My Personal Thunderstorm

Have you ever had days where you seem to be stepping from one problem to the next and haven’t a clue on how to get back on solid ground? This is how I have felt today. I do find it humorous that this morning I was reading a book by Joyce Meyer called Power Thoughts. Maybe God wanted to give me an opportunity to practice being positive so he set up a perfect storm just for me.

We all face crisis of many shapes and sizes in our lifetime, but it just seems like lately, I have had an extra helping. Okay, don’t laugh at my most recent thunderstorm. I woke up this morning to Carl, our six month old French Bull dog throwing up. I could tell he wasn’t feeling well because he didn’t want to eat. This typically wouldn’t be alarming except that he is still recovering from having his tail surgically removed. For the last two and half weeks, we have had to closely monitor him because it is easy for infection to set in around where his tail used to be.

He was sleeping peacefully when I left to go to the grocery store. When I returned, the vomiting was now being accompanied by diarrhea. I am probably grossing you out but if you had seen how it was just oozing out of his bottom, with no tail to cover up the mess, you would understand why I thought of this as a crisis.

It was so bad that we couldn’t do anything but clean one spot off the floor and then move to the next one. Jay and I were pretty concerned about our little pup so we called the doctor and are taking him in. We truly love this little guy and would be crushed if something happens to him.

Maybe it is the unknown part of the situation that I don’t like. And I am sure it was the unknown that scared the Israelites when the twelve spies came back to tell them that they were like grasshoppers to the people that occupied the land that God had promised them. If I am not careful I could be just like the Israelites and turn my fear into grumbling. But as I read in the book of Numbers, grumbling will only give you more time in the desert. So, I think I will keep working on being positive and wait for the storm to pass.

Published by Cora Darrah

Hello. My name is Cora. I live in Durham, North Carolina with my husband and two French Bulldogs, Vern and Bee. For thirty-two years, I taught children with unique needs. When I was eligible for retirement, I decided it was time to explore life from a different perspective. So with pen and paper, I have taken up blogging about two of the most extraordinary pets I know. More important than my pooches, is my relationship with God. I love God! He has blessed me with the gift of writing and I want to share what he is teaching me as I look through the eyes of four legged friends. So if you would like to experience how God works in all his creatures, join us on our adventure! When I first started blogging, my Frenchie, Carl inspired me through his crazy antics. But as life has it, Carl had to leave this world at the tender age of four. After a period of mourning for my little guy, I brought Vern home where he has ruled the roost. Oh, did I mention Bee, the Frenchie with a girl attitude and enough spunk to keep Vern in line. Come along beside us as we dive into God’s word and learn morsels of the treasures that only the scriptures can teach us. Vern and Bee would love to get to know you as well, so please feel free to follow us and share your comments….

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