Have you ever seen this? Automatic sprinklers running while its raining? Talk about wasted resources!
Now, this isn’t to say that I have a problem with sprinklers. In fact, I think irrigation is a good thing. God has created plants to need water and also provides rain. But he has also given us dominion of the earth – and with that, the responsibility to take care of it.
However, unless we’re trying to set up an irrigation system in anticipation of the future, I believe that it is totally ludicrous for us to irrigate while God is providing rain. Unless God has directed us to do so, there is no need or reason for us to try to do what God is already doing.
All too often, however, we start something that is necessary at the time and then never check to see if it’s still needed. We set up a system and never actually manage it. We just turn it on and walk away. We pay our spiritual water bill and assume the investment of our resources is actually needed. Continue reading
It was raining this afternoon in Nashville. I popped out a question on Twitter, Facebook and around work because it seemed like the thing to do. I received some amazing responses, so I thought I’d post them here. Props are given and links to Twitter profiles (since they’re public).
Here’s the question I asked:
It’s raining in Nashville. What’s your favorite rain song? Mine is Raindrops are falling on my Head – B.J. Thomas.
Here are your kickin’ responses:
@stevegrossman – Purple Rain (Prince)
@thefourmckays – mine is “Singin’ In The Rain!”
@RAM1950 – Mine is Penny Lane. (…the fireman rushes in from the pouring rain, very strange.)
Derek Evenson – Feels like Rain (Buddy Guy)
Joe White – Raindrops are Fallin’ on my Head – B.J. Thomas
Nicole Vilhauer – I sing…”Rain, Rain Go Away!” especially in the winter! Although today it would be “Sing in the Rain” we need it!
Mindy Rott Mateuszczyk – I Wish it Would Rain Down – by Phil Collins.
Nicole Moore Batey – ‘Rainy Days and Mondays….’ : The Carpenters!!!!
Joe Veil - Lluvia caei by Enrique Iglesias Its in Spanish
Pamela Jean Syverson – Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain & Bring On The Rain
Jamie Crabtree – Thunder- Boys Like Girls. Shameless and unabashedly romantic.
Jesse Fletcher – CCR-Who’ll Stop the Rain
Rodger Shimp – It’s Raining Again – Supertramp
Kenn Stilger – My God Rains ! :)
Jamie Crabtree – Not necessarily a rain song, but Sara Bareilles “Come Round Soon” has some good lines in it about rain and thunder.
Chris Unick – “Thunderstorms and Neon Signs” – Wayne Hancock
Mike Wrye – God didn’t make little green apples and it don’t rain in indianopolis in the summertime (Roger Miller)
Katherine Entzminger – Rainy Days and Mondays
And my absolute favorite of the bunch (though I didn’t think of it): Continue reading