Dog Days of Summer

When we hear the term “Dog Days of Summer,” most of us think of the hottest, driest part of the year.  Here in Texas, we have experienced that in abundance this year.  In the Dallas-Fort Worth area, we have now exceeded fifty days of triple-digit weather with more to come.  Even so, last week we received a foretaste of God’s promise of rain in the form of the first measurable rainfall in the garden since June.  Our faith rain gauge collected a full half-inch last weekend, and all the plants responded with a hearty “amen” and a burst of new growth.  It’s amazing what a difference one good rain shower can make in the lives of plants and people.  As for the dog days of summer, that term actually refers to the reappearance of the Dog Star, Sirius, in the night sky.  Let me share with you what I read last week on Space.com:  “So regardless of how hot your local weather is, or has been, this appearance of Sirius–a star we most associate with the winter season–now rising just ahead of the sun, is a subtle reminder that the hottest part of the year is now behind us and a promise that a change toward cooler weather is only weeks away.”

And to that I believe we can all say, “Amen!”

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8 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Virginia M. Zajesky on August 17, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Hi Pam, I just want to praise God for you, the workers and the volunteers for continuing to work during your heatwave. We’ve been having lovely weather and rain and I reminded anyone who complained about it as to how lucky we in the Northeast are. Still, God has blessed you all in many other areas and I know He will continue to do so.

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  2. oh, how i would love to be there and take pictures for you! I have made greeting cards as well as authored a book full of Gods Glory and this garden would be wonderfully beautiful so as to make greeting cards, even some matted images to put in your bookstore, and even display around the global spheres center………… YOU GO GIRL!

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  3. Continuing to pray daily for 3 days and nights of gentle steady rain to come to the whole state of Texas.

    Enjoy the pictures of the Garden. Wish I lived close so could come and walk in the Garden and be a part of GOZ.

    Have a wonderful evening with Jesus.

    In Christ’s Love,

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  4. Posted by Kat Forader/Radcliff Kentucky on August 18, 2011 at 10:54 am

    I have been thinking about the garden a lot lately, so happy to hear about the rain. Pam, thank you for overseeing God’s plan on this awesome project. I love the pic updates. Shalom.

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  5. Posted by Lucy Roberts on August 18, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Let it rain! Let it rain! Open the floodgates of Heaven!

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  6. Posted by Maria Wennberg on August 18, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Hello Pam,

    Oh my that rain guage looks so good.
    I love the rain barrels. Amen!! we walk prophetically.
    Thank you for the pictures and huge blessings to all of your workers who faithfully continue to labor. I love you all.
    Maria Wennberg
    Amen!!! Let it rain, let it rain, open the floodgates of heaven.

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  7. Posted by Linelle Kelley on August 18, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Amen and amen!!!

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  8. Posted by Janice Douglas on August 21, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    God is ALWAYS faithful! We just need to endure!

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