Ever have “Why, God?” days. His answers are precious treasures.
Category Archives: AART: Animal Assisted Relationship Training
D.O.G. – Depend on God
My devotion time was led by Hyzer this morning…our 18 oz. grand-dog who spent the night. Opening my prayer time with a plea for God to speak and untangle the chaos in my heart and mind, I immediately heard the waking whines of Hyzer. And here’s what I heard from my Father. Want to hearContinue reading “D.O.G. – Depend on God”
Dove Notes: Wounded by the Enemy
Do you have any wounds from the battle of life…maybe a battle scar or two? Life is hard and hurts unavoidable. Today, my doves offer us some new insights on wounds. A couple weeks ago, I came home to three wounded doves. There were slashes on their necks and at the top of their wings. Continue reading “Dove Notes: Wounded by the Enemy”
Dove Notes: Life’s Messy
Welcome to this little dove mini-series! There are two pieces prior to this, so if you would like to start at the beginning, these links will open in a new page. Dove Notes – Intro Dove Note – Do you hear me? Today, the dove note focuses on ‘Cleaning Up!’ Doves are messy. Mine liveContinue reading “Dove Notes: Life’s Messy”
Dove Notes: Do you hear me?
Welcome Back! If you missed the intro to this little series of lessons from my doves, visit here. The first Dove Note God sent through my doves was this: “I enjoy conversation!” TRUTH: DOVES ARE SOCIAL! Sometimes I will awaken in the middle of the night and hear my doves chattering to one another. TheirContinue reading “Dove Notes: Do you hear me?”
Dove Notes: Intro
A single mention of anything in Scripture ought to be paid attention to. But when there are multiple mentions of any one thing, it seems to me God has something important in mind! It piques my interest. Scripture mentions doves over thirty times. Often the context gives great honor to the dove. The most well-knownContinue reading “Dove Notes: Intro”
Chasing Off Demon John
This is John, the resident guard mule at the farm where we board our horses, Gretchen & Scooby. Isn’t he gorgeous? His coat glistens; he lives at rapt attention; and he owns the space he occupies. He also detests being handled. John came to the farm that way. The owner tried simply sitting in theContinue reading “Chasing Off Demon John”
“Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.” Proverbs 4:25 Do you ever struggle to ‘stay the course’ when you have begun a project? I do! Our bulldog, Barnabas fulfilled his role as “Encourager” this week as he set his mind to a task. After receiving a new ‘toy’ –Continue reading “Determined!”
Winning in Life!
Ever fight a war with an enemy caused by an enemy you cannot see? We all have—and do. My current battle is a minor but aggravating one: chigger bites. Creatures so tiny, the head of a pin can hold two or three but their poison so vile it literally dissolves skin tissue. At first, theyContinue reading “Winning in Life!”
Can Horses Help us Find the Path of Life?
Horses have been used by mankind for centuries: they have been trained and employed in myriad ways. Horses provide travelers aid, power farmers’ plows, help soldiers fight, carry burdens and manage herds. Parents employ horses to teach children responsibility while building physical and relational skills. Of course, millions simply use horses for pleasure and enjoyment. Continue reading “Can Horses Help us Find the Path of Life?”