Sunday, April 30, 2017
Friday, March 31, 2017
Sunday, February 19, 2017
As some of you may know Matilda had a litter of puppies 3 weeks ago. Oh how happy that made me, but she had a few complications. On Tuesday January 31st I noticed a huge change in how she was acting, she had been off food for awhile and that is normal for a dog when they are about to deliver , but she was acting like she had no energy and didn't want to do anything. So to the vet we took her and found out she was dehydrated. They wanted to keep her overnight and put her on IV but I wasn't comfortable leaving a very pregnant dog at the vet overnight with no supervision, so they put a liter of fluid under her skin, gave her antibiotics and sent her home.
On Wednesday morning we woke up to a perkier dog who was also in labor. She started having puppies at 9am and continued throughout the day. She had 6 puppies but then around 5:30 labor just stopped and we gave it a bit, but then I decided it was time to taker her to the vet (we knew she had 9-11 pups inside her because they had done an x-ray the day before) We took her to PETS emergency and they did a wonderful job of taking care of her. They did another x-ray and concluded that the puppies were very far away from the birth canal yet and all 3 of them were feet first (breeched) so the vet said he would induce her labor and get that started again and see if we couldn't make her have them naturally.
She had one of the puppies naturally, but after one more shot and hours of pushing I finally told them to go ahead and do the C-section. So they went in to rescue the last two babies. One of them was dead and the other was healthy! So we loaded mamma and babies back up after spending all night at the vet and headed home to get them settled back in and get some much needed rest.
Whew.....flash forward 2 1/2 weeks. Mamma and babies are doing wonderful and mamma just got her stitches out on Wednesday and it is healing wonderfully and the babies are growing like weeds! I am trying to soak in all the puppy cuteness while I can cause all too soon it will be time to say goodbye. We are thankful to God for 8 healthy babies!!!
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
With the president inauguration coming up I am going to share some of my opinions and views on this election. I am not one to normally post my views such as this on social media, but I can honestly say that it is not so much the president elect that has made me ashamed to be called an American (although he has done his fare share) but it is how the American people themselves who have embarrassed America.
Never before has there been such controversy over an election. Wow the fighting, screaming, bickering, name calling, and the list could go on. This election was almost an overload for me and I was so hoping that when it was over so would end the constant noise and complaining, but it didn't.
I believe that we as American people could do ourselves a favor (I am speaking as an anti trump, but a believer) and stop whining and complaining about who our next president is going to be. Because no matter how much you complain I am sorry it really makes no difference what so ever. We need to accept the fact the Donald Trump is our next president and hope and pray that he does a good job, because ultimately our goal should all be the same to make this country what it should be. And who knows against all odds if we actually gave him a chance he might do a good job even if he wasn't your pick.
And people, going around rioting, killing, and being nasty simply because who you wanted to win didn't get the office, my friends that is NOT the answer that is only going to draw us as a country farther apart.
And people constantly are complaining about how bad the world is ,so try spreading some positivity and hoping for the best instead of complaining before we see what will happen.
Now on a spiritual note...God calls all of us as Christian people to respect and honor those in authority over us. Doesn't mean we have to agree with all that they do and say (because most times we don't) but in spite of how we feel God placed him over our country for such a time as this. And as long as they don't command us to do something against our convictions we are called to obey those in authority. Daniel said it so perfectly in Daniel chapter 2
Daniel 2:21 KJV
And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:
Now David was serving a very wicked king who had threatened to kill him and his fellow wise men if no one could interpret the dream. Daniel trusted and relied on God to take care of him and he knew that he would come through for him.
Why can't we do the same? Yes, the future under our next president looks very bleak, but God has promised to take care of those who trust in him. So why are we so worried about what the future holds? We are not of this world we are of a Heavenly kingdom. We are simply ambassadors sent to spread the gospel. We all know that the end times are near if not right here, so trust in God because HE KNOWS all things and we can trust HIM with all our worries and fears amd he will take care of us no matter what may come to pass!!
Please read the verses at the bottom because they back up what I am saying! And please no comments (all comments will be deleted) thanks and may God Bless you!
Romans 13:1-5 ESV
Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God's wrath but also for the sake of conscience.
1 Peter 2:13-17 ESV / 98 helpful votes
Be subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.
Luke 20:25 ESV / 26 helpful votes
He said to them, “Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's.”
Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 18 helpful votes
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
Matthew 5:22 ESV / 15 helpful votes
But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
A stoic Greek philosopher, Epictetus, who was born in A.D. 55 as the early church was spreading, wrote: " while the emperor may give peace from war on land and sea, he is unable to give peace from passion, grief, and envy; he cannot give peace of heart, for which men yearn far more than even outward peace" How true is that today. The birth of the Saviour, the Light of the world, made it possible for mankind to have true peace in the heart. Will we, like the Shepherds of old, and the godly of that day joyfully spread the good news of the Prince of Peace?
John 1:14 says And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth."
wow soak that verse in. The word was made flesh and dwelt among us. Doesn't that just give you goose bumps It just reminds me of how much I should be willing to give up for my Savior not only because of how much he loves me but also because of how much he sacrificed for me so that I one day may live with him in Glory.
Oh how well we know the story of Jesus' birth, but do we just read it and go on with our lives and not allow it to change the way we live and interact with people. To think this tiny baby that Mary held in her arms had left the splendor of Heaven, but not only that He left His Father to come to this earth and be born of a virgin, proclaim His Father's name through his teaching and miracles, And then to die on the cross for the sins of the world.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Work has been a bit slow recently, but I do believe after the holidays it will pick back up again which will be nice! I love to be busy and even the dog business is a bit slow since we haven't had puppies in over a year! Matilda is at the breeder this week so hopefully in two months she will have a litter of puppies! I am so excited to help raise a litter again (yes, it does become a disease after awhile).
My best friend Dorothy is over in Thailand right now and she will be coming home in January I am sooooo excited to spend some quality time together again. We haven't seen each other in over 4 months. We served at Mountain View together and I think this is the longest we haven't been together since we met. Happy reunions await :).
Some of the girls from work and I went to Lancaster Bible College's Christmas program on Friday. Wow that was so amazing to listen to the orchestra and the people singing!! We as a group had a fantastic time as well! We went to Tori and Jalisa's house for supper beforehand and then to Taco Bell afterwards and had a jolly time!!