Dog Tired?

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My dogs are constantly taking time to nap. Usually they curl up on the sofa or in their bed. But sometimes they zonk out in the funniest positions or places! It’s not because they’re bored. They have a zillion toys, each other, our family to interact and play with, and a large yard to run, watch squirrels and birds…
but they instinctively know when it’s time to rest, and they listen.
Are we listening to our bodies? Do we know when it’s time to rest? Or are we running ourselves ragged?
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Just Peeking In . . .

Hey there friends! Just peeking in to remind you that no matter what’s going on around you or within you, God loves you and has a plan.

Trust Him, and cling to His promises, despite upsetting or uncomfortable circumstances.

Wait on Him, even when you’re feeling impatient and frustrated, and want to take things into your own hands.

Be brave and courageous, even when you’re struggling with anxious thoughts, feel like turning and running, and have no idea what tomorrow holds.

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Comforting Words for Anxious Hearts

We all worry. It’s human nature. And probably not the part of our nature we adore.

As uncomfortable as worrying can be however, there is a bright side. I think worry can be used to drive us closer to God, and teach us to trust him.

Sometimes, when I worry, I remind myself to take a few slow deep breaths and trust that no matter what lies ahead, God will take care of me, and of those I love. Continue reading “Comforting Words for Anxious Hearts”

Dear God, Help Me Live in the Moment

Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more. – Mother Teresa

Dogs are some of my favorite teachers, imparting wisdom in ways I never thought possible! One of the most cherished lessons I’ve learned from my dogs is to live in the moment. Dogs are masters of mindfulness. In other words, they are aware of their surroundings and what they are doing moment by moment. I believe this is what gives them their carefree spirit. If only we could follow their example more often, we’d be less likely to look forward with uncertainty, or back with regret and pain.
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Hang in There, You Are Loved!

Hang in there, you are loved!

Sometimes, life is hard, and we just need to know that we are loved. We’ve all been there. When I’m feeling down, I try to remember how much God loves me. I mean really, really, loves me . . . unconditionally.

Today, as I contemplate the meaning of Good Friday, and the cross, I am reminded how deeply I am loved. Never was unconditional love more clear than at the cross. “For God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners” (Romans 5:8). As the owner of several adorable dogs, I am reminded daily that I am loved unconditionally. I have no doubt that God created dogs with this in mind, to give us a glimpse of His unfailing, faithful, steadfast, unconditional love, while we walk this dusty broken road called life. Continue reading “Hang in There, You Are Loved!”

When You’re Feeling Lonely [Prayer]

Heavenly Father,
I’m feeling lonely today. Please encourage my heart. Remind me that I am never alone, even when I feel alone. Thank you for the promise that you are with me always. Today, I entrust all my emotions into your hand, and believe that you will care for me. Help me to sense your comforting presence, even now.
Amen
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