Thursday, January 10, 2013

DOG TIRED.......

A few weeks ago an older tired-looking dog wandered into my yard.  I could tell from his collar and well-fed belly that he had a home and was well taken care of.  He calmly came over to me.  I gave him a few pats on the head....he then followed me into my house, slowly walked down the hall and curled up in the corner and fell asleep..  An hour later he went to the door and I let him out.  The next day he was back,  greeted me in my yard, walked inside and returned to the spot in the hall and again slept for about an hour.  This continued off and on for about two weeks Curious, I pinned a note to his collar,  "I would like to find out who is the owner of this wonderful dog is and to ask you if you are aware that almost every afternoon your dog comes to my house for a nap."
   The next day he arrived for his nap with a different note pinned to his collar.  "He lives in a home with 6 children....2 under the age of 3.  He's trying to catch up on his sleep.   Can I come with him tomorrow?"

Saturday, January 05, 2013


  What does the future hold?  Much of the past, for history has a way of repeating itself.  We handled the past and we can do even better in the future, for hindsight can give us little foresight, not specifically, but generally.
  The best thing about the future is that it comes upon us by degrees, a day at a time.  We can manage that much. 
  Whatever it holds, my future is mine;  be it fair weather, let me bask in the sun;  if it be storms, let me bend with the wind.
   The future belongs to those who can make adjustments and who are willing to work with God as partners for a better life.