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Words of Life

Vern was incessant on picking up any small pebble or plant that he could find along the hard concrete road. If it was in anyway in his reach, it was in his mouth for at least a good tasting. After he would roll it around for a taste test, he would decide to either swallow it or drop it back on the road. It was just what he does.

Vern’s behavior of picking up stones reminds me of the parable of the sower. Jesus states in Mark 4:3-4 “Listen! Behold a sower went out to sow. And it happened, as he sowed, that some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds of the air came and devoured it.”

The crowds of people listened intently to the parable but most didn’t understand what he was trying to say. Today, in our world there is a sower sowing for all to hear. Right now as you read the words that Jesus preached, the sower is sowing.

What happens to the word will depend on the softness of your heart and your willingness to take it in and mull it over. If you let the words fall to the ground without taking it in, the birds of the air, or Satan himself will pick it up and take it away.

Instead of letting it drop away without much thought, pick up your Bible and cultivate the word in your heart. You might be surprised at how impactful it can be in these unprecedented times.

As for Vern, hopefully with time, he will quit putting everything in his mouth. But for now, I can’t imagine what is mulling around in his mouth.

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 “Words of Life

  1. That’s a good lesson, Cora. Hope you and your family are doing well. We are doing okay. My sad news, though, is that Robin Ann and her family are having to move to Charlottesville, VA. We have been helping them for months. Scott’s job is directing this. Robin Ann is waiting now to hear about a high school teaching position in the public schools. I am so very sad about it even though I know God is in control. My heart is broken because I will miss her and the family so much. We might end of moving there because she is the one that we need to be close to. Oscar (my husband) went to school at UVA and is from Lynchburg, VA. So, he loves it there…and I do, too. But, right now we will be having to say good bye to them on Aug. 12th. They have sold their house and will close on that day. Well, please pray for them and for us, Cora. Thank you so very much. Love you, Kathleen

    On Sun, Jul 26, 2020 at 9:28 PM Life From the Perspective of a Frenchie wrote:

    > coradarrah posted: ” Vern was incessant on picking up any small pebble or > plant that he could find along the hard concrete road. If it was in anyway > in his reach, it was in his mouth for at least a good tasting. After he > would roll it around for a taste test, he would decide” >

    1. Dear Kathleen, I am so sorry about the move your daughter is making. I totally understand if you feel you two need to move to be close to her. I have one daughter, Hannah that I haven’t seen since February. We are only seeing each other a couple of times a year and it makes me sad not to be able to spend time with her. I will definitely pray that Robin Ann can get a teaching position in a high school in Charlottesville. The blessing at this point is that you can move if it is what you are being called to do so. I will miss seeing you at Bible Study, but know we will continue to connect. Love you, Cora

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