What A Difference the Rain Makes


I was out running errands the other day and, super inconveniently, buckets and buckets of rain were dumped on my path. There had to be flash flooding going on, at least I saw it happening in the streets.

I thought of how much easier my day would be if it weren’t for the rain. But I also though of how much we need rain. So while I’m inconvenienced by the darkness and rain of today, it’s necessary isn’t it?

Let’s think of what the rain does for the earth: it makes grass, plants and trees greener, helps them grow, and nourishes them. For my car, the pooled rain in the puddles washes the underbelly and the places even a carwash can’t reach.

I was reminded on that rainy day of how the “rain” we experience in our lives can do for ourselves what it does for the earth and our vehicles- help us grow and cleanse us.

So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you have to endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold- though your faith is far more precious than gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world. 1 Peter 1:6, 7

God can use trials to purify us, change us and make us grow in His name. Although the rain, the storms and the clouds (the hurricanes, tornadoes, etc…) are often scary and inconvenient, they alter our lives. They show us how not in control we are. But they also put us in a place of looking for something that is in control; something to help us, grow us, know us, cleanse us and change us.

His name is Jesus.

Matthew 5:45 says, “…He sends rain on the just and the unjust alike.” We can’t buy the prosperity gospel lie that if we are a Christian we will be void of rain. His grace, however, is always present for those who look to him for help even especially in the trials. After a storm what do we see in the sky? The rainbow. God’s glorious, gracious rainbow and promise to many generations to never flood the earth again, but also His faithfulness in all things.

I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble, but take heart I have overcome the world. John 16:33

The other day I spilled my coffee all over my kitchen. I didn’t know there was any still in the cup and while placing it in the dishwasher, I flipped it upside down and soon my white cabinets were covered with the smell and color of coffee. I rolled my eyes and thought, Really?! Why.!? I mean why.

Coffee everywhere.

But then I was reminded of John 16:33; that in this world I will spill my coffee. And it lightened my frustration with the inconvenience. In this world I will make mistakes. I will sin, others will sin. We will have spilt things, broken things, difficult people and hard times. In this world we will have dirty kitchens, lots of laundry and dishes (sorry, I had to add it!). In this world we will have trouble but because of Jesus we can take heart and have peace. We can laugh, learn and grow from the “rain”.

I know I mentioned several small, minor inconveniences; but if we recognize His presence and refining in the sprinkling of rain, we will do the same in the downpours, right?

What we experience here and now is nothing compared to the glory we will experience one day in Heaven. So we expect these trials. We are not surprised by these trials (even though I often am). We welcome the inconveniencing rain because it shows us that this place is not our home and it gives us the opportunity to turn to the One, the only One, who can help us deal with rain big or small, spilt coffee, trials, sin etc…

Turn to Him today. Say yes to Jesus moment by moment, day by day. May He refine us into His image until we are face-to-face with Him in glory. No more spilled coffee, no more rain, no more trials… just praise and glory and honor in Jesus.

If you have not placed your faith in Him, I urge you to. This world is going to get worse. We must have something to cling to when the rain comes…may it be Jesus.img_3506

GIVEAWAY! Plus information on some of my favorite children’s books, Little Kicker


****UPDATE Sandy is being released! So many praises. Her status was not Covid driven but low sodium. They have treated her and released her! Thank you for the prayers! 🙌🏼

Hi friends! I had this post scheduled for next Monday but am posting today because my Aunt Sandy, the author and illustrator of The Little Licker Book Series is in the hospital with complications from Covid and I’d like to ask for your prayers for her during this time!!

There is a giveaway in this post of a Little Kicker stuffed animal and the first book in their series. I’m changing how you can be entered, though! Just say a prayer for my Aunt Sandy and Uncle Sam and comment below that you prayed and you will be entered in the giveaway. I will announce the winner next Monday.

Thank you in advance, friends, for your prayers! We covet them greatly!

My Aunt Sandy and Uncle Sam Sprott

If you are a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle, I have something that you’re going to love as a gift for the children in your lives. Watch the video below on how to enter to WIN a Little Kicker plush donkey and the first book in the LK series.

Links to more information on LK below ♥️


Little kicker website: https://littlekicker.com/

Little Kicker FB page: https://m.facebook.com/LittleKickerBooks/

To be entered in the drawing, follow meetmeingthemornings.com here or on Instagram, @meetmeinthemornings OR say a prayer for my Aunt Sandy!

The Bible Reading Method That Changed My Life


Thank you for joining me on the series of how I study and apply God’s Word. I’m praying you have found a time, a plan, a purpose and a prayer to begin. The Lord is with you every step of the way! We worship Him when we read His Word.

Watch below for part THREE of three in the series. Notes below ♥️

First off, thank you, Kandi and Robby Gallaty for your book, “Growing Up”, but also for the H.E.A.R method and encouraging us to know and study God’s Word and replicating disciples!

We were created to consume and worship. What are we consuming and worshipping? May it be the Lord Jesus and His Words to us!

The goal————> to be like Jesus. We want to be changed by scripture, drawn into a deeper relationship with Christ. We want to be changed into the likeness of Him.

Pray: Father, illuminate how you want to speak to me today! Show me the verse I need to be tethered to today.

If you have questions or if you do this, please, I would love to know and help in any way I can! Praying we develop consistent time with the Lord as we worship Him by reading His Word.

Here is a copy for you to print off and fill in if you want.

The Gallaty’s Replicate Ministries with more resources and info: https://replicate.org/

To buy Growing Up: Growing Up: How to Be a Disciple Who Makes Disciples https://www.amazon.com/dp/1462729983/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_SQMxFbK54PPBS

Do You Long To Know the Lord & Live A Faithful, Fruitful Life?


Thank you for joining me for part TWO of three in the series! It’s seems you are really serious about learning more about the Word. Watch the video below for four easy ways to embark on your journey to a faithful, fruitful life. Notes below video ♥️

God’s Word is the well and also the gas station. If we long to live faithfully and fruitfully we must stop and fill up regularly!

Prayer and Bible study SO important. The way to know the Father and His will for each of us as a whole but also individually.

Each day get fueled up. The goal is a deep, abiding relationship with Christ if we truly want to flourish in our walk with Him and as a Christian on this earth. To keep growing, we need to be in His Word. Who He is and His will for us jumps off these pages if we just get our noses into it. Don’t be afraid of it!

You will need:

TIME: pick a time and a place. Be realistic. I love mornings!

PLAN: a reading plan or just go book by book. I love the book of John. Here is one of my favorite reading plans that had me in love with the Old Testament in a way like no other: https://replicate.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/F260-Reading-Plan-2018.pdf I am currently doing this New Testament Plan and love it: https://replicate.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/NT-F260-Reading-Plan-Replicate-Printable-No-Dates.pdf Also, if you google reading plans, you will be flooded with several to choose from.

PURPOSE: What’s your goal and purpose?? Is it to know God more? To get through hard times? To know His will for you? All of the above?

PRAYER: simple- pray the Lord would illuminate the words He wants to speak to you that will best grow, convict, challenge, and equip you for the season/day. Pray the words would increase your faith and trust in Jesus and that His grace would abound in your life moment by moment.

Only one more video full of information on the reading method that helped me study God’s Word so much more deeply and faithfully. Stay tuned and thanks for being a part! Be sure to follow Meet Me in the Mornings so you won’t miss a post. And share with a friend if you’d like also!


Psalms 119:105 “Your Word is a lamp unto my feet and light unto my path.”

2 Peter 1:19 “…you must pay close attention to what they (the prophets) wrote, for their words are like a lamp shining in a dark place– Until the Day dawns and Christ the Morning Star shines in your hearts.

Need Something Strong & Secure to Hold Onto?


Hi friends! Welcome to post ONE of three about how I study and apply the Word daily.

Watch the video below and be looking for more in the next few days! Notes from video below♥️

Say hi to Mac, our newest family member!

Isaiah 55:1 “Is anyone thirsty? Come and drink.” Jesus, His Word, is the well!

Hebrews 4:12, “For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”

God’s Word is: important, the most alive book, active, moving our hearts. It convicts, grows us changes us and helps us to know God and His will for us.

Pick a time. Be realistic. I love mornings!

Bible types: ESV, NIV, NASB, NLT are some of my favorites. For kids I love the ICB and NIrV. The Life Application Study Bible is my favorite!

Don’t be afraid to mark up your Bible with stars, underlining, highlighting, dates, prayers, etc…show it some love and heart.

Most importantly, don’t just listen to someone tell you who Jesus is, get to know Him for yourself in the pages of Scripture.

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See you soon!

Links to a previous post on God’s Word:


Book Review and Favorite Quotes!


My friend, Shannon Popkin has done it again. Taken something everyone struggles with and tackled it head on. First in Control Girl (5 stars) and now in Comparison Girl. This is a book for each girl and woman in the world.

Looking at Jesus’ time on earth and how He teaches us to pour out instead of measure up, she backs up the book with Scripture and several personal/authentic stories we can all relate to. What’s best, she comes to the conclusion that living me-free is the solution to the comparison trap we find ourselves in daily.

Practical, applicable study and questions. Great for individual work or within a small group.

If you long to look at others with love and grace, with the attitude of “how can I serve?” rather than, “how do I compare, measure up or get ahead?”, then this book is for you. Actually, if you are a female this book is for you. I highly recommend!

In this American world of keeping up with the Jones’, do yourself a favor and get Comparison Girl, implement it’s words and let God change your heart to be free of comparison in our world today.

To buy Shannon’s latest book:

Comparison Girl: Lessons from Jesus on Me-Free Living in a Measure-Up World https://www.amazon.com/dp/082544621X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_5qKuFb0GX44E3