7 Amazing Benefits to Walking With Your Dog!

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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Rise and Shine! [Happiness Tip 10]

Rise and Shine

“If you’re going to rise, you might as well shine.” —unknown

Happiness Tip #10: Rise and Shine!
One of the best ways to find happiness is not to seek it, rather it’s to share it. Be thankful, be generous, be helpful, offer a word of encouragement to someone in need, rise and shine and share God’s love. Continue reading “Rise and Shine! [Happiness Tip 10]”

A Gentle Nudge to Begin with Prayer

“Early in the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.” Psalm 5:3
Dear friend, if you are struggling with anxiety, depression, or feelings of loneliness, it’s especially important to begin each day with prayer. Talk to God about all your struggles, then wait with an expectant heart. Expect that God will work in the details of your day. He cares for you, and would do nothing less.
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Unwavering Worship [encouraging thoughts for those in pain]

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When physical or emotional pain feels all-consuming, it can be hard to stay focused on certain Bible truths, like “God is good”, and “God is loving and faithful.” Consequently it can be tempting to refrain from praise and worship, and wallow in self-pity or doubt. And yet choosing this course never helps. In fact it only hinders our healing. So what do we do?

We must never allow the circumstances of life to affect our worship. Rather, we must let our fervent and heartfelt worship affect the circumstances of life. It’s not easy…but it is possible, by God’s grace.

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When Life Throws Lemons . . .

When life throws lemons . . .
Hey there friends! I hope your having a sunny day. But if you’re not for any reason, I’d like to offer you a gentle nudge to hope, heal, and be happy . . .
When life throws lemons at you, make lemonade 😊
Enjoying my freshly squeezed lemon juice with honey. God is so good! He always provides a way to get through our struggles!
“The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.” 1 Corinthians 10:13

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