Rain, soggy leaves, and dog photos!

This morning in Wake Forest it is cold and wet, reminding me of the late autumn in England. I have fond memories of walking home from school in my "Wellies," sloshing through deep piles of wet leaves, or playing soccer in the mud on a cold, rainy afternoon (it was fun only if you were …

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Some inspiration from Max Retriever…

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,    for I have put my trust in you.Show me the way I should go,    for to you I entrust my life. Rescue me from my enemies, Lord,    for I hide myself in you. Psalm 143:8-9 - Max This morning my oversized Golden Retriever, Max, was super-excited to go for his walk. He …

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Dogs, Flowers, and Sandwiches – this week’s Photo-Friday

Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning,    for I am trusting you.Show me where to walk,    for I give myself to you.Psalm 143:8 It is always interesting to review the past week's photographs, and take note of what was left out when I was sharing other thoughts, devotions, opinion, and commentary. Sometimes I take photographs …

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Breath of Heaven – the practice of Soul-Full-Ness

- just a beautiful day in Wake Forest, NC Jesus replied, “Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again. But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.”“Please, sir,” the woman said, “give me this water! Then I’ll never …

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When cultivating an open spirit helps with the overwhelm

- Max Retriever enjoying the outdoors We are like common clay jars that carry this glorious treasure within, so that this immeasurable power will be seen as God’s, not ours. Though we experience every kind of pressure, we’re not crushed. At times we don’t know what to do, but quitting is not an option. We …

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“Who’s a Good Boy!” – We all need a little affirmation

Jesus - “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”John 16:33 Once in a while - not often enough I'm sure - Max Retriever gets to go see his friends at the Dirty Dog Spa and come …

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Golden Retrievers and Cornish Game Hens

We know that God works all things together for good for the ones who love God, for those who are called according to his purpose.Romans 8:28 - Rebekah, Max, Derek So here's a fun post in the ongoing "Dog Blog" collection of stories. Max, our huge 90+ pound Golden Retriever, was invited for an afternoon …

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Jesus throwing down another challenge

The wolf will live with the lamb,    and the leopard will lie down with the young goat;    the calf and the young lion will feed together,    and a little child will lead them. The cow and the bear will graze.    Their young will lie down together,    and a lion will eat straw like an ox.Isaiah 11:6-7 I am one of those soft-hearted …

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Moe, Scout, and Max – a review of the Maul family dogs

- Max, fresh from the Dirty Dog Spa It's been a while since I wrote anything about our ginormous golden, Max. We've had him 15 months now and I can't say enough wonderful things about him. So this week, when we got back from The Dirty Dog Spa, I told him it was time for …

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“Just ask the animals, they will teach you” – Max Retriever

- Max Retriever “You people really know everything, don’t you?    And when you die, wisdom will die with you!Well, I know a few things myself...“Just ask the animals, and they will teach you.    Ask the birds of the sky, and they will tell you.Speak to the earth, and it will instruct you.    Let the fish in the sea …

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