Category Archives: Service

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

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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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Autism Awareness, one of God’s Purposes

In case I didn’t tell you already, I am actually on the autism spectrum. This is why I have had the unique struggles and experiences that I shared in this blog. This is Autism Awareness month. One of God’s great … Continue reading

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Mercy, the Epitome of Grace!

Mercy, the Epitome of Grace!.

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Mercy passed the Canine Good Citizen Test

Mercy passed the Canine Good Citizen test. Praise God! This opens a door towards therapy dog opportunities. I am still exploring my options, but my passion lies with comforting disadvantaged youths. Just think of all of the young men and … Continue reading

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Never Give Up

Although my circumstances may be less than perfect, with my long commute, being away from home for 13 hours, having an autistic son, and money being tight, I am determined pursue what God has called me to do, seeing challenges … Continue reading

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Finding Hope

Things are looking up! Praise the Lord! Sometimes you have to hit rock bottom before you can look up and see what God is doing. I know that God is in charge. After over 30 years of being fearful of … Continue reading

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