Posted by Rachel

Just wanted to give a small taste of my past two weekends of travel, until I have time to update more.

This first picture is from my time in Dallas May 15-17, visiting Tim and Crystal. Jillian and Kimberly also joined me from FL, and Kenny is the other person to mention in the below picture outside of the Richardson Wildflower festival. Elvis impersonator? Check.

Next up? Memorial Day weekend in Chicago with great friends. Here is the whole group from LETU and a few more, on the boat where we "officially" celebrated Steve's graduation in style, though I submit that the whole weekend was a celebration of amazing friendships in a great city. FUN!

Raindrops keep falling on my head  

Posted by Rachel

I'm sitting on my back porch... listening to the crazy rain (that has been going non-stop since yesterday morning), journaling, thinking, praying, processing...A LOT of stuff.

It's been a long time since we've had this sort of rain, and I'm kinda loving it, though it doesn't really help my semi-somber mood. Oh well, at least it matches it.

I have had a lot of heavy stuff on my heart lately, and so I have been feeling a void when it comes to blog topics, but I just wanted to share my love for the rain (as long as I'm inside and not out in it) and assure anyone who does read this that I am, in fact, alive.

And, wouldn't it be just like God to provide me with a fitting piece of Scripture to be memorizing these past few weeks. It's a good one... you should commit it to memory with me. Especially fitting when life isn't looking exactly like you think it should, and it feels like a lot of rain is pouring on top of you instead. Choose joy.

Habakkuk 3:17-20

17 Though the fig tree does not bud
and there are no grapes on the vines,
though the olive crop fails
and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen
and no cattle in the stalls,

18 yet I will rejoice in the LORD,
I will be joyful in God my Savior.

19 The Sovereign LORD is my strength;
he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
he enables me to go on the heights.

Be encouraged with me.