Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith . . . —Hebrews 12:2a
My 1-year-old Border collie mix, Biscuit, has perfected a full-mouth smile. But until recently, he wouldn’t smile while walking along a brief stretch of a six-lane thoroughfare we take to get to a favorite walking path. I persevered with training to help him (more…)
A friend loves at all times.—Proverbs 17:17
It was Labor Day weekend 2006, a month and a half after the death of our 12-year-old Springer spaniel Duncan, as we traveled from a friend’s wedding in Jacksonville, Fla., to a Wendy’s parking lot in South Carolina to meet our rescue puppy.
Called Floyd at the time, he had been rescued the night before he (more…)
As I was walking Churchill the Wonder Dog yesterday on our standard 3.5-mile route, a local gardener flagged me down.
“I was just thinking about how I never gave you that cutting I promised you,” she said.
She remembered how weeks earlier I had admired a beautiful bush with purple blooms. It had reminded me of my late mother’s clematis, which was the (more…)