Why Am I So Discouraged?

Why is my heart discouraged?

Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again–my Savior and my God! Psalm 43:5

Sometimes we just need a little word of encouragement to help us on our way. I pray this Bible verse and comforting image of my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel will be a ray of sunshine for your day. There’s just something so special about the loving gaze of my dogs. It’s as if God is speaking through them saying,
I love you dear child. I am with you. I will never leave you nor forsake you.
“I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” —Matthew 28:20
May hope, healing, and happiness be yours!
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How I Overcame Depression With the Help of My Dogs!

Dogs can be good for your health
Leila with her dog

Dogs are good for our health! Each time I hug my dogs I feel more hopeful, happier, and healthier!  

I’ll never forget coming home after an appendectomy, having some complications, and spiraling into depression due to the ongoing pain. My doctors were amazing, and prescribed what I needed to heal physically. But emotionally, it was another story.

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Fun Facts About our Furry Friends #3 [Dogs Reduce Stress]

Dogs can reduce stress

Being with a dog can reduce stress!

“It is the intuitive power of animals that can help us heal hurts, lessen stress, feel needed, and express our caring side.”  Marty Becker, DVM 
That’s me in the photo, getting my daily dose of stress relief courtesy of my dogs . . .
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Where to Find Happiness

puppy licking face

“There’s no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.” —Ben Williams
If you’ve been feeling sad for awhile, there’s probably one thing you’re looking for . . . RELIEF! In other words, you want to be happy again.
Happiness can be found in many places, but none more available and sure than in the arms of your dog!  Continue reading “Where to Find Happiness”

God and Dog [a must see video, by Wendy Francisco]

 

God and dog, two of my favorite topics!
Each day my dogs reflect God’s unconditional love, and inspire me to do so for others. Along with love, they also pour into my life countless blessings—joy, peace, happiness, healing, and so much more. It’s no coincidence that “dog” is “God” spelled backwards.
Enjoy this touching video, God and Dog, by Wendy Francisco. To date, it has over 4 million views on YouTube! I posted it a couple of years ago on my blog, but I think it’s worth posting again. You can also purchase her beautiful book on Amazon. Here are the lyrics . . .

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What Would You Give Jesus For Christmas?

What would you give Jesus for Christmas?

I realize that may seem like a silly question, after all,
Jesus is our gift!
But imagine with me for a moment being invited into His presence, and wanting to offer Him a gift.
What would you give?
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