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Squirrelly Sin

I couldn’t believe that Carl would attack Bee over a squirrel! We were having a wonderful little walk through the neighborhood and all was calm until Carl spotted the squirrel scampering across the street.  With no way of getting to the furry animal, Carl turned his anger on Bee and jumped her. Before I could do anything to separate them, they were going after each other with a vengeance.

Concerned for the welfare of my little dogs, I released Bee’s leash and pulled Carl away from her. I spoke in a stern voice to him, letting him know that I was not pleased. As if he could understand the chastening he was receiving, he looked up at me with a sorrowful expression.

Not many of us can be found in a fight over a squirrel but all of us have our tendencies to get upset over what could be perceived as a minor squirrel issue. We may show our anger for all the world to see but most of us will typically just wallow in it. Either way, in these situations, we usually find ourselves soaked in sin and far away from communion with God.

Hebrews 12:10 helps us to understand why God may chasten us in these situations.  “They (our earthly fathers) disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness.”

No one likes to be disciplined and when it comes, we can either embrace it or become bitter from it. But if we can stop and realize that God disciplines us for our good than hopefully we can grow in our character and integrity.

I hope that Carl understood why he was being disciplined but I am not going to be surprised by what he does the next time a furry animal crosses his path. But for now, I was grateful to see Carl snuggle up close to Bee and for her to forgive him so quickly. We sure do have a lot to learn from these two!img_1232

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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