IMG_0636It has been a crazy two weeks since I last put out a blog. I had promised myself a couple of months ago that I would prioritize writing my blog and having it put out each Tuesday but it just didn’t happen. Life sometimes gets in the way of man’s greatest plans. And life has done that for me.

My father in law, Joe has been declining in his health which means more two hour trips to check on him.  His wellbeing has been on my heart a lot lately and my thoughts sometimes just can’t focus.  I have also been teaching a class for the University of Phoenix which has kept me preoccupied along with taking a class on WordPress.

Now that I have expressed my earthly reasons or excuses for not putting out a blog, I must admit that I just haven’t felt or heard a word from God like I usually do when I spend time with Carl.

Now don’t get me wrong. Carl has definitely done enough to write about. Just the other day we went walking and we encountered a large friendly looking dog. For some reason this particular dog’s owner wants his dog and Carl to be friends.  Why? I just don’t know. His dog sits obediently while this man tries to talk to Carl and get him to engage in an appropriate manner. But Carl has nothing to do with it. One minute Carl is laying down in submission and the next moment he literally lunges towards the dog and would definitely have taken a bite out of him if I didn’t have Carl on a short leash.

Its funny, because usually when people see us coming they go to the other side of the road and ignore us due to Carl’s demeanor.  Not this guy.  Every time we encounter each other, he makes an effort to modify Carl’s behavior. I have to just laugh when I see them turning around a corner. Knowing the end result.

I have also been distracted lately and not as focused on God’s Word. I have been reading through the book of 2 Chronicles and learning about the history of the temple and all the kings that have disappointed God and the very few that pleased Him by placing Him above all else.

I am hoping that I can relate more to the kings that pleased God but there are days that I put too much stuff on my plate and push God off to the side. Too bad Carl doesn’t ever feel the need to be better. But you know, I love him even when he acts out and if I can unconditionally love Carl, I can’t imagine how much more God loves us.

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….

2 thoughts on “Excuses

  1. I love this! God bless you & be with you as you journey through this difficult time. What you are doing for your father in law is just one more way you stay connected to God. I’m thank full he promises to never leave us, Never! May he walk beside you and continue to equip you even through the busy times. He knows our heart and thank God for his grace. We can never stray too far as He is always in persuit of us reminding us of how we truly need him!

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