Singing In the Rain

I’ve been a widow now for four and one-half months.  My, my, I am glad that I already had a devotional house….habits that are helping sustain me.  My daily life has now taken a drastic turn.  Being alone again is painful to say the least.  It is all so different and hard.  But, having this house, these habits, help point me to biblical principles and to the mercy and kindness of God.  

May I urge you to pick up a tool and begin building or repairing your own devotional house?  Maybe you need to add a room.  Just go to my homepage and click “Building a Devotional House;”  scroll down to a chapter that catches your eye, click and read or print.

 One chapter I really like, and just reread myself, is “Sing.”  Singing is a habit that lifts the heart when it is broken.  If your heart isn’t breaking now, it will someday, and perhaps you will have this habit so ingrained that you will be able to be “singing in the rain” as the American Songbook reminds us.   And think of me (where it counts)  as I try to do the same.  

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly…singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God” (Colossians 3:l6).

About Carol Brandt

I earned a B.A. in History from Florida State University and M.Ed in.Higher Education from Florida Atlantic University. I taught high school social studies before "retiring" to full-time homemaking and raising two daughters. Now I love being a grandmother to four boys and a girl. I have also raised five collies. My husband, John, was an optometrist, who worked tirelessly for his profession through private practice and as a consultant, and served on the Board of Trustees of Illinois College of Optometry for twenty years. Ernest Reisinger was my chief mentor in this warm-hearted application of Calvinism. He gave me many books! The Founders Journal and Founders Conferences, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, and Charles Spurgeon have been other sources of Reformed thinking as well as the other warm-hearted ones listed in my book, "Warm-hearted Calvinists."

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