A Labrador and a Corgi: A Lesson on Resolving Differences

Right before Christmas our Labrador got to meet our friends' Corgi puppy for the first time.  The differences between these two dogs was glaringly obvious from the start. One is an energetic puppy and the other a mellowed, fully matured adult. One has short legs with a rolly-polly belly while the other is tall and …

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This is My Father’s World

“Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.” -Psalms 150:6 Today marks the first calendar day of spring.  Yet the evidence of spring began to arrive in our neck of the woods several weeks back.  The Phoebe bird, who perches on our deck announcing his presence, has returned from his wintering grounds.  The robins now …

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A Longsuffering Labrador: A Lesson on Love

“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” Ephesians 4:2 Our Labrador has interacted with people of all ages her entire life.  It’s her interaction with children that always gives me pause to watch, wonder, and learn.  From the moment Adi arrived in our home as a wee puppy she …

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A Leaf Covered Trail: A Lesson on Walking by Faith

“The steps of a man are ordered by the Lord who takes delight in his journey” -Psalm 37:23 My Lab is a trail dog, meaning that when we're out hiking, the trail laid out before her is the path she travels.  The visibility of these hiking trails varies with terrain and seasons.  Trails through the …

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A Walk to the Garden of Prayer

"Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful."- Colossians 4:2 For years the discipline of prayer alluded me. I desired a more diligent prayer life.  If you’ve ever seen the movie “War Room” than you know what I wanted.  I read scriptures on prayer, completed Bible studies on the topic, and even purchased a fancy prayer …

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Hiding Place

"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea [despite the chaos and storms of life swirling around us]." -Psalm 46: 1-2, [Italicized words by author unknown] When trouble brews in your dog’s …

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Courage

“. . . Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” - Johsua 1:9 The early morning light cast a golden glow over the countryside.  The frost covered fields and barren trees were still enveloped in the stillness that comes with a cold winter’s night.  …

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