You can either roll in it… or “think on these things”

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Scout Labradoodle

Alrighty, friends, I had something very serious I wanted to post about today. There’s a toxic undercurrent to the tone of public discourse right now, and I feel the need to address it.

But – and exactly because of this toxic undercurrent – sometimes what the Internet needs is puppy dogs, butterflies, and rainbows. So here’s a puppy dog. You’re welcome.

img_7549-001In the winter we let Scout’s coat grow out. Consequently, she needs grooming around three times per day. The budget, however, works more like once every couple of months. That’s why I take photographs when we get back from the “Dirty Dog Spa” – it’s so I can remember what she’s supposed to look like.

To be honest, I think Scout herself prefers the au naturel look. She’s not a big fan of “fluffy,” and she spends the rest of the day trying to shake the water out of her ears and looking for something nasty to roll in.

I’m tempted to take this in the direction of a current event metaphor, but instead I’ll take a deep breath and let the moment pass. We didn’t let Scoutie roll in it yet, and I’m not about to either.

So, in the words of one of  absolute my favorite writers, Paul:

From now on, brothers and sisters, if anything is excellent and if anything is admirable, focus your thoughts on these things: all that is true, all that is holy, all that is just, all that is pure, all that is lovely, and all that is worthy of praise. Practice these things: whatever you learned, received, heard, or saw in us. The God of peace will be with you. РPhilippians 4:8-9

And if that doesn’t work, copy and paste one of these photos of the puppy. She’s actually working on behalf of the kingdom. Peace – DEREK

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