A Moment with Our Creator: Psalm 42:5

"Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise Him, my Savior and my God."Psalm 42:5 The photograph used in today’s scripture photo was captured by my youngest daughter.  Summer was waiting for morning lessons to finish so the kids would be …

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Desires of the Heart: A Reflection

Five years ago this week our black Labrador Retriever joined our family.  (Click here to read her homecoming story)  Our sweet Adidas (better known as Adi) came as an answer to prayer.  She’s the dog of my girlhood dreams.  A dream I buried away in the recesses of my heart as a young adult.  One …

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Flowers, Ferns, and Ticks. Oh My!

Spring is my favorite season for hiking.  The air is pleasantly cool.  The wildflowers are at their peak, and the forest’s undergrowth has not yet grown up to hide the mosses and ferns.  Already, my kids, father, and I have ventured out for numerous hikes to enjoy spring’s grandeur.  Our Labrador gleefully traipses alongside us …

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Dirt

Over the course of a couple hours my Labrador went from coal black to chocolate brown.  Each round of chase and wrestle through our winter worn yard with our neighbor’s dog added yet another layer of red clay dust to Adi’s coat.  I knew I couldn’t usher her into the house in this state, so …

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Shoe Gifts: A Lesson on Gratitude

“Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” -1 Thessalonians 5:18 Enter our home and you will be eagerly greeted by a Labrador Retriever.  Greet her and she’ll trot off and return with a gift just for you- a shoe. When Adi began bringing us shoes as a …

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