Max Retriever and his (mostly) endearing obstinate streak

- Max hanging out while Rebekah works One of the many things I love about my dog, Max, is the small rebellious streak that crops up from time to time; or, as he would put it, "my sense of humor!" - Max Max is a highly trained, wonderfully sensitive, "I know all the commands" therapy …

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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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Max Retriever goes to the spa

Looks like it's time for another "dog-blog" entry, featuring the exceptionally huge Mr. Max. This week was his seasonal grooming session at the Dirty Dog Spa here in Wake Forest. He loves all the attention, and he outdid himself in terms of both charming the technicians and setting a new hair avalanche record in the …

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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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Max Retriever is an Empath –

“But ask the animals, and they will teach you,    or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you,    or let the fish in the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know    that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his hand is the life of every creature    and the …

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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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Another Beautiful Weekend (photos of Max Retriever)

If I were teaching Sunday school... - with Max at the park Saturday Note: I'm sorry, friends, but there is no "If I were teaching Sunday school" lesson this weekend. I poured all of my teaching into my visit with the New York Presbyterian men Saturday morning - see yesterday's post: "My New York Saturday." …

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tree trouble, grandchildren, beard news, and Max #PhotoFriday

“So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today."Jesus - Matthew 6:34 - a new look for the back of my parents' home! So I was heading out to my car during Wednesday's rain when a movement caught my peripheral vision and I turned to watch …

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the relationship between light and the one with eyes to see

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” - John 8:12 As someone who appreciates photography, I find light fascinating. Not so much as something to be manipulated as a resource to work with. I …

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Images to make you smile: #PhotoFriday

The Lord bless you and keep you;the Lord make his face shine on youand be gracious to you;the Lord turn his face toward youand give you peace.Numbers 6:24-26 - North Carolina writer Derek Maul Today - following a couple of relatively quiet "Photo-Friday" posts - I have some wonderful images to share. The photography, like my writing, has …

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