It’s May and Things are Finally Flourishing!
Think of all the beauty still around you and be happy. — Anne Frank
May blessings! With all the sadness in the world right now I thought I would bring you a little sunshine to brighten your day. The month of May is upon us and things are flourishing. My garden is proof of this. The grass is green, the roses are in bloom, and there are buds everywhere opening up! I love walking in my garden. But today, as I was admiring all the flourishing plants, I sensed a sort of paradox.
The news tells me that the world is basically withering right now due to the global pandemic. But God’s Word tells me that he is good, that he loves me, and that his desire is for me to thrive, prosper, and bloom. As I pondered this paradox, I felt like God was reminding me that flourishing is more of an inward quality that comes as we abide in Christ. In him, we can draw the nutrients needed to help us endure harsh seasons . . . and overcome!
As you move into May, I would like to encourage you to draw close to God and plant your roots deep in his love. This is so important right now. With all the sadness (anxiety, fear, discouragement) trying to seep into our soul, we need refreshing from above more than ever before.
Jesus said, “I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing” (John 15:5).
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Are you tired of running? Is your heart heavy with care? Pawz & Pray is an invitation to slow down, savor previous moments, and discover the secrets to a truly meaningful life! If you’d like to draw closer to God, and happen to have a sweet spot for dogs, this book is for you! Also makes a great gift for your dog lover friends!
“Leila’s book has been a true inspiration to me. It makes you focus on what’s really important in life!”— Holly Cornwell, Editor 2007 – 2014, The Royal Spaniels
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Pawz & Pray: Finding Joy in the Journey with God, Family, and Furry Friends!
“Life is a journey. It’s a journey along a very winding road. We don’t how long the road is and its course takes us over many hurdles and obstacles. Sometimes it seems to soar high in the mountains; but other times it winds its way through deep valleys and dark tunnels. And along the way there are many crossroads where you are unsure as to which direction to take. But all the while God is there beside you. The big problem is that most of us forget that He is there.In Leila Grandemange’s wonderful book Pawz & Pray she has put together 130 short stories, prayers and devotionals that constantly remind us of Our Lord’s presence. Many are based on her own journey and include verses from the Bible and inspirational quotes. But the book also has lots of humor; especially when she tells anecdotes about her beloved dogs. In many ways the devoted love and affection of her dogs have parallels with the way that Our Lord has shone his light along our path. Pawz and Pray is a most delightful and inspirational book; a true kaleidoscope of Faith, Hope and Love.”—Dennis Homes, author, life-long dog advocate and breeder judge [Read more reviews]
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