Our Mighty Warrior

I thought something was strange the first morning when I went out onto the back porch. Carl’s treat container was turned on its side and crumbs were scattered on the table. But it was the next morning that I knew the unwelcomed guest had returned. Crumbs were all over the table and almost all of the treats were gone. IMG_3604

Our back porch has a doggy door for Carl and Bee to go as they please but I never would have thought that another creature would be using it on an ongoing basis. The third morning, the container was on the floor and all remnants of the treats were gone.

I would have thought that Carl or Bee would have heard the container hit the floor and gone to investigate but every night they didn’t budge from their beds.  Did they hear anything and choose to ignore it?  I could hope that Carl would become a mighty warrior and go out and defend our home from the creature of the night. IMG_2358

Carl is not likely going to be our mighty warrior, and from all accounts, Gideon wasn’t someone that the Israelites would have picked out to be theirs. Here was a man that was threshing wheat in a winepress to keep it hidden from his enemies. When wheat is typically threshed it is done in the open air so that the wind can separate the grain from the chaff.

When the angel of the Lord told Gideon that he was going to conquer the mass armies that had kept the Israelites in bondage for seven years, he responded by stating that he was the least of his clan and his clan was the least in their tribe. In other words, Gideon had no attributes that would be considered warrior material.God can Make u

So why did God choose Gideon?  Very simple.  He wanted everyone to know that it was Him that conquered the enemy. God gave Gideon the plans and because of his obedience, Gideon would be considered a mighty warrior for the remainder of his life.

I doubt Carl will ever be considered a mighty warrior but that is okay with me. I personally am thankful that my two dogs have not put themselves in harm’s way.  As for the creature of the night, we will be bringing the treats inside and closing up the doggy door.

Any thoughts on what you think the animal is?


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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