A Lesson from our Labrador’s Father

The lesson I share with you this month was written for a friend who is a waterfowl hunter and the owner of our black Lab's parents and littermate Maxine.  Adi’s father Max was a working retriever until his death five years ago.  The picture to the right of Max sitting in the duck blind inspired …

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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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Snow, Squirrels, and a Southern Pup: A Lesson on Understanding

At two years of age, my southern pup had limited experience with snow.  As Adi explored our property the morning after her first big winter storm, she saw the familiar coated in the unfamiliar.  Her nose had to dig under seven inches of snow to find everyday smells.  The wood pile that once seemed a …

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