Francine In Retirement
Seeing Life Through Photography




Years ago I was part of a worship team that sang praise songs to prepare the congregation for the Word of God.  “Like The Dew” was a personal favorite.  It was a very simple song that was sung very softly over and over.

“Like The Dew”

Like the dew in the morning
gently rest upon my heart
Like the dew in the morning
May it rest upon my heart.

Rest, we say rest,
Come on and rest, we say rest.

Reign, we say reign
Come on and reign,
We say reign
move, we say move,
Come on and move,
We say move

Rest, move, yes, rest, reign, move, yes, rest

Like the dew in the morning
gently rest upon my heart
Like the dew in the morning
May it rest upon my heart.



I have found that the quiet early hours of the morning are a time when God shows us how the Holy Spirit works in our lives.

In those hours the dew covers the ground and soaks it.  Water comes to the ground in various ways, such as rainfall and snowfall which are easily seen, and also dew fall, which is when water covers the ground in the form of dew.

Dew fall is a quiet process: it forms silently and gradually.

There is a something mysterious about dew. You can be outside in the evening when the ground is dry, but go outside in the morning and find it is wet. Unlike rainfall, you do not hear dew fall. You may ask yourself, “Did it rain last night again?” But it was not rainfall; it was dew fall.

This song to me is a request to God to rain down His Holy Spirit over my life.  Feed me like He fed the Israelites in the desert.  When I partake of His Holy Spirit, He comes to the interior of my heart like the dew: quietly, gradually, and surprisingly — until after a while of friendship with the Holy Spirit, I am soaked with God’s love like dew on the grass. Everything is different. Like a well-nourished tree, you produce the “fruits of the spirit:” love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control (Galatians 5:22-23).

“Like the dew in the morning
gently rest upon my heart”



I was asked by Boeta to participate in the five photos, five stories photo challenge. This post is my day two post.

“Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge.”

If anyone wishes to participate, please do so.




  1. Such beautiful images, so colourful and delightful.

  2. Your words match those beautiful pictures!

  3. The lyrics to the song are beautiful.

  4. Beautifully done, Francine! Thank you for sharing your thoughts. 🙂

  5. Beautiful thoughts and photos

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