I'm back in full swing now and plan to spend the rest of the day on my book, Honey, We've Gone to the Dogs...... I think back about all of the wonderful animal friends we've had, including a few little wild critters who don't cause too many problems as long as they find something to eat. It's easier to set aside a place for them than it is to keep them out of everything. The dogs generally chase them away, but not before they find what they want. Smart little rascals.
Writing about our many animals, past and present, I realize that my life experience might be different from many, but it has provided me with many blessings. Watching Mutt and Jeff, the rat terrier and the Great Dane frolic, or the horses munching hay in the fields, or even the roosters letting us know what time it is, makes me aware of the beauty of that given to us in abundance from God. And I need these reminders, for it is easy in times such as these to doubt yourself and others.
We Americans are a unique lot. We often seem to be falling apart as a people and then something dramatic happens to bring us together. My mom used to tell me of the dark days of World War II when, listening to the radio, there was great fear that America could lose. What would happen then? Would we be speaking German?
And, of course, I remember the Cold War days and the bomb drills in school where we would all get on our knees in the hallway with hands over head near the wall in preparation for an attack. He wasn't a great speaker, but there was comfort in listening to President Eisenhower, for we were sure that the Former Supreme Commander of the war on Hitler had things under control.
Now we are faced with a different issue. Americans for the first time in history seem to be more fearful of their own government than they are of other things, and this makes for a very stressful time, a time unlike any that I can remember.
But remember, my friends, whatever your fear or whatever your problem for today, they are nothing that God can't handle for you if you'll just hand it over to Him. He is there for all of us and he wants to care for everyone. The only requirement is for us to love, honor and obey Him. That's really not much to ask for what he offers.
How about you? Are you ready to let go of your worries and fears? It's never easy, but once you take the step, life takes on a much more beautiful meaning.
God bless you all. Have a wonderful and meaningful day on God's beautiful world.