Sometimes we find ourselves stuck, discouraged, anxious and afraid, maybe even feeling hopeless, because the challenges before us look like huge impassable mountains! If you’re facing such a mountain tonight, my earnest prayer is that you’ll find encouragement in these words.
Jeremiah tells us…
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A dear older friend who lives alone told me recently that she’s never really alone, because she can talk to God anytime she wants. What a precious reminder that God is always with us. One of God’s names is Emmanuel, which means “God with us.”
If you feel alone today, please talk to God. Have faith that He is with you, that He loves you, and is listening.
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I thought I’d start off the new year by sharing some good news. We don’t have to worry about tomorrow, because God has already been there! That’s a very comforting thought as we begin the new year. No need to fret and fuss. We can be still and know that God is Sovereign, and has a plan for our lives. Continue reading “You Don’t Have to Worry”
“A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won’t be too bad.” –Robert Wagner
As I considered all the possible New Year’s resolutions I could make, I started feeling a bit overwhelmed. There’s so much I want to accomplish, and also improve on. Closing my eyes to pray, I asked God, “What should my New Year’s Resolution be?”
The words “more love” swirled around in my mind as I snuggled with my precious pup. To love and be loved is such a beautiful feeling! Especially when that love is unconditional. I felt like God brought me back to the basics of life, and the greatest commandment . . .
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May you sense God’s presence with you along your path today.
“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” —Psalm 16:11
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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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