Grumpy the Gator

In Grumpy the Gator, a group of children playing encounter a grumpy alligator. The story teaches children to always keep a safe distance from animals in the wild, and to find an adult if they see an alligator.

Grumpy the Gator

Its Always A Story With The Hendersons

Dancing raindrops….

Windy and rainy day here with branches bending while birds try to snuggle down in their nests. Cars drive slowly through the downpours of rain. The neighborhood is quiet except for the sound of raindrops hitting the roof and the windows.
Gazing through my home office window, I notice the pond across the street. A most beautiful sight! Raindrops appear to be dancing back and forth on top of the water as if they are chasing each other. I imagine music playing to their “drop drop plop plop” in the pond.
Amazing to watch! Each raindrop falls from the sky while many other raindrops follow along. Looks like an orchestrated event.
Once again, God has given us beauty in His creations. Dancing raindrops….
Have a blessed week and watch for His blessings,

  • debraemarvin
    Posted at 13:09h, 13 March Reply

    What a lovely photo! I like rainy days. I just don’t like wet shoes! I tend to wear my winter boots long into spring so I don’t have to worry. Thanks for a gentle break to think about the pleasures of a soothing rain, Melissa!

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 13:14h, 13 March Reply

      I enjoy the sound of raindrops. Like you, I don’t like wet shoes. πŸ™‚

  • readywriterbr
    Posted at 13:14h, 13 March Reply

    Watching for the blessings today. Thanks for that reminder which I needed this morning.

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 13:17h, 13 March Reply

      I, too, will continue to watch for His blessings. πŸ™‚

  • Rejoicing In Hope
    Posted at 16:53h, 13 March Reply

    I do love the rain! πŸ’—

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 13:52h, 14 March Reply

      Me, too. Rain can be very peaceful.

  • Edna Davidsen
    Posted at 17:28h, 13 March Reply

    Hi Melissa,
    Thank you for your blog post “Mimi On Life”.
    Your first two paragraphs created a fantasy place in my imagination because you write so vividly.
    Yes, sure, God has given us beauty in Nature so we can enjoy it.
    God bless!
    Edna Davidsen.

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 19:13h, 13 March Reply

      We are truly blessed with His creations. πŸ™‚

      • Edna Davidsen
        Posted at 14:04h, 11 April Reply

        Yes we are Melissa. Just by observing the world He has creating for us fills me with joy. Thank you for what you’re doing for the Christian online community. You’re very faithful and engaged. May God continue to bless your ministry.

  • Emily Saxe | To Unearth
    Posted at 18:33h, 13 March Reply

    I love finding God in the midst of the ordinary, and this post was a beautiful way to point to Him! His creation is so wondrous, even the drops of rain!

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 19:14h, 13 March Reply

      Finding God in the midst of the ordinary is a beautiful way to worship Him. πŸ™‚

  • D Scott Prindle
    Posted at 21:19h, 13 March Reply

    I’m watching the drops as well. These are from the melting snow on the roof. Living in Wydaho means an average snowfall of 500 inches on our ski slopes. It take a lot of melting. Not my favorite thing to see because I like to play in the snow… a lot.
    And because it means the beginning of Mud season. Most of our roads are gravel and it gets messy. For a LONG time. Most of us take off to warmer climates for a while so we can miss the mud!

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 21:44h, 13 March Reply

      Mud is not fun at all. I do enjoy the rain. The sound of the raindrops lulls me into rest. πŸ™‚

  • June Foster
    Posted at 23:18h, 13 March Reply

    Melissa, I could just picture the scene as you described the water droplets on the pond. That talent will greatly enrich your stories! Thanks for the post.

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 23:20h, 13 March Reply

      You are so sweet! Thank you for being such a great inspiration and encourager. πŸ™‚ I appreciate your kindness.

    Posted at 23:37h, 13 March Reply

    I love to listen to the rain at night. Asleep within minutes.

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 23:38h, 13 March Reply

      Rain can help me sleep, too. Very peaceful. πŸ™‚

  • Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden
    Posted at 00:34h, 14 March Reply

    I will forever remember “dancing raindrops.” I will imagine God at the front of his raindrop orchestra too!

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 13:51h, 14 March Reply

      Love picturing God directing the raindrop orchestra. πŸ™‚

  • Jeanne Takenaka
    Posted at 01:46h, 14 March Reply

    Melissa, I so enjoy the images you painted with words! I love the sound of rain tapping on windows and our roof. I have an app only phone that plays the rain sounds. I listen to it when I’m on a flight and need to sleep. πŸ™‚
    Your photo is beautiful!

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 13:55h, 14 March Reply

      What a great idea to have an app that plays the rain sounds! Very peaceful. πŸ™‚

  • Christina Dronen
    Posted at 05:46h, 14 March Reply

    It’s been raining here too the past few days – a rare and very welcome event in our drought-ridden part of the country!
    It’s soothing and as a gardener I am so excited and thankful because I know all my plants perk up, bloom, and blossom after a good rain. πŸ™‚

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 13:51h, 14 March Reply

      I love seeing the new growth of flowers after rainfall. Beautiful. πŸ™‚

  • Zelma Dodd
    Posted at 15:29h, 14 March Reply

    Love this post. Reminds me of the one I wrote, “Ripples in the Pond.” Thanks for sharing

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 16:51h, 14 March Reply

      We are blessed by His amazing creations. πŸ™‚

  • Nate Hultz
    Posted at 20:46h, 14 March Reply

    There is nothing more wonderful and relaxing than watching rain on a warm day. It’s the little things in life that shows us how much God cares for all humanity. Love it! What a blessing.

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 20:48h, 14 March Reply

      I pray I always pause to listen and look for His blessings. He has so much love for us and continues to show His love in every moment. πŸ™‚

  • M.B. Henry
    Posted at 00:03h, 16 March Reply

    Beautiful! <3

  • Glenda Duncan
    Posted at 18:56h, 22 March Reply

    What a beautiful description. Love watching and listening to raindrops. God’s blessings. His nourishment for us and our earth. He completes our needs….sometimes they are small but they are there….look for them.

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 19:06h, 22 March Reply

      Thank you so much for reading my blog πŸ™‚

  • jpcallenwrites
    Posted at 17:10h, 23 March Reply

    Lovely image, dancing raindrops.

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 17:32h, 23 March Reply

      Today is sunny in coastal SC, but I will forever remember His dancing raindrops. πŸ™‚

  • Wendy L. Macdonald
    Posted at 18:13h, 27 March Reply

    Thank you, dear Melissa, for reminding me to find God’s beauty in whatever rain dance is happening in our gardens.
    Blessings ~ Wendy Mac

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 18:14h, 27 March Reply

      Blessings to you Wendy! πŸ™‚ Enjoy the day!

  • Karen
    Posted at 17:54h, 31 March Reply

    Mimi, when I was a kid in Cincy, it rained all the time. I remember watching the drops pound and splatter on the black topped driveway and imagining it was people joyfully dancing! πŸŽ‰β€οΈ

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 22:35h, 31 March Reply

      Karen, what a sweet memory! πŸ™‚

  • nancyehead
    Posted at 01:38h, 11 April Reply

    We woke to a dusting of snow this morning. A very late spring. But very pretty. Thanks for crafting words and pictures! God bless!

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 12:59h, 11 April Reply

      Amazing how the weather changes so quickly. πŸ™‚

  • Boma
    Posted at 09:58h, 11 April Reply

    Thanks for sharing, Mimi. I’d continue to watch for God’s blessings, even on ordinary days. Blessings to you.

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 13:00h, 11 April Reply

      Blessings to you, too. God’s blessings are abundant. πŸ™‚

  • Lynn J Simpson
    Posted at 15:11h, 11 April Reply

    Oh, I love watching dancing raindrops on ponds. Thank you for that image today!

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 22:31h, 11 April Reply

      I continue to be amazed at the beautiful sights and sounds God provides for us to enjoy. πŸ™‚

  • Lisa Q
    Posted at 16:38h, 11 April Reply

    I love short a synopsis of God’s beauty. Too many of us don’t take the time to notice. Thanks for the reminder!

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 16:57h, 11 April Reply

      Thank you for commenting. Have a blessed day!

  • Annie Rim
    Posted at 17:19h, 11 April Reply

    Oh, I love this imagery! Such a reminder to pause and notice everything. And, raindrops after the snow? Spring is coming!! πŸ™‚

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 22:32h, 11 April Reply

      Yes, Spring is coming and I am looking forward to Spring. πŸ™‚

  • Marcie Cramsey
    Posted at 19:39h, 11 April Reply

    Love rainy days! Every form of weather has its own beauty!

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 22:33h, 11 April Reply

      I agree. I enjoy something different about each season and each type of weather. πŸ™‚

  • Emily Saxe | To Unearth
    Posted at 21:54h, 11 April Reply

    It was beautiful to read this once again! I have been so busy trying to get my first product on my website, that I’ve forgotten to look around at God’s beautiful creation this week. Thanks for this reminder!

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 22:18h, 11 April Reply

      God does give us many beautiful creations to enjoy. πŸ™‚ Thanks for reading and commenting.

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