Category Archives: Sunday Pause (Paws)

Sunday Pause (Paws): Focus On Something Else

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It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and turn the focus on something else.

I‘ve been experiencing a wide range of emotions lately. Part of it is getting older, feeling less patient, and worrying about my future. I know there are changes I need to make in my life, yet it can be so confusing and scary.

Then there are politics, the state of our country, so much violence, all the negative news reports, etc., etc., etc. It can all make you crazy!

I‘ve been reading a book for work called “Managing Emotional Mayhem.” According to what I read it makes me wonder if most of us grew up not ever learning how to deal with our emotions properly.

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Sunday Pause (Paws): Reminiscing

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It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and reminisce. Do you ever think back to when you first met your pet?

There were no special circumstances in my meeting Cino. I saw her on a Humane Society website and decided to drive over there and meet her. She was shy and aloof but after she made eye contact with me for the first time and let out a MEOW, that was it!

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Sunday Pause (Paws): It Might Be An Angel

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Time to kick back, relax, and enjoy some poetry.

I wrote a poem to go along with what I think is an adorable photo of Cino that I recently got with my new camera. I hope you enjoy it. 🙂

IT MIGHT BE AN ANGEL

When I look at that sweet face
I see an angel among this place
For me the word “just” doesn’t exist
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Sunday Pause (Paws): Hooray!

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, grumble a little and rejoice a little.

I have had such a busy week at home and at work that I didn’t think I would be able to put much of a Sunday post together. But then I read a post that I feel took the thoughts right out of my mind and the words right out of my mouth about animals and felt it makes a perfect Sunday post.

Here is a quote from that post:

Study after study has demonstrated that we have egregiously underestimated the animals. Animals are now known to reason and make decisions, to plan for the future, to have strong personal relationships with friends and family, to make personal sacrifices for the good of other creatures, and to have unique personalities. They can be optimistic or pessimistic, and that can depend on their surroundings. In short, animals do all kinds of things we used to think were uniquely human. As Jonathan Balcomb puts it, they are not just alive, they have lives.
Taken from:
Why Caring About Animals Is Central To What It Means To Follow Christ

(I have to add…it doesn’t seem to me that it takes rocket science to know this.)

Ironically I had made the following image the day before I read that post. It seems perfectly fitting with this. Continue reading

Sunday Pause (Paws): Photo Fun

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and enjoy photos of the beautiful season of fall.

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We have had way below average temperatures and it has been rainy and cloudy for weeks. So when I headed out with my new camera on a fall road trip it wasn’t a very ideal day. It didn’t rain but it was still very cloudy and cold. But even so, there were many beautiful trees to see despite the weather.

Along our drive we also saw different animals such as horses, cows, and deer. Continue reading

Sunday Pause (Paws): An Animal Is An Animal

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and take a moment to think about animals…really.

I recently read about a day created by The Anglican Society for Animals calledAnimal Welfare Sunday” which is today. It looks like they encourage churches to speak about animals and God’s intent for them.

I think this is great and I wish there were more discussions and sermons in the church about this.

“God gave us dominion over animals, but I truly believe the human race has misinterpreted this and that he, along with us, is grieving over the treatment of animals in our society.”
(A quote from my ABOUT page)

I have always loved animals. I grew up with an adorable black toy poodle and if friends or family had pets I could always be found wherever they were. But it wasn’t until I took the time to learn about how our society treats & uses other animals that I made some important lifestyle changes.

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