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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In the words of Zechariah, we are “Prisoners of Hope”!

As for you also, because of the blood of my covenant with you,    I will set your prisoners free from the waterless pit. Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope;    today I declare that I will restore to you double.Zechariah 9:11-12 Three short stories from a good weekend: First, to follow up on yesterday's "Reality Begins to …

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Photo-shoot with Max Retriever

Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad;    let the sea resound, and all that is in it. Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them;    let all the trees of the forest sing for joy. Let all creation rejoice before the Lord... - Psalm 96:11-12 - Typically, Max fails to cooperate with the camera So the other day I …

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a dozen great photos from the weekend!

Lord, you have done so many things!    You made them all so wisely!The earth is full of your goodness! - Psalm 104:24 This morning's post features a lot of great photos from the weekend, featuring Max the giant Golden Retriever, our beautiful grandchildren in Miami, and then another great Sunday morning at WFPC. Additionally (if you …

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