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Vern’s Corner of the Room

Vern finally settled down and closed his eyes. He was not happy and could you blame him? He had been taken off the warm bed and instructed to retreat to the foam mattress in the corner of the room. The little dog couldn’t comprehend why he wasn’t allowed to sleep snuggled in between the humans where he felt safe and content.

Recently, life has taken a huge turn for all of us. We can easily ask the same questions that Vern has asked. Why can’t life return to the normal that we have become so accustomed to? Why can’t I travel and visit with friends and family without having to be consumed with the dangers of Covid? So many whys and no clear answers.

As the months pass with life only becoming crazier by the moment, we can all become very bitter about the turn of events that have impacted our lives. We can become overwhelmed with our personal situations or we can choose another course.  

Paul has some excellent advice that all of us can benefit from. “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.  Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.” (Philippians 4:8-9)

If only Vern could change his thinking. But I have no control over what he thinks, but I do have control over my thoughts. So right now I am making the decision to ponder the excellent and praiseworthy. And that includes all of you who are reading this. Thank you. And for Vern, I will turn the little fireplace on to warm up his corner of the room.

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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