Category Archives: soothing

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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Mercy, the Epitome of Grace!

Mercy was granted an opportunity to serve through Summits Therapy Animal Services tonight. She visited with special needs kids at a special therapy dog event at a local community center. There were other dogs there and there was even a … Continue reading

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A less than ideal lifestyle and circumstances should not be used against you

Earlier on, I had lamented about not being where I belong. Then when Mercy had a few less than desirable adolescent behavior quirks, I lamented about my personal trainer giving up on me, saying that I didn’t deserve Mercy because … Continue reading

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Who can stand against?

If God is for us, who dare be against us! God answered my prayers based on my last post, but not in the way that I thought he would. As I was driven to my knees, God spoke to me … Continue reading

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My ministry with Mercy is in jeopardy!

Earlier in this blog I mentioned how God miraclously got Mercy for me. Now I need another miracle for Mercy. As I have lamented in this blog that I am not where I belong and that my lifestyle is not … Continue reading

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Making an Impact that Matters

I long so much to offer to others help that they really need. Meeting needs, comforting the hurting, soothing the troubled, helping others find strength. In other words, I long to be an instrument of God’s healing, (with Mercy at … Continue reading

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