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Personal Responsibilty

Don't Get Caught Sleeping
Don't Get Caught Sleeping

Personal responsibility is yours and yours alone.

This is a tough lesson to learn.

In the animal kingdom, if you don’t learn it, you become someone else’s dinner.

In a way, it happens to humans, just not in the literal sense.

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Dropped The Ball?

Same Goes For Forgiveness
Same Goes For Forgiveness

Don’t we hate it when someone makes a mistake?

Guess what, others feel the same way when it happens in reverse.

Take traffic for example. We say things and do hand gestures in our car when someone cuts us off, pulls in front of us or stops suddenly, etc.

And yet we act like we never commit the same offense.

Get a grip and extend forgiveness. And, I’m sorry I didn’t show up at Church yesterday to fulfill my Lector responsibilities. I forgot and and took the day off by mistake.

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I Rescued A Human Today

I Rescued A Human Today
I Rescued A Human Today

This story , by Janine Allen, arrived via email the other day, and thought today, the four-month anniversary of Carter’s farewell would be a nice time to share it.

Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels. I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her. I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn’t be afraid.

As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage. I didn’t want her to know that I hadn’t been walked today. Sometimes the shelter keepers get too busy and I didn’t want her to think poorly of them.

As she read my kennel card I hoped that she wouldn’t feel sad about my past. I only have the future to look forward to and want to make a difference in someone’s life.

She got down on her knees and made little kissy sounds at me. I shoved my shoulder and side of my head up against the bars to comfort her. Gentle fingertips caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship.

A tear fell down her cheek and I raised my paw to assure her that all would be well. Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped into her arms. I would promise to keep her safe. I would promise to always be by her side. I would promise to do everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes. I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor. So many more are out there who haven’t walked the corridors. So many more to be saved. At least I could save one.

I rescued a human today.

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Beauty Will Rise

Beauty WILL Rise!
Beauty WILL Rise!

How’s your Spirit?

Do you ever feel like God is unfair?

This is called doubt. And as your Spirit grows, you allow less room for doubt. Less room for fear.

And it’s like exercise or money, it requires disciplined effort to be in sound physical, financial and spiritual shape.

The past few nights I’ve been working out Spiritually. How? By listening to Steven Curtis Chapman’s newest CD, Beauty Will Rise.

Try to imagine your worst nightmare. And then try to imagine God not being interested or caring.

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Was Bill Cosby Jesus?

One of the all-time great comedians, Bill Cosby, shares a short story about why he thought he was Jesus Christ. Do great work this Memorial Day, no matter what anyone calls you: