Category Archives: Biblical

Sunday Pause (Paws): Into The New Year

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back and relax!

Here we are into the New Year. We had a mellow New Year’s Eve and just snuggled on the couch. New Year’s Day we went to see the movie “A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood.” What a great example Mr. Rogers was for all of us. He really tuned in and listened to others, validated feelings, saw that everyone matters, and was very kind. His kindness extended to non-humans as well. He was a vegetarian who said he could never eat something that was walking around or that has a mother. This movie was an encouraging way to start off the New Year!

When Cino and I were talking resolutions this is the look I got.

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Sunday Pause (Paws): That Sweet Face

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back and relax. I don’t know what the weather is like where you are but here it has been a weekend to stay in. We’re having rain/snow mix and it is making for some very icy road conditions. On weekends like this I truly can take some time to kick back and relax.

I hope all of you who celebrate enjoyed Christmas and the gatherings. At my family gathering I was asked how things were going with my blogging. My response was “good but I haven’t been writing very meaty posts lately.” I miss sitting down and pouring my heart into a post and I will get back to that. Sometimes life just takes you in other directions for a while.

My meaty posts usually come from an experience of some sort. Not too long ago when I was driving on a highway I passed a truck full of cows. My heart instantly became heavy and I had tears streaming down my face. I wondered if I was the only one on that highway who notices and feels sad for them. Or if everyone sees such a thing as “normal.” In this world it may be looked at as “normal” but the God I know didn’t have that planned for his creation. So in my awareness I have to ask myself do I sit back and just act “normal” and go along with the crowd or do I speak up and educate others? I choose the latter. So you see it is experiences that touch my heart & soul that bring about those meaty posts and I hope this last paragraph was somewhat that.

That experience of seeing the cows (and the adorable picture of Cino) made me think of a poem I wrote a while ago and thought it would fit very well in today’s post. I changed it a little bit and have recorded myself reading it. But boy did I have a lot of trouble making this video. I worked on it for a long, long time, late into the night. It seems to be a software problem. Hopefully I will figure it out eventually for future videos or just go with another route of recording. But for now this is the best I can do. It is a recording with my phone. The poem is also typed out on this post if you want to follow along or just read it.

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Sunday Pause (Paws): Festive Bow Tie

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back and relax.

Today I wrote a little poem and added pics/images of Cino in her bow tie to accompany it. 🙂

We’re in that time of year
When everyone is filled with cheer
Dressing up with a festive bow tie
Singing “Angels We Have Heard On High”

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Posing for pics looking our best
Hoping others are impressed

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Sunday Pause (Paws): What Would Jesus Post?

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back and relax.

This is a bit more serious type post than the usual “light” posts I try to do on Sundays. But when I write posts the ideas usually come from something that happened the previous week.

It started from last Sundays sermon at church that was titled “What Would Jesus Post?” It got me thinking about how there is so much negativity and ugliness out there on social media. There is also a lot of negativity and ugliness in the world. Of course there is good too. But often the bad is focused on more than the good as I find the news is, which is why I do not watch news. We are bombarded with messages that put fear in us, make us worry, feel angry, and so on.

As my pastor said the world is actually suppose to be a preview of what’s to come. We are not suppose to live as if this is all there is until the world ends. We are to live heaven on earth now. So what will heaven be like? No more pain, fear, fighting, abuse, illness, and so on. OK…so we can’t make ALL that happen now but we can do our part to try to live our lives as God intended. We can practice loving one another and loving dominion over the earth and the animals. When we do that we bring a little bit of heaven to earth.

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Sunday Pause (Paws): Our Fellow Beings

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back and relax.

I still do not have internet set up yet. Hopefully it will be all set up tomorrow. But for now I’m doing my best to post from my phone.

I wrote a short poem that I thought went good along with an image I put together on my phone for my social media pages.

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Going about the everyday day

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Sunday Pause (Paws): The Job Given To Us

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and take a little time to think about the job given to us in regards to animals.

I‘m so busy with packing that I will once again be keeping this post short. I wrote a short poem and created the following image. I hope you enjoy.

God’s creation entrusted to us 
There’s really nothing to discuss
He made it clear and said to care
For all his animals everywhere

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