Monday, September 30, 2013

The Journey

As a dog walker I can honestly say that dogs are all about the journey

rather than the destination. They stop and sniff the air, taking in all the 

aromas around them. They are reading the air, the grass, and the path 

with their noses. They enjoy each little stop along the way. Inevitably 

whenever I am in a hurry they are not. They take it all in, not worried

about schedules or even tomorrow's walk. They aren't looking for that

special place to "end up," they simply enjoy the path along the way.

There is so much I can learn from these little guys. Dogs live in the 

moment, love unconditionally, and are faithful to the end. 

 "Lord show me how to live the unleashed life in a world full of 


Monday, September 9, 2013

Eyes on the Master


His name is Shadow, and when I grow up I want to be just like him.

 My prayer is that one day I will be as faithful to my Lord as this little dog is to me. He literally lives up to his name; following me every step I take. He watches me, anticipating my next step. Today, I told him that I was going to take him and Bo, our Golden retriever, for a ride in the car.  Bo-bear, as we affectionately call him, was doing his "tippy-toe" dance that he does when he gets excited. Meanwhile Shadow quietly stood watching me. I told  each of them to sit and in an instant Shadow's backside dropped, his eyes still focused on his master. Poor Bo-bear, however, had a hard time taking orders and continued to dance, jump and whine. Yet, there sat Shadow looking me straight in the eye, head up, waiting for me to give the command. His desire has always been to please me. As I stood there watching his reaction, he too watched me with great anticipation and adoration in his eyes. He is secure in the love I have for him. His love and loyalty make my heart melt. I just adore my little pup.  Yes, when I grow up, I want to be just like Shadow, whose eyes are always on his master and whose heart he longs to please.