Give them Love. Carey told me once again that God really loves me. I always know that in my head, but somehow, sometimes I forget it in my heart. It doesn’t happen often, but the day after Carey told me God loves me I was feeling like it’s time to lay everything down more and … Continue reading Are You Loved?
Give Them the Right Thought. I love pets as much as the next guy. Maybe more. Once upon a time, I even helped start and manage an animal shelter. But something happened this week that disturbed me. I realized that I love my little rat terrier, Sunny. Yes, he’s so ugly he’s cute – with … Continue reading Are You Worshipped or Worshipping?
Give them Something Embarrassing A little bird told me. Really - a hummingbird flew up and hovered by me as we were eating breakfast on our front porch. Carey asked me, “Did He tell you something?” He did. Remember my whole wood chipper thing? (See “Chipper” at EveryDayIsPrecious.com.) Remember how I got the chipper, then, … Continue reading Are You Ready to be Embarrassed?
Give Them a Different View. We went to a friend’s house a recent Saturday when there were a couple of groups of friends there. One friend was talking about needing a new car. He went on to explain how he wanted to get another car that would cost him ten cents a mile. That is, … Continue reading Are You Different?
Give them Dependence. Carey and I were in Atlanta to help my mother recover from her fractured hip. She fell at home the end of April and, after hospital admission, doctors discovered heart blockages that led to a quadruple by-pass. She has been in recovery and rehab ever since. As my brother said, the words … Continue reading Are You Fully Independant?
Give Them Life More Abundantly Our twelve-year-old dog Sunny loves kids. Rather, Sunny loves anyone and everyone who feeds him. That’s why he loves me the most - I feed him the most often. But I don’t feed him in between meals. So he tends to gravitate towards the youngest kids and the oldest adults … Continue reading Can An Old Dog Teach New Tricks?
Help Them Embrace Change I still love the Martins that come to nest at our house every year. I love their chatter, even their busy-ness. But I noticed something cutting grass this week: When I drive towards their nests, they fly off - as if to draw me away from the nest. I wondered if … Continue reading Are You Going All the Way Through?