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El Niño - Singing in the Rain?

Being at the foot of a mountain, April showers at the Cove are a drenching, sopping, full immersion experience. And I love it!! I love the rain, the sprinkle, the drizzle, the showers. Why??? Because April showers bring May flowers.

"Without clouds, the rain can't wash the land
Without rain, the grass won't hide the sand
Without grass, the flower's bloom won't grow
Without pain, the joy in life won't show"

The Desert Shall Bloom
Living on the liquid West Coast, it is very easy to grumble about and take for granted the "showers of blessing" that come our way in April. Yet in many, many parts of the world, the very rain clouds we mutter about are the very gift of life itself. Just ask your average Ethiopian how they feel when (and if) "April showers" come. They rejoice... they celebrate. . . they break into joyous thanksgiving! As a prophet of old once said,, "The desert and the parched land will be glad, the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. Like the crocus, it will burst into bloom; it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy" (Isaiah 35.)

California? Thanks, we'll stay right here eh?

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