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Vern’s Peace of Mind

Vern looked out the window of the truck, ready to hit the road. After a week of living in the basement of my daughter’s house, it was time to go home. Given all the comings and goings of little children and adults, Vern seemed happy to get back to his homestead where he could experience some peace.

What is peace and how can we obtain it? For me, it comes from making decisions that are righteous in nature and leaves no regrets. This is far easier said than done. Particularly when the decisions aren’t clear cut. This week, I had to make decisions regarding how to discipline my grandchildren. Some of the decisions didn’t go over well and left me with feelings of guilt. Was I too harsh or too easy on them?

Paul understood in all circumstances how to obtain peace. He tells other believers to rejoice in the Lord, take everything to prayer with thanksgiving and the peace that surpasses all understanding will be theirs. And he assured them that Jesus was at hand. (Philippians 4:4-7)

Given Vern is a dog, he doesn’t feel the guilt that we humans live with. He is pretty content in all circumstances. A little food, water, and attention is all he needs. But humans are given a conscientiousness that helps steer us if we apply the principles Paul gives fellow believers. As for Vern, he is just fine.  

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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