes that were damaged in last years storms, that is good news, indeed.

Now we have the calm after the storm as we put the past 36 hours of preparation behind us. Water jugs will be emptied, debris from trees and neighbors yard decorations will be cleaned up, and flashlights stored away as we resume our lives.

It is still raining – a steady, heavy rain that seems to cry along with us at the devastation of our eastern shores.

Unlike the Southern, New England and Canadian coasts we were spared.  Our hearts go out to those who lost their homes and to the families who lost loved ones.  It is a long road to recovery – not only rebuilding homes but in rebuilding their lives. I pray for those who lives were shattered, that they will experience God’s presence during this difficult time and find the peace and comfort of God’s love as they begin to pick up the pieces and put their lives back together.