Time really flies. It will be one year next month that we added Wilson, the yellow lab, to our family. When we adopted him, he was about to turn two years old. We were the fourth family he had been with in a period of 20 months.
Now, I’ve never owned a Labrador. My last dog, and best friend, was Duffy, a Golden Retriever. I quickly found out that the breeds are entirely different. While both are known to be chewers, Duffy at least had some restraint. Wilson, on the other hand ate anything! In a very short period of time we lost a Handel’s Messiah score, the cover to one of my favorite journals, the cover to one of my favorite books, an I-Pod, two pair of eye glasses…. Need I go on? Continue reading
Spring for me holds a new promise of life, hope and new beginnings. It’s become my favorite time of the year.
I have come through some very difficult times and springtime seems to be a time when many issues have been resolved. Every time without exception, God has provided. But God not only provided for all of my needs, He also sent me greeting cards in the process.
One such time was in the spring. I had just moved to a small, rental house during a very painful divorce. I was also unemployed and down to my last nickel. As God so often does, at the eleventh hour and fifty-ninth minute (God seems to work like that…) He provided a wonderful dream job when all of my money had run out.
Living in my little rental house, I did a lot of soul searching and healing. There is a favorite song from my childhood that I used to sing at church and still sing when I am being thoughtful and wanting to feel God’s presence. The song title is “His Eye is on the Sparrow” and the lyrics are - Why should I feel discouraged / Why should the shadows come / Why should my heart feel lonely / And long for heaven and home / Continue reading