Going to the Dogs… or Maybe Not

My husband and I have developed our own dog ranking system, partially in jest and partly because...  well, partly because. In order, the Official Davis Hierarchy is: Good Dog Has PotentialBad Dog Allow me to embellish. This is Mayumi: Mayumi Mayumi is a Good Dog. She is very obedient... with occasional exceptions, typically because I … Continue reading Going to the Dogs… or Maybe Not

A Prayer of Repentance: Great is Your Faithfulness

"O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, we have sinned and done wrong and acted wickedly and rebelled, turning aside from your commandments and rules... O my God, incline your ear and hear. Open your eyes and see our desolations, … Continue reading A Prayer of Repentance: Great is Your Faithfulness

In Appreciation of Pain, Part Three

Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, … Continue reading In Appreciation of Pain, Part Three

In Appreciation of Pain, Part One

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. James 1:2-3 Today I am thankful for the relatively recent freedom from chronic migraine and associated headache pain I have experienced. I am grateful beyond words that my days are no longer … Continue reading In Appreciation of Pain, Part One