Enjoy the Journey . . .
We’ve heard it said. We’ve seen it written on cards. We’ve had friends tell us, “Just relax, enjoy the journey.”
It’s an awesome encouragement, but, it’s not always easy to find joy along life’s broken road. Sometimes I wish I was more like my dogs. It seems so easy for them to enjoy life! No matter where we are, what we’re doing, rain or shine, they’re tail wagging happy or at the very least they’re calm and content.
What’s the key to finding joy in life, especially when times are tough?
Having observed my dogs year after year, day in and day out, I think the secret to their joyful attitude is their complete trust in me. They know without a shadow of a doubt that I love them and that I always look out for them.
Their example encourages me to worry less and to trust God’s plan. After all God went through on the cross, suffering an excruciating death to demonstrate his undying love for me, how can I not trust his plan?
God says in Jeremiah 29:11–Continue reading “3 Powerful Keys to Enjoying Life’s Journey”
Whenever I lounge on the sofa, my dogs instantly jump up next to me. It doesn’t take long for them to settle down and snuggle peacefully on my lap. My presence calms and comforts them, because they know how much I love them. I’m faithful to care for their every need.
Dear friend, God loves you and is caring for you, even if you aren’t always aware. Be still today (snuggle up with God) and trust him with everything that concerns you. God is with you and will help you. No need to fret or worry.
“Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10
Pause and Pray . . .
For more encouragement check out my new book— Pawz and Pray: Finding Joy in the Journey with God, Family, and Furry Friends! 130 Inspiring Stories and Devotions for Dog Lovers!Continue reading “Be Still and Know [Dog Mom Reflections]”
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Wishing you comfort and joy!
For more encouragement check out my new book— Pawz and Pray: Finding Joy in the Journey with God, Family, and Furry Friends! 130 Inspiring Stories and Devotions for Dog Lovers!Continue reading “Valentine’s Day Quote for Dog Lovers”
One of the sweetest lessons learned from my dogs is the importance of slowing down. Not just slowing down to savor life’s precious moments, but also slowing down to pray—to take time daily to talk to God (and listen), and to share my needs.Continue reading “Slow Down to Pray [Dog Lover Devotions]”
My New Years goal, inspired by my Dogs!
When my dogs jump in my lap and lavish me with kisses, I truly feel MUCH LOVED! I guess they think I’m pretty awesome and lovable! Well, I don’t know about that LOL! I have my down days, like everyone else. But experiencing their unconditional love does inspire me to strive to live up to that love. So that is my New Years Goal—to be the kind of person my dog already thinks I am!Continue reading “A DOG INSPIRED New Years Goal!”