Community Living | Coupon | Police Scanner | E-News Signup | Archives | Merchant Directory | Dining Guide
Have a HOT TIP? Call 704-276-6587 Or E-mail us At
Advanced Search
Lincoln Herald | Lincolnton, NC

home : opinion : opinion January 19, 2021

11/13/2020 1:34:00 PM
Rain Means...

Marty Reep, Author
Speaker, Forward-Thinker

Rain means a new beginning.  Old is washed away and new shows up, again.  The dirt from the past is rinsed away with each dropping of moisture that falls upon the surface.  Clouds form, the heavens open, and life-giving water arrives once again.  When you haven’t seen rain for a while, it’s a beautiful sight.  On the other hand, too much rain can wash you away, along with the dirt it’s cleaning up. 

As we’ve all learned, moderation is a good thing.  Too little water from the skies makes a for a parched year in growing things in your garden or on your farm.  Too much water will do the opposite. 

Although you may have seen rain frequently over the past year, isn’t it still amazing?  Really…think about it.  Fresh water falls from the sky, gives life to plants and animals, maintains lakes and rivers, and soothes the soul. 

Hearing millions of raindrops fall is an incredible sound…and each kind of roof on a house produces a distinct, recognizable sound.  Rain on a tin roof make a louder, more hollow sound than an asphalt shingle roof.  Both are beautiful, but both are different. 

What kinds of sounds do you associate rain with?  What kinds of experiences have you had with rain?  Good ones?  Bad ones?  In between? 

…and think about how rain feels.  Sure, it’s wet (that’s part of what defines it as “rain”), but what else?  How about the feeling of wet shoes, socks, and feet when you’ve been out in it?  Most adults don’t like to go play in the rain, but kids do!  And you probably did, too, when you were a kid!  So, why not go splash around in those puddles, nearby?  No, because you’re going to get a little wet (or a lotta wet)?  You’ll dry out.  So, will your socks and shoes.  Mine do. 

Seeing rain means seeing a physical miracle unfold before your eyes.  Moisture that evaporated from somewhere else, at an earlier time, has now locked arms with other bits of moisture from even more other places, has condensed into droplets heavy even to feel the effects of gravity and get pulled back down to Earth.  Amazing. 

So, enjoy the next rain you get.  I hope it’s just the right amount for you and yours.

Let’s connect!  Twitter, Instagram, Facebook,; or  Also, find more articles at

Have Us E-mail You The Latest News
Click Here

Your #1 Local Source for News, Sports, Opinion, Obituaries, Religion, Classifieds, Events, Photos, Community, Coupons, and more!

Serving Lincoln, Catawba, Gaston and Cleveland counties including the areas of Lincolnton, Denver, Maiden, Stanley, Alexis, Vale, Crouse, Iron Station, High Shoals and Cherryville.

Not a newspaper, not a magazine, we’re online – on your computer at home or work, on your smartphone… with news and more 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year including holidays.

To Make Sure You Always
Get The Latest Updates,
If You Haven’t Already:

Like Our Facebook Page and
Click On SEE FIRST at

Also Follow Us On Twitter 

1  - Rock Fitness 2021

Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, who may edit content for appropriateness. There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the web site editor reviews and approves it.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Last Name:
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.

HomeNewsState NewsReligionOpinionSportsObituariesExtrasCommunityClassifiedsSubmitLife

Terms and Use | Merchant Directory | Dining Guide
Site Design and Content
Copyright Lincoln Herald, LLC 2011-2019


Software © 1998-2021 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved