What would you give Jesus for Christmas?
When I first read the following poem, “Gift To Jesus— A Dog”, I was quickly drawn to the delightful idea of giving a gift to Jesus, and that gift being a dog! I wish someone had given Jesus a dog as devoted and sweet as all the dog’s I’ve known. This is a photo of one of my dogs, snuggling with me. Her fervent love, adoring eyes, and unwavering friendship has always been an incredible comfort. Join with me in imagining a very special gift to Jesus, with this heart-warming poem by Jane Sears.
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“As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.” Psalm 42:1
At first, it may be hard to think of anything positive that can result from living in scorching heat. But there is one that came to mind this week, as the temperatures rose into the 90’s.
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“The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein, for he has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers.” Psalm 24:1-2
Thank you for beautiful earth. What an incredible gift you left us! Help me today, and everyday, to care for it with tender loving care.
Happy Earth Day!
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When I’m feeling blue, my dogs motivate me to get out and walk. And when I do, I always gain fresh perspective and feel happier!
Life is tough, and more often than not we find ourselves sitting inside lamenting our problems in the dark rather than getting outside and letting nature and sunshine help us heal.
Personally, I think dog owners have an amazing advantage in this area. Dogs need their daily walks or playtime outside. What better motivator to lay aside our problems and get outside and hang out with our furry friends!
If you’re feeling sad or troubled in heart, I’d like to encourage you to get your walking shoes on, and get outside. Let your dogs lead you to beautiful places where nature soothes the weary soul and vibrant colors ignite feelings of hope. Breath in the fresh air and exhale any worry and fear. See God in creation, be encouraged, and give thanks.
There are countless amazing benefits to walking your dog. These are just a few I’ve found personally helpful.
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