“To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.” (Ecclesiastes.) It looks like today begins the season for rain. It’s very timely for me. I just transplanted some things yesterday and did not have a chance to water them. The rain took care of that for me. There are so many good things about rain, and I’m sure the people in drought stricken areas will agree. Even here in the Pacific Northwest, where we sometimes grouse about the incessant winter rains, we know it is the rain that provides us with so much beauty and lushness. Every time I hear the rain on the roof, I remember a song from my childhood —Showers of Blessing. They are indeed showers of blessing and I welcome them.