BORED

I don’t remember being bored as a kid. Living on the farm where there weren’t any other kids my age to play with, I usually found things to do outside by myself. This was when I learned how much I love animals. I had dogs, cats, rabbits, fish, a tiny turtle from Woolworths, a salamanderContinue reading “BORED”

RAGE

Two wrongs don’t make a right. We hear that old adage but do we understand what it means? Rudeness, road rage, shopping cart rage, self-righteousness, impatience, and lack of empathy and consideration all contribute to a cloud of discontentment and sorrow. There is so much anger and despair in the world, and it feeds onContinue reading “RAGE”

EMBARRASSED

I’ve discovered there are two types of people at the dog park: The ones who are horrified that you don’t do something about your dog’s disgusting behavior, and the ones who say, “Don’t worry. They’re dogs, and that’s what dogs do.” Finding the middle ground with wisdom is my goal. Presently, our dog Dandy hasContinue reading “EMBARRASSED”

BEAUTIFUL

My husband thinks I’m beautiful inside and out.Those words, which surprised me, make me want to live up to them. Click here for a story on how to be an “Eight Cow Wife” (or Husband). https://journeytojoy.tv/eight-cow-wife/ The world can be a cruel place. People you trust can hurt you. Loyalty can be nonexistent or misplaced.Continue reading “BEAUTIFUL”

RESPECT

“Every living being deserves respect, but children, animals, and the elderly deserve protection.” Someone commented this and I considered the words carefully. I often hear that respect must be earned and I ask myself, “Do I respect every living being”? How can I respect a person who does heinous things on purpose, or harms peopleContinue reading “RESPECT”

THIS DAY

Thirty-one years ago, after two weeks of sobriety in a treatment program, while watching the 700 Club with Pat Robertson on television, I chose this day to come to Jesus in complete submission, and on my knees, humbly admitted my sinfulness and asked for forgiveness. Jesus welcomed me with open arms that were full ofContinue reading “THIS DAY”