When You’re Feeling Anxious, Where Do You Run?

Where do you run when feeling anxious and afraid?

I was raised in a loving home. My parents were there for me and I knew I could run to them for help. I also had the most wonderful Springer Spaniel. I probably ran to him more than anyone else for comfort.

There’s something about the presence of a dog that’s incredibly comforting and calming. That’s why so many people have comfort dogs, to help them deal with anxiety.

Where do you run when you’re feeling anxious and afraid?

Maybe you run to family and friends, a counselor, the mountains or some other quiet place, or to snuggle with your beloved dogs and cats.

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5 Fabulous Book Reviews—Pawz & Pray: Finding Joy in the Journey with God, Family, and Furry Friends!

This book has touched my heart in an indescribable way. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves animals and wants to have a closer connection to our Heavenly Father.

Holly Cornwell, Editor 2007 – June 2014, The Royal Spaniels Magazine

Every author feels that special bond with their book and stories, but there are times we may wonder, “Will others feel that special connection, and enjoy the read?” That’s why it’s so encouraging to get those first reviews. Scroll down to read five fabulous reviews and to learn more about my new book, “Pawz & Pray: Finding Joy in the Journey with God, Family, and Furry Friends!” I’m also thrilled that more are on the way, which I hope to share. I pray they will give you a feel for the book, and entice you to get a copy for yourself.

Written from my heart to yours, I pray the insights shared in Pawz & Pray will help you to slow down, savor precious moments, and uncover the secrets to a truly meaningful life!

Joyfully yours, Leila Grandemange

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Listen More Than You Speak

Good morning friends! Here’s a little dog wisdom to help brighten the world.

Listen, more than you speak.

Now, more than ever, it’s so important to listen, more than we speak. Hear the words found in James 1:9. Just think how relationships would change, how politics would change, how we’d change, if we would truly take this verse to heart. May God help us.

” Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.” — James 1:9

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She Fixed Her Eyes Ahead

During our daily walk, my dog paused and fixed her eyes intently ahead. For a moment, she stood there looking so regal, focused, and beautifully balanced. Something caught her attention and for a few seconds nothing else mattered. That got me thinking…

What are our eyes fixed on?

What has caught our attention . . .

Painful memories?

Present annoyances?

Future worries?

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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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