Category Archives: Puppy Lessons

Protecting One’s Domain

Do I have a treat for you today? My beloved has written a Word for us. I think you will like it.

This morning as I was reading my daily devotion, a thought came to me which of all things came from my friendly four-footed creature, better known as my dog, Sara.

The devotion I read this morning was about the pet of the writer, (a dog) which was chewing up a particular pillow on the couch. She would come home

for a number of days and find the pillow chewed apart and cotton all over the house. She would pick up the loose cotton put it back in its covering and sew it up.

This went on for several days and she realized that her sweet pet was going back to the same pillow and figuring out where the weak spot in the pillow

was and proceeded to rip it apart day after day. Enough is enough. Throw the old pillow away, buy a new one. Did it and the problem solved.

Now how does this relate to my dog? You see my Sara does not like foreign creatures in her domain. ie. possums, armadillos turtles, squirrels, and even snakes inside her living quarters.

The way she handles these creatures is to put them to sleep permanently or bark enough until I come outside and chase them away or move them to an area where they will not be a temptation to her anymore.

If only we as individuals would take a lesson from the devotion I read or my Sara to remove those things in our life that is a temptation to us. 

It is just as easy as getting rid of that old item in our life we keep going back to and keep chewing on, or do not let new sins creep into our domain.

Let us take that simple step, throw that old pillow away, and enjoy the comfort of that new pillow, (life) that has been purchased for us.

Next, if a new temptation tries to sneak into our domain (life), put it to sleep or keep barking, (praying) until you get help to put that out of your domain.

It is a simple thing, and He has told us that there is nothing too big or too small that He can’t take care of for us.

Thanks, Sara for the lesson today.


A Puppy Dog

I am smitten with the beauty of it. img_8633The bluest blue, dotted with white and sprinkled with green. So much so that I came in to pen this post for you.

It is not quite two o’clock in Lower Alabama and the skies
are a feast for eyes.
I noticed as I was strolling the yard there was nary a breeze. Since coming in though I see Old Glory giving me a wave or two. img_8638A gorgeous September day! And we could and probably should stop right there but we generally don’t; we go on to say But it’s hot! And so it is. img_8637

Yep! striking somewhere between 90 and 100 degrees. I’ve often done this: see the exceedingly good things surrounding me and then let a but it’s hot turn my sunshine to rain; BUT today I think I’ll just enjoy this puppy dog flying high. img_8624

Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; and thy 
faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds. source
11 (10) For your grace is great, all the way to heaven,
and your truth, all the way to the skies.
12 (11) Be exalted, God, above heaven!
May your glory be over all the earth! source

Amen and Amen!

Until then ~ ~ ~ Kathie 
The Blood of Jesus is Enough




This excerpt from my You Version Reading Plan prompts this post.

Two puppies were thrown into a backyard wading pool by their playful master. One yelped hysterically while the other romped and played in the cool water. The master observed that the difference was not in the pool but in the pups.

via Day 348 – Draw Near – 365 Guides to Greater Intimacy with God |

Same pool. Same water temperature. Same environment, but what a difference!

Lets say we are pups.  How will we respond when we hit the water today? How have we already responded thus far?

The pups’ master in our little story we assume loved his pups; he is characterized as playful; meaning throwing them into the pool was a benevolent act. An act not to harm them but to give them an opportunity to enjoy being a puppy. Perhaps he had a plan; a plan to take them on a journey that included a much larger body of water – the pool was preparatory.

We have a Benevolent Master and He has a plan: that we enjoy being a human AND He definitely has us on a journey and He definitely prepares us for the next large body of water. Question is . . .

Which pup am I? Which pup are you?

The MASTER speaks:

John 10:10 The thief comes only in order to steal, kill and destroy; I have come so that they may have life, life in its fullest measure.

via John 10:9-11 KJV;CJB – I am the door: by me if any man enter – Bible Gateway.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.

via Jer 29:11 NASB;CJB – For I know the plans that I have for – Bible Gateway.

Be Hidden in CHRIST,

ABBA, thank You for this story, thank You for the prompt, thank You for the lesson; thank You for forgiveness since I already messed up BUT in this moment I can begin again and not only me but all of us; thank You for being more than benevolent toward us! I pray for each person who comes here to read and pray or just to read for whatever reason; I pray, HOLY SPIRIT, all will experience You as a benevolent, playful, serious, all-wise, loving, kind, perfect Master, Savior, Friend and ABBA.  And with our praises and our thankfulness we come with our petitions for Others and as we bring their names and faces before You we trust You to do all things well concerning them. {Jamie, Terri, Jill, Nicole, Dori, Kerri, Lance, Anna, John, Valerie, Perry, ________} And we pray for Others to receive strength to repent and believe on and in JESUS name. 


For Our Learning

Yeah! Blog snow is back!!

Romans 1:20 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.

via Romans 1:20 NASB – For since the creation of the world His – Bible Gateway.

John 1:3 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

3 All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.

via John 1:3 NASB – All things came into being through Him, – Bible Gateway.

I am convinced that ALL creation was made to reveal GOD to us and even we ourselves.

Sara (if you missed her announcement, click HERE) is one of those creations and we are both learning.

I have long found dogs to be forgiving creatures – they give unconditional love.  That most assuredly should remind of us ABBA.  Sara has been with us a little more than a week and in that time she has learned well that the new wood flooring is off-limits to her. She is mindful of this no-no even while she plays.  Earlier this morning, she was in chase of her ball; now she flat-out enjoys chasing that ball across the kitchen and dining room floors. Today the ball was wild and Sara was in hot pursuit, if puppies could giggle I have no doubt she would have been. And then! oh no the ball rolled squarely on the wood floor; and Sara? Well, Sara abruptly abandoned her pursuit.  Not only did she stop short of her predetermined boundary she looked up at me as if to say please fetch it for me, I can’t go in there. And did I? Oh yes!! with much pleasure and words of praise and hugs. 

Can you guess what Sara is teaching me? That we as ABBA’s beloved children must learn to mind and observe His predetermined boundaries with such faithfulness!  Would HE not reward us exceedingly more than I did Sara this morning?

Something more before I close. Sara does not yet know that once she has mastered the art of taking her potty breaks outside, her boundary lines will be extended. I am wondering what boundary lines would be extended for me and what rewards and praises and hugs from ABBA I would receive if I were to more faithfully stop short of holy boundaries?

I’d treasure your thoughts, if you’d care to share.  Happy Thursday!!

Blessings of Joy and Peace,

ABBA, thank You for lessons in such precious packages; packages that don’t always do what is convenient or desired but even so YOU have messages to give. Please help me hear You. And, HOLY SPIRIT, for every dear one who comes here to read and pray, may they hear You too. And, LORD, we have some friends and family that have serious needs; some are physically ill, some are sore and bruised by others who refuse to live within holy boundaries – help, ABBA, in JESUS name, we ask for Your help.