Rain chain, you say? What the heck is a rain chain? Rain chains are decorative alternatives to the normal rain gutter downspouts. There are so many options out there and we have talked about getting some for the back deck for years.
We have always had gutters that get clogged despite gutter guards. Since we do live in a temperate rainforest we get a lot of rain. Sometimes it is super heavy and the gutters just can’t handle it. The most annoying part has been a steady drip drip drip from one closest to the bedroom that just never ever seemed to dry out.
With Aaron visiting this past weekend Chris had someone else to climb the ladder and help out so it was rain chain installation day and now we wonder why we waited so long. When you buy a house you often buy previous owner issues that have never really been fixed. The way our back is designed had way too much water going through a limited space.
After they guys installed the rain chains they got tested by a downpour which was great because it showed that they actually worked. No more drip drip drip. No more overflowing gutters thanks to redoing some of the gutter guards with foam inserts.
I think there is a lesson to be learned from rain chains. The water gets redirected and redistributed so that it flows easily and gently to the ground or to a rain barrel. As I sat and thought about it I decided that God has been kind of like a rain chain in my life. He has gently redirected my actions and helped me redistribute my gifts and talents to areas where they can be most used and appreciated. So in my life God has been my rain chain –helping me to use what He has blessed me with in great ways.
So let the rain fall …. God continues to show me in simple ways how His Hand is ever present in my life. I just need to step back and pay attention to those ordinary things in order to turn them into extraordinary things. What about you? Leave me a comment and Comment for a Cause for NAMI.
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I’ve never heard of rain chimes but will need to try installing some. Glad Aaron could visit!
There are a billion options in a billion price ranges. Some make “noise” and some just do the basic thing which is what we wanted. They really are a great alternative to downspouts.
Are you kidding me?!?! I have never hear of these. How do they work? I will have to look them up! (Not sure our HOA would approve?) Thank you Beth Ann and I like your analogy, too.
You have always been open to God calling you where you need to be! You have used your talents well and I have seen the results of those gifts. Your love for friends, community, animals and the people around the world you will most likely never lay eyes on is evident in your actions.
While a good many of us have generous hearts you go beyond to seek folks that need help. God is proud of you as well as I. You are awesome dear friend! I love you❤😘
I so agree with Judy’s words. It is a blessing to see how God’s works in your life. I had not heard of rain chains either. Very interest concept Your back yard is beautiful so peaceful and calm.
These sound like a great solution to a problem we’ve had forever ! Where can these be obtained ?
We ordered off Amazon but there are a variety of places and price points including craft shows! Good luck!
Never heard of rain chains. But what a great idea. Problem solved.
I’ve seen rain chains in gift shops in various places but we’ve never bought any. Good to know they do work! I love your thought process comparing them to God redirecting us in the steps He knows we need to take. Beautiful!
Didn’t even know this existed. Huge help for gutters for sure, thank you!