God is our Refuge

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Feeling anxious and afraid?

There’s lots of places we can run when feeling troubled. We run to family and friends, to the mountains, or to snuggle with our beloved dogs and cats. All these are wonderful. But we must not forget to also run to God in prayer.

Psalm 46:1 says, “God is our refuge and strength, an every present help in trouble. Continue reading “God is our Refuge”

7 Amazing Benefits to Walking With Your Dog

When I’m feeling blue, my dogs motivate me to get out and walk. And when I do, I always gain fresh perspective and feel happier!

Life is tough, and more often than not we find ourselves sitting inside lamenting our problems in the dark rather than getting outside and letting nature and sunshine help us heal.

Personally, I think dog owners have an amazing advantage in this area. Dogs need their daily walks or playtime outside. What better motivator to lay aside our problems and get outside and hang out with our furry friends!

If you’re feeling sad or troubled in heart, I’d like to encourage you to get your walking shoes on, and get outside. Let your dogs lead you to beautiful places where nature soothes the weary soul and vibrant colors ignite feelings of hope. Breath in the fresh air and exhale any worry and fear. See God in creation, be encouraged, and give thanks.

There are countless amazing benefits to walking your dog. These are just a few I’ve found personally helpful.

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Taste and See!

“Taste and see that the Lord is good.” ~Psalm 34:8 

Life doesn’t always feel good, yet the Psalmist writes, “Taste and see that the Lord is good.”

Jesus never promised us a “feel good” life. Rather, He promised us HIS LIFE. And He is good, no matter how circumstances appear. While speaking to His disciples about the troubles that were ahead, He says, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).

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Are You Nature Deprived?

Nature is calling, are you listening?

You’ve been in your computer all week, glued to your desk or smart phone, or sitting in board meetings from sun up to sun down. You’re feeling a bit stressed, anxious, overwhelmed, and a little “blue.” Could it be that you’re nature deprived?

Nature is all around us, calling us to come out and unwind. Yet we rarely find time to walk in it or sit and gaze at its wonders. Continue reading “Are You Nature Deprived?”

God is My Rock

When you’re feeling down, depressed, anxious or afraid, remember that you can turn to God in prayer. He is our rock, our savior, our shield, and place of safety! May you find strength in Him today!

“The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety.” ~ Psalm 18:2

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