Friday, November 02, 2007



He will not let your foot slip -- he who watches over you will not slumber. Psalm 121:3

The Lord will keep you from all harm -- he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. Psalm 121:7 - 8


We have had dog-pound dogs, a Basset Hound, numerous Saint Bernards and a Newfoundland. Now we have a Rottweiler.

Gretchen is laying on the office floor sound asleep. That is what she does when you say, "Work." She heads to the office, begs a biscuit and then goes to sleep. Talk about an easy life.

Actually, her life isn't so easy. Gretchen is the first dog we have ever had that loves Bill and me equally. Our other dogs always had a preference. Saint Bernards: Cindy Lou watched over the children when they were little, Priscilla took care of the children in our neighborhood but her number one love was our son, Moses had a special attachment to our daughter and Leroy was always by Bill's side. Wally, a Newfoundland, was my protector. But Gretchen loves Bill and me the same. That is where her troubles start.

Gretchen always wants to be where she isn't. If Bill and I are in the same location, Gretchen is happy and content. If Bill is working outside or in the barn and I am in the house or office, poor Gretchen does not know what to do. She wants to keep an eye on Bill as he works, but she also wants to make sure I am okay. If I am working in the flowerbed and Bill is mowing, she will lay where she can watch both of us. And, if we move, she moves. Oh, the life of a dog is not always so easy.

It does make us feel special that Gretchen watches over us. BUT, we have an Invisible Fence and Gretchen can only keep us in her protective care when we are in the yard.

Isn't it great that there is no Invisible Fence to hold God back from watching over us? God loves all of us equally and he watches over us 24/7.


Do you have a pet that is a companion? A protector? Does your pet make you laugh? Does your pet help reduce your stress level? Does it make you feel good that your pet watches as you leave and waits for you to come back?

Please use this as a beginning of your prayer. Finish in your own words, words from your heart.


Dear Creator of the animals, Thank you for pets. Pets help us enjoy life. They make us smile and they make us feel loved. They enrich our lives. What an imagination you have to create dogs and cats. Frogs and fish. Horses and mules. You have given us animals to cuddle, to hold, to ride. Thank you for entrusting the care of your creations to us. .………………………………… Amen

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