“God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.” —Psalm 46:1Continue reading “When Life Feels Chaotic [Short Prayer]”
Look at that sweet face!
My adorable poodle is giving me the “Pleeease give me some of your food” look . . . and of course, I will oblige.
Dogs, with their loving expressions and gentle nature can make almost anyone’s heart melt. Even the hardest heart is swayed by their kind nature. What if we took a hint from our furry friends and tried a little bit harder to be gentle and kind?
Acts of kindness, in word and deed are extremely positive and powerful. But we will only ever see the power revealed when we can say— “Kindness begins with me.”Continue reading “Dog Mom Reflections on the Power of Kindness”
Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.Corrie Ten Boom
Heavenly Father, as I go about my day, please help me to trust you with all my heart and not lean on my own understanding of what I see and feel. Remind me that you are good, that you love me, and are with me. And help me to trust that you are sovereign over all the earth. I commit this day to you right now, and all my loved ones. Keep us in your loving care. Amen
Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek his will in all you do,
and he will show you which path to take. — Proverbs 3:5-6
Are you struggling with worry?
Jesus says to you, “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart.”
Receive God’s special gift to you today. Receive God’s sweet inner peace. Receive the assurance that no matter what’s going on around you, God is with you and you are deeply loved.Continue reading “Are You Struggling with Worry? [Short Encouraging Words]”
Post Election Day anxiety is something many are dealing with today. The wait, the worry . . . what will tomorrow hold?
Post Election Day stress and anxiety is very real for many folks, especially since the full 2020 election results may not be in for few more days. But there’s really no need to worry. God loves us and is still on his throne! Pray this short uplifting prayer, meditate on the verses below, and receive God’s peace.
Pause and pray . . .
Dear God, I don’t know what tomorrow holds, but I do know that you hold tomorrow. Please help me to keep my eyes fixed on you. AmenContinue reading “Short Prayer for Post Election Day Anxiety”
“Dogs need to sniff the ground; it’s how they keep abreast of current events. The ground is a big giant newspaper, containing all kinds of late-breaking dog news items, which, if they are especially urgent, are often continued in the next yard.” —Dave Barry
It’s election week! For some, it’s a week of excitement. For others, it’s a week filled with anxiety. If you’re one of those who is struggling with anxiety, I’d like to offer a bit of inspiration learned from my dogs.
My dogs are constantly sniffing around. Whether they are sniffing in the yard or in the house, they often seem enthralled in something that has captured their attention. That “something” could be the scent of smelly socks, food, the neighbor’s doggie, some other animal, or anything really.
Personally, I think humans are a lot like them. We too are constantly sniffing around, being lead by the things that capture our senses. Right now, I’d say most Americans are captured by the election news cycle. We’ve got our noses glued to the TV, and we’re being led whichever way those enticing scents take us. I’m not sure that’s such a good thing, because the news typically thrives on sensational headlines that can make us more anxious and afraid …Continue reading “Election Week [Short Uplifting Thoughts]”