The Lurking Thief: A Lesson on Discontent

. . . Be content with what you have. . . Hebrews 13:5 “Mom, we’re headed outside.”  The words are punctuated by a slamming door.  A glance out the dining room window shows my children and our black Labrador traipsing into the backyard.  Adi quickly locates a stick and engages our oldest in a game …

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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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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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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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