Are you struggling to find joy?In Pawz & Pray, author Leila Grandemange talks from the heart about the things that keep us busy, burdened, distracted, and disconnected from God, and turns our eyes heavenward where lasting joy is found. Whimsical, genuine, and uplifting, the insights drawn from Leila’s journey, accompanied by her furry friends, will lead you down peaceful paths where you can hear from God, restore your soul, and refocus on what truly matters!
Pawz & Pray is a collection of heartwarming stories, scriptures, and prayers, inviting you to draw close to God and discover the secrets to a truly meaningful life. In these pages, Leila will help you:
Are you troubled by worry or regret? Jim Carrey said, “If you aren’t in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret.” Learn about the benefits of living in the hear and now.
“Hellooo! Are you there?”
That’s me translating for my dog. It was a typical morning. My thoughts were racing ahead to all that needed to be done. My pup wanted me to throw him his ball however. He placed his head on my lap while I was trying to eat breakfast. Then he placed his big paws on my shoulders, so you can imagine that got my attention! Finally, I threw him his ball. You know how that goes. He brought it back for more, and more . . .
My thoughts drifted back to the “here and now.” It’s a less stressful place actually, the here and now. I stayed in the moment for awhile, enjoying playing with my dog.
Dogs are some of my favorite teachers, imparting wisdom into my life in ways I never thought possible! One of the most cherished lessons I’ve learned from my dogs is to live in the moment.
Dogs are masters of mindfulness. In other words, they are aware of their surroundings and what they’re doing moment by moment . . . and I believe that they extract the fullest joy from each moment. I think this is what gives them their carefree spirit.
Look up, not down. Look forward, not back. Look out, not in. — unknown
Walking down the street, I noticed that everyone was looking down. It was a beautiful Autumn day. The sky was blue and the sun was shining, but everyone had their heads either buried in their cell phones, talking or texting, or they were simply looking down. Maybe they were deep in thought or struggling with cares. I don’t really know, but I’ve been there. I’m sure you have too. Continue reading “Struggling to Look Up?”→