****Our Oscar passed away this past Monday, February 20, 2023. He inspired a few blogs and I wanted to share them again. I love how the Father speaks through all His creation, especially “man’s best friend” of which this boy was. RIP sweet buddy!****
Here he sits.
A dog that was bred in Northern Scotland to rid farms, castles and other areas of vermin. A West Highland Terrier that has a tail that can be pulled out of a tunnel without pain or damage. A dog with a bark loud enough to notify the owner when he gets in that tunnel. (God’s creation amazes me by the way…)
*********Our sweet boy passed away yesterday, February 20, 2023. He was almost 12 years old and taught us so many things worth repeating. The Father used him in so many ways. RIP Sweet boy, our hearts are broken, but how grateful we are to have had you in our lives.********
My pup and I have a routine we go through every single night. And if I am not where I am supposed to be, sometime in the evening I have to get there…no matter the hour.Continue reading Lap Dogs→
Some see an almost barren, winter gum ball tree. A representation of the season that is not a favorite of mine. All I have to do is mention “gum balls” and everyone knows it has no value other than its ability to produce a seed ball that can get in lawn mowers and shoot out at ankles causing a deep gash, depending on the distance and speed of its trajectory! And forget walking barefoot.
Yet others see a chance to recharge, a chance to rest in a way that will bring the beauty of spring and renewal. All the while still seeing the irritating gum balls.
Now look closely.
I saw something in this lonely looking tree that I have never seen before.
And I have looked at that tree for over 35 years.
Dozens of yellow birds, picking out the seeds from those dreaded gum balls! I always wondered where my precious yellow birds went in the winter, and would wait patiently each spring to see my first one. Were they always in my front yard and I was too busy to see them?(That’s another post for another time!)
I know that God is very personal, and “yellow bird” has shown up over and over when I have needed him too. This day I described was no exception.
Except I wasn’t looking. The most I have ever seen together. My heart has been emotionally broken for several reasons of late and I have been praying for so many serious issues…on the very day they showed up!
Is your heart broken too?
What’s the big deal? It is just a coincidence.
I feel differently. It was if God reached down and gave me His love in a way in which I was not expecting on a cold, blustery day in January. He reminded me that He was here with me and had not left nor forsaken me.
And in an irritating gum ball tree that I thought had no purpose at all. Looks like the birds thought differently.
And the Father did too. He uses all situations, no matter how uncomfortable, how frustrating, how misunderstood… for His glory and He builds my faith.