Welcome to Pawz & Pray Blog

If you’re holding one too many leashes, and feeling winded from life’s race, you’ll enjoy this blog! Written with pet lover’s in mind. 

Pawz and Pray is a quiet place to gather and reflect on God, life, and the dogs we love. Whether its inspirational insights learned from my dogs, or more practical topics such as training and pet care, I trust you’ll find a tiny treasure to lighten your load and brighten your day! This blog was inspired by the book, Pawz & Pray: Short Reflections about God, Life, and the Dogs I Love! Nominated for Excellence in Books by the Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA). Don’t forget to subscribe to my mailing list to get my latest news, and information about the revised and updated edition of Pawz & Pray, coming soon!

“Dogs are our true friends, our angels, our teachers, our healers. They love us unconditionally, as God intended. If we look carefully, we can learn from them how to make the world a brighter and better place.” — Leila Grandemange [quote from the book, Pawz and Pray]

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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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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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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!”

Best Life Lessons from Dogs

 

Dogs are some of my favorite teachers! Each day they offer incredible wisdom and inspirational life lessons, of which I am truly grateful. This poem below, by an unknown author, beautifully captures many of the amazing life lessons learned from our beloved dogs. Whoever wrote it must have had a very special relationship with their dog!

In a world that often seems cold and unkind, I pray this simple poem will help us refocus on some of the more important and simpler things in life. Continue reading “Best Life Lessons from Dogs”