Rainy Day Smiles

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🔷Thank you for this rainy day Papa God. Thank you for this “snuggle-up-in-your-arms” kind of day! Not only that, but your song was with me during the night! “The Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime: And His song will be with me in the night.” Psalm 42:8 NASB
🔹Rainy, dreary days can get you down in a hurry, and even depressed! David knew firsthand about this. “Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul? Why are you crying the blues? Fix my eyes on God – soon I’ll be praising again. He puts a smile on my face. He’s my God. When my soul is down in the dumps, I rehearse everything I know of you. God promises to love me all through the night! My life is God’s prayer.” Psalm 42:5,6,8 MSG
🔹When we rehearse, (think about) everything that our Papa God has done for us, we can’t help but smile!
🔹Your beauty shines bright through the rain of this day! “For God is sheer beauty, all-generous in love, loyal always and ever.” Psalm 100:5 MSG

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The Author

Hey there....so glad you dropped by! My name is Elizabeth Maxwell, but everyone knows me as "Beth." I am the wife to Kevin Maxwell of 35 years. We have 3 grown sons, one daughter-in-law, and our adopted daughter Maria. God laid on our hearts to experience the adoption journey in 2000. Our sweet Maria is special needs and from Bulgaria. God has truly been with us every step of the way on our journey with her. I live in the beautiful foothills state of Tennessee. I love my beautiful Tennessee home. From the foothills to the whippoorwills, God's beauty shines forth here. I love to laugh often. I enjoy old movies, reading books, and I love to sing southern gospel songs, especially the ones with a little bit of country. I love my sweet little job, working with Kindergartners...and yes "kids do say the darndest things!" I am encouraged by God's word and I love to dig into it. I am by no means a scholarly expert, but I do delight in His encouragement for me. I am a friend of God...after all, God's got my back! And not just my back - "He goes before me." (Deuteronomy 31:8) "He's right beside me." (Hebrews 13:5) and, "He surrounds me on every side." (Psalm 125:2) These verses remind me that I am not alone while traveling on this "Journey Called Life!" Won't you travel with me? While on this journey, I may share a recipe, a book, or even a movie or song that I love....but most of all I want to share God's word with you. My prayer is that you will be encouraged, and know that you are not alone on this journey called life!

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