Category Archives: God’s Grace

Gloria Estefan and Covid-19

I used to enjoy Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine in the late 80s. Her Let it Loose album was a blast. While I was at a Florida State Beach in Miami, I heard someone play “Anything for you.” … Continue reading

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It Can’t Rain all the time

Sorrow is a part of life. Death, divorce, strife, rejection, shame, and abuse are prevalent during these last days. It’s always sad when someone dies, particularly someone viewed as a hero in one’s eyes. I had just watched a Christian … Continue reading

Posted in Advocacy, Agape Love, Alone, Aloneness, Art, At risk youths, Beautful, Beauty, Believe, Brandon Lee, Broken Hearted, Changing Lives, Childlikeness, Children, Christina Fougnie, Civil Rights, Clancy, Comfort, Compassion, Death, Divine, Domestic disputes, Drama, Dreams, Embrace, Emotional Expression, Epic, Ethreal, Faith, Faithfulness, Friendship, Gentleness, God, God's Grace, God's Love, God's Presence, God's Promises, Goodness, Grace, Graciousness, grief, Healing, Heart, Hero, Heroism, Homeless, Hope, Humility, Hurting, Injustice, Inspiration, Inspirational, Intimacy, Jane Siberry, Jefferson Moore, Jesus Christ, Joy, Kindness, Life, Life Change, Loneliness, Love, Love of Jesus, Making a difference, Matters of the Heart, Meaningful, Mission, Music, needy, Outcasts, Overcoming, Pain, Priorities, Promises, Purpose, Relationships, Rescue, Revelation 21:4, Sacred, Sadness, Saving Lives, Second chances, Serve, Service, Serving, Society, Solace, Sorrow, Soul, Struggling, Tears, Tenderness, Trusting God, Truth, Unconditional Love, Valor, Valuable, Valued, Values, Veterans, What matters most, Wisdom, Worth, Worthwhile | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Childlikeness is to be cherished

Children are naturally outgoing. They enjoy laughing and their hearts are merry as they reach out for connection. That’s how God wired them. Having someone value you and treat you like you matter and that you have worth is a … Continue reading

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Shame off You by Denise Pass a Must Read!

I met Denise Pass at a women’s gathering through NorthStar Women’s Network studying a Christian book with several women sitting at each table. I did not actually meet her face to face at the gathering, but I remember her standing … Continue reading

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Homeless man overtaken by the love of Jesus

Mercy and I went to a Presbyterian church in Vienna Virgina where they were housing some homeless for the night. We visited with other volunteers in the Veterans Moving Forward program. Mercy and I will eventually be visiting veterans in … Continue reading

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Persistence pays off

After a few setbacks, Mercy and I are back in the saddle. God was dealing with me for a while, purifying my heart and humbling me. Back last November, I decided that I would let my Therapy Dogs Inc., (now … Continue reading

Posted in Access Ministry, Accomplishments, Agape Love, Animal Assisted Therapy, Assessibility Summit, Autism, Autism Awareness, Behavioral Health, Believe, Belonging, Calling, Career, Challenges, Change the World, Children, cliques, Closed Doors, Comfort, Compassion, Competence, Confidence, Counseling, Dealing with Reality, Depending on God, Depression, Destiny, Determination, Difficulty, Divine, Dog Training, Dream, Dreams, Embrace, Empowerment, Encouragement, Enrichment, Faith, Faithfulness, Fulfillment, Future, Goals, God, God's Glory, God's Goodness, God's Grace, God's Kingdom, God's Love, God's Presence, Golden Retriever, Goodness, Grace, Growth, Hard Work, Health, Heart, Hope, Human Animal Bond, Humility, Identity, Important, Important Endeavors, Included, Inclusion, Inova Fairfax Hospital, Inspiration, Jesus Christ, Joy, Kindness, Leadership, Liberty University, Life, Life Change, Life Transformation, Light, Love, Lovelyness, Making a difference, Making an Impact, Meaning, Meaningful Purpose, Mental Health, Mercy, Ministry, Mission, Obedience, Open Doors, Overcoming, Patience, Pay it Forward, Peace, Persistence, Prayer, Priorities, Purpose, Pursuing, Reassurance, Righteousness, Seeking God, Service, Serving, Setbacks, soothe, soothing, Special needs kids, Struggling, Success, sympathy, Tenderness, Therapuetic, Therapy, Therapy Dogs, Trust, Trusting God, Uncategorized, Unspoken Rules, Valuable, Worth, Worthwhile, Worthwhile Endeavors | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Going at it alone.

I had organized a walkathon that was a subset of the Unite to Fight Pet Cancer Virtual Walk. This was to raise funds for the Morris Animal Foundation Golden Retriever Lifetime Study. I created the event on FaceBook. One person signed … Continue reading

Posted in Acceptance, Alone, Aloneness, Being Liked, Belonging, Connections, Friends, God's Grace, Going at it alone, Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, Golden Retrievers, Groups, Identity, Importance, Important Endeavors, Inclusion, Leadership, Loneliness, Meaningful Purpose, Outcast, Popularity, Rejection, Team Manassas, Teams, Teamwork, Value, Worth, Worthwhile Endeavors | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Trying out for Mercy’s Stardom

I can’t help but revisit the possibility of God wanting me to become well known. I know he called me to represent His love and His grace and mercy towards people particularly disadvantaged youths using Mercy as a divine instrument. … Continue reading

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Act of Mercy to a homeless woman with service dog

I arrived at my train station on the way home from my job’s training site and saw such a sad scene. A dear woman with her service dog with a badge and harness was asking for donations. My heart exploded. … Continue reading

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Depending totally on Him to come to your aid

I had a great adventure with Mercy yesterday at Prince William Forest Park. I have an annual pass there, so I wanted to make sure I was getting some good use out of it. We had a nice hike. As … Continue reading

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