Sep 092017
 

Why Dogs don’t Live As Long As People

Out of the mouths of Babes!

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog’s owners; Ron, his wife, Lisa, and their little boy, Shane were all very attached to Belker and they were hoping for a miracle. I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer.
I told the family there were no miracles left for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home. As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for the four-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt Shane could learn something from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker’s family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on.

Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away. The little boy seemed to accept Belker’s transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker’s death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, “I know why.” Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me – I’d never heard a more comforting explanation.

He said, “Everybody is born so that they can learn how to live a good life – like loving everybody and being nice, right?” The four-year-old continued, “Well, animals already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay as long.”

Linda Bobo (from the library of http://www.lgd.org)

Sep 052017
 
Ultimate Optimism

“I’m still hoping that yesterday will get better.” ~ Linus Be proactive – Start playing Teach Writing Without a Pencil~Writing Games and Activities today so yesterday’s test will be better.

Sep 022017
 
Book Title Crazy

Book Title Game: Ruin a book title with one letter or sound like “sn” for “st” and silent letters don’t count. Example: Lard of the Rings. This book game idea comes from Carey Dyer.  Carey is one of my favorite entertainers/worship leaders/authors. (Crazy title, I know! He is crazy, transparent and truly sincere. For him, [read more…]

Jul 312017
 

This is one of the best articles I’ve read lately on writing from K.M. Weiland: a fighter, a writer, a child of God. The award-winning and internationally published author of the best-selling Outlining Your Novel and Structuring Your Novel. Weiland writes historical and speculative fiction and mentors authors. This blog made me want to try her questions and buy [read more…]

Jul 292017
 
Born for This

Some learn a craft others are born for it.  My young friend Rachel Mastick was born for the performing arts,  A few years back, my husband and I produced a show in the Granbury Livte theater. God had place several young people in our path and we want to best others with their gift. Each [read more…]