Saturday, July 8, 2017

Dog Pictures 2017

I have added another puppy to my dog family! I thought having 3 dogs trying to take pictures this year would be a nightmare, but it went better than it ever has!! Love all of these guys and they all have very different personalities that tends to make life very interesting!!
These guys have been building such a bond in the past couple of months! Since I knew that we were going to be adding Madeline to the bunch I was letting them run around outside all together and they love each other and love hanging out together!
Matilda with one of my hardest but yet most rewarding dogs to raise. She is stubborn through and through, but yet the most loyal dog you'll ever meet! She has so much personality and character. And one of the only golden retrievers I've ever met that hates to be hugged or snuggled with!
Duke is my mama's boy and he too is such a snuggler. He is the epitome of what a golden retriever should be. He is so gentle, loving, and one of the sweetest dogs you will ever meet. I have never had to train him much because he was always so obedient to a fault and that is absolutely what I love the most about him!
Madeline is such a sweet girl, she is has that rare sweet, obedient personality and she loves to be right by my side at all time. She is loyal, soft, and loves to cuddle!! <3 She has a lot of Duke's personality traits, but I can definitely see some of Matilda stubbornness seep through every once in awhile.
Yes, they are goofs and that's what makes life so much fun with them!! <3
And yes, this is when I was trying to get a picture by myself with Matilda but Duke absolutely wouldn't allow it he thought he needed some lap time too LOL

Sunday, June 25, 2017

What have I to Fear???

Fear.... Something I have been thinking a lot about lately and even heard a message preached on the topic this morning. We all have things in life that we are afraid of, whether it be of heights, driving, spiders...etc. What do we do with these fears? Some of us may cower in the corner and vow to never ever get near that edge, or we face our fears (I am talking irrational fears at this point).

At the beginning of this year I decided that this would be the year I face some of my fears. And I have done a few of them so far and you know they weren't nearly as scary as I first assumed they would be.

This got me to thinking about some of the things I fear in my spiritual life. I have always feared that God would call me to a far away country to serve him, But I am very happy and comfortable serving him right where I am (or so I thought). But if God wants you to do something I believe he will give you circumstances in your life that will help you see His hand in all of those things. Because even though he may call me to another country across the pond I also have learned through a string of experiences that he will walk with me every step of the way and even though it might be out of my comfort zone, I will never be out of his reach.

The message I heard this morning was given by a missionary from Canada and he travels the globe working with an organization called Open Hands. They help people to learn how to make money, then save it, and eventually give back to their community, And all this and Open Hands does not give them a cent. "Give a man a fish, feed him for a day, teach a man how to fish, feed him for a lifetime" is their motto.

Anyways he preached a message based on Numbers 13 where Moses sent 12 men to spy out the land of Canaan "The Promised Land" they went in and saw all there was to see and came back to the children of Israel with a report. The also brought back some grapes, figs, and pomegranates. They looked at the food and the fact that the land was flowing with milk and honey and everything good that had been promised. BUT then they told them "we saw giants HUGE men that are way stronger than we and we would never be able to overcome them".

Do you see the fear? They looked at the grapes and the food that they got out. God had promised to them that the land would be flowing with milk and honey. But they forgot all of God's other promises when they saw all the giants in the land. They forgot that the God that they served was able to part the red sea, pour food from the sky, make water come from a rock, and all the other provisions he had given them in the course of time that they had been in the wilderness.

You know so many times we look at the children of Israel and roll our eyes at how they just never seemed to get their act together and they constantly bickered, complained, and got mad at God. But how many times do I do the same thing? I get frustrated because God isn't making things turn out the way I think that they should. But you know God never promised us in His word that he would make things go according to Rose Mary's will or that whatever you want I will give thee. And you know I am so glad he doesn't work that way because do I really know what I want?

I am so thankful that I have a Heavenly Father who ultimately knows what is best for me. When serving God we know two things, God will always do things for my good, and for His GLORY. So what do we have to fear? We have an almighty God who has our best in mind, and if he calls us to something he will walk the path with us. And there are 365 verses about not fearing in the Bible that is one a day! So go walk with God in the confidence that if He brings you to it He will walk with you every step of the way!!
Until Next Time~Rose Mary

Sunday, April 30, 2017

God is Faithful!

This past Moth has been filled with many adventures and fun times! But it also had many decisions and much surrender to my Heavenly Father involved as well so that made it difficult at times. I will post more later but here's some pictures for you to enjoy!
Dorothy and I at Sight and Sound

Friday, March 31, 2017

My Puppies!!!

The puppies are now 8 weeks and going home this weekend!! Oh how they will be missed!!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

C-section Drama

What a challenging last couple of weeks it has been. Mentally, physically, and spiritually. It has been a challenge to let go of self and what I want and surrender my will completely to God and tell Him that it is ok He may do with my life as He pleases. But once that surrender  came oh, life became SO much sweeter and easier again! It seemed as if life kept piling up and I would NEVER be able to get over that mountain. And it was then again that I realized I was trying to do it on my own strength and not relying on God to help me.

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

The Election - My Views

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!

Bible Verses:

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.