Florida Memories: Rainbows ๐ŸŒˆ, Suriname ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ท & Citrus ๐ŸŠ

โ€œGod puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us โ€“ in the dreariest and most dreaded moments โ€“ can see a possibility of hope.โ€ Maya Angelou

This month, marks three years since I left South Florida. However, during my four year stay there, I think I saw more rainbows, than I had seen in my entire life. They were a normal occurrence due to the frequent mix of rain and sunshine. According to livescience.com, โ€œRainbows are frequently seen in the wake of a rainstorm. They come when the sunlight breaks through rain clouds.โ€

It was a delight to experience the rainbow phenomenon so often. Rainbows remind me, that Godโ€™s light can break through any dark clouds we may face in this life. And dark clouds arenโ€™t always a bad thing, since in them, we can better see Godโ€™s light.

Rainbow, March 2018

The rainbow in the picture was one of my favorites. While coming out of work one evening in March of 2018, I saw it. Seeing a rainbow is always fascinating and they are a reminder of Godโ€™s promise in Genesis 9:13-17, to never destroy the Earth by a flood again.

Godโ€™s promises to us will always stand. As we are reminded in 2 Corinthians 1:20 NLT, โ€œFor all of Godโ€™s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding โ€œYes!โ€ And through Christ, our โ€œAmenโ€ (which means โ€œYesโ€) ascends to God for his glory.โ€

The month of November (the 25th), is also when the country of Suriname ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ท gained its independence. So below is a picture of me and my Dutch speaking sister in Christ from Suriname. She is the only person I have ever met from that country. I was honored to meet her. We took this picture on my last Sunday attending church in Florida.

Last Sunday at my Florida church

And lastly, if you ever get a chance to try a Sumo Citrus, you wonโ€™t be disappointed. It originated in Japan but I saw it and tried it for the first time in Florida. They are so sweet and delicious!

Sumo Citrus
Sumo Citrus unveiled ๐Ÿ˜‹

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21 thoughts on “Florida Memories: Rainbows ๐ŸŒˆ, Suriname ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ท & Citrus ๐ŸŠ”

  1. Thank for this trip down memory lane. I can attest to the rainbows in Florida. I see a lot as well. And they are always beautiful and awe-inspiring. I take a picture every time! I enjoyed the beautiful picture of you and your friend from Suriname. I donโ€™t know a lot about that country, so thank you for the bit of info. And I donโ€™t think I have had a sumo citrus. I will be on the lookout now! Thank you, Dawn! I enjoyed your post. Have a blessed Monday and week!

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    1. Youโ€™re welcome Bridget! Thank you for walking down memory lane with me lol. The rainbows are so beautiful. I donโ€™t know much either about it, but she was a nice lady to chat with. Yes try the fruit if you ever get the chance! Very tasty! Have a wonderful week. โค๏ธ

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  2. Rainbows remind me, that Godโ€™s light can break through any dark clouds we may face in this life. And dark clouds arenโ€™t always a bad thing, since in them, we can better see Godโ€™s light – those words touched me. I will remember that when I see one.

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  3. Dawn, I love your rainbow photos! Like Manu, your sentence: “Rainbows remind me, that Godโ€™s light can break through any dark clouds we may face in this life.” touched me.
    I remember your posts on moving – it doesn’t seem like 3 years ago. ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Have a wonderful week! ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒบ

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    1. Lol. Yes and Itโ€™s so delicious! Florida is a nice place to visit if you ever get a chance. Miami in particular is very multicultural with lots of great foods. ๐Ÿ˜

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  4. We lived in South Florida (the West Palm Beach area) for 23 years. You’re right–rainbows are one of the delights, not only because of the afternoon rains from May-September (give or take), but also because of enhanced visibility. The terrain is flat and most trees are sparsely-leafed! Now we live in the Midwest. I get my rainbows through the beveled glass of the front door! ๐Ÿ˜

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    1. I lived in Michigan 11 years and I can probably count the number of times on 1 hand I saw a rainbow lol. But they are beautiful! 23 years was a long time. Are you from Florida?

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