Tag Archives: Tenderness

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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Miracles and Beautiful Adventures

Our trip to Blue Ridge Mountains this past weekend was breathtaking. I finally got to slow down and really enjoy the moments of our time together like a child. Granted that God had to intervene a few times to get … Continue reading

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A Child’s Heart – Love of Animals

I care about the hearts of children. Maybe it’s because my own heart is wounded. Deep down, I am still a hurting little girl. God is using this to help me identify with and relate better to children. Sadly, there … Continue reading

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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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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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More grace for the less experienced please

I so love Golden Retrievers in case it was not obviously already.¬†Even though I don’t show my dog, it is interesting to watch other Goldens in the ring. I subscribe to Golden Retriever News and I love the ads in … Continue reading

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What does Valor (Heroism) mean to you?

Last May, my husband and I sailed on the Carnival Valor for our 7th wedding anniversary. We even participsated in the Behind the Fun tour where we got to visit the engine control room and the bridge as well. During … Continue reading

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