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Vern’s Lack of Power

Since Vern has been on vacation, he has taken over. Now he wants to drive the golf cart. But since he can’t reach the pedals, I’m not going to worry about him driving off.  If Vern isn’t riding around in the golf cart, he can be found protecting our cottage from furious terriers or miniature poodles that walk by.

Vern has enjoyed the dog park, smelling all those wonderful scents that come from prior visits by other canines. But if asked, he would tell you that licking the left over ice cream from our cups is his favorite camping activity.

Bee has taken a more vocal approach. She doesn’t hesitate to let every dog that walks by know she is queen. Even though the gated porch or leash keep her away from other dogs, she lets everyone know she rules.

Even though it’s clear that Bee doesn’t rule, she lives under the false allusion that she does.  Before we give her a hard time, how often do we think we have more power than we actually do? So often we go through life feeling in control and then we are all given a lesson, like Covid, that lets us know that we are clearly not.

So Noah’s descendants, who all spoke the same language, thought they had a great idea. “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heaven; let us make a name for ourselves.”(Genesis 11:4)

God looked down from heaven and had other plans. Not wanting man to glorify themselves, He scattered them across the face of the earth and gave them different languages so when they tried to speak, it sounded like babel.

We all can think we have control. Vern does and so does Bee. As easy as it is to know they have very little power, if we look at God’s word, we will quickly realize how little we have. That’s okay. As much as I love my dogs and take care of their powerless beings, I can’t even come close to the protection God extends to us.

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….

One thought on “Vern’s Lack of Power

  1. I get it. There are so many things I try to control in my life and then everything gets discombobulated and I find myself frustrated and anxious. God says to me, “Be still and know that I am God.” Then I just need to take a deep breath and say, thank you, Lord.

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