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Head Held High

It was like Bee had woken one day and decided that she was going to be an empowered woman. She was not going to tolerate being pushed around by Carl or any other dog that came to the house. Every chance she thought she could take control, she did.

Instead of the docile dog that we had been accustomed to getting to know, Bee has now taken a more aggressive stance. This is clear when she sits with her head held high and stiffens her body right in front of the door waiting for Carl to even dare make his way past her.IMG_3148

How often do we stiffen up when we are faced with situations that we don’t know how to handle? I know for me, I don’t like being placed in an uncomfortable situation where I don’t feel like I have control. Particularly since getting older, I can rationalize ways to avoid the very situations that God may want me to be in.

A couple of years ago, I was under investigation by the school system that I worked in. Talk about an uncomfortable situation. Not knowing what my crime was, I literally had no control over my fate.  How could I defend myself when I had no idea why I was being investigated?

I felt like there had been a major injustice brought against me and I had no way to rise above it.  So why did God allow these circumstances to happen in my life? I will probably never really know until I meet my Maker but I can tell you what I learned from it.

When I was down, with my head bowed and heart wide open, God’s presence was more real to me than at any other time of my life. I felt like I had to hold tightly onto my relationship with God. I was determined that I was not going to become bitter but better!

“Many are the woes of the wicked, but the Lord’s unfailing love surrounds the one who trusts in him.

Rejoice in the Lord and be glad, you righteous; sing, all you who are upright in heart!”

Psalm 32:10-11.

I wish I could convince my dog Bee that life is much better with her head held down to God and not held high. But given that she is a dog, only time and experiences will help change her stance. As for me, I hope that all the bumps that appear in my journey will serve as times to pause and remember the love that surrounds me.img_2050.jpg

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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