Be Still and Know [Dog Mom Reflections]

Whenever I lounge on the sofa, my dogs instantly jump up next to me. It doesn’t take long for them to settle down and snuggle peacefully on my lap. My presence calms and comforts them, because they know how much I love them. I’m faithful to care for their every need.

Dear friend, God loves you and is caring for you, even if you aren’t always aware. Be still today (snuggle up with God) and trust him with everything that concerns you. God is with you and will help you. No need to fret or worry.

“Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10

Pause and Pray . . .

Dear God, help me to be still in your presence and trust that you will take care of me today. Amen

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How I Overcame Depression, With the Help of My Dogs! [Covid19 Encouragement]

2020 has been a chaotic a year for millions around the world. And if you’re dealing with depression, know that you’re not alone.

To give you perspective, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (AADA), in 2015, around 16.1 million adults aged 18 years or older in the U.S. experienced at least one major depressive episode, which represents 6.7 percent of all American adults. In 2020, with the global pandemic gripping the world, COVID-19 has likely tripled depression rate, study finds.

There are different types of depressive disorders, and all sorts of treatment options. In this blog post, I would simply like to share my personal experience with depression, and share how my dogs played a major role in pulling me through. If you are struggling with depression, and have the good fortune to have a dog (or other beloved pet), I pray this article will offer hope for better days.

How I Overcame Depression, with the Help of My Dogs

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Short Prayer for Post Election Day Anxiety

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. Amen

“You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!”

Isaiah 26:3
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