THE CAFE` NEWS

Okay—don’t be alarmed—JUST PRAY. An accident on the internet highway took place and the sweet chicks in charge are putting the pieces back together.

Be in PRAYER for Amy and Lori. Please. Prayer changes things. Always.

Now. Some other stuff.

I have a tendency to get the cart before the horse. Sometimes.

Today—while letting Max get some exercise—and get familiar with a leash—I put his little blue collar on and let him drag the leash around.

Since he did fairly well—I picked the leash up and he began to walk beside me. After about 10 steps he stopped. Sat his cute self right down. Wouldn’t budge. No siree. Not a bit!

I coaxed with the mommy voice. “Come on Max”…come on boy.

No movement. Whatsoever.

Then after a few minutes of slapping the side of my leg, whistling, calling. he moved in my direction. Few more steps and he did it again. This time I tried tugging. He pulled AGAINST ME!

Now, what he didn’t know…was the cool water and evening meal that awaited him. And here he sits…pulling against the very one who is trying to lead him to the nurishment. The nurishment he needs to GROW big and strong!

Does this sound familar?? I saw myself. Instantly. Pulling against things the Father has tried to lead me to…because it was unfamilar ground. Or, perhaps I had something else on my mind.

I needed to align my mind and heart with His. He would lead me straight to the water.

I read this in The Message tonight and I love the way it sounds on my ears…read it aloud…hear it for yourself.

God, my shepherd! I don’t need a thing.
You have bedded me down in lush meadows,
you find me quiet pools to drink from.

True to your word,
you let me catch my breath
and send me in the right direction.

Even when the way goes through Death Valley,
I’m not afraid when you walk at my side.

Your trusty shepherd’s crook makes me feel secure.
You serve me a six-course dinner
right in front of my enemies.

You revive my drooping head;
my cup brims with blessing.
Your beauty and love chase after me
every day of my life.

I’m back home in the house of God
for the rest of my life.

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I promise that every post won’t be about Max. But God whispers a thing or two through our children, grandchildren…and yes, even our pets.
PLEASE be in prayer for Amy and Lori this week! The enemy is trying to defeat this ministry…but GOD is on our side!

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11 responses to “THE CAFE` NEWS

  • Mary - the dog lover

    Max is adorable! My dog is named Max and we adore him!! How often I just sit down when the Lord is calling me to something. Thanks for a word that encourages.

  • Denise

    Thank you so much for letting us know about the internet cafe, I was really worried. Please tell Amy and Lori that I love them, and I am praying. I love reading about Max

  • Michele Williams

    Great post my friend. Yes, the Lord has used my children and pets many times to teach me a lesson. God bless you my friend.

  • Denise

    Oh yes……… The Lord shows up in some of the most unusual ways to teach us HIS word….. What a wonderful lesson……. pulling against the leash! I have done that MANY times……. So glad that HE is patient and HE sits down under a tree until I get my butt up and let HIM lead! hahahhahaLove ya lots…….. I am grateful for the love of my blog friends…

  • Sassy Granny ...

    Nature is such a good tutor! No wonder Jesus used the familiar to instruct about the larger spiritual realms. Max could well be His walking (or tugging against) classroom for you (and us).Kathleen

  • LisaShaw

    I just prayed for Lori and Amy. I enjoyed the example you used with Max. I have a few of my own with Goodness and Merci so I completely understand.The Lord will use ANYTHING He so desires to teach us, challenge and change us more into His image and to draw us closer to Him. Refreshing!Love you sister.

  • Paula (SweetPea)

    quiet pools and lush meadows. I love that word, lush.Max is a cutie. You can see his baby face…he’s got that puppy look. Yes, He does speak to us through many things. He speaks even through trees, computers…oh my does He speak through computers and the internet or what.Still keeping watch over the details of the October retreat. It’s my desire to attend pending further details. Love ya,Paula

  • Technonana

    Great Post, my Sweet Friend!!The puppy is precious!!

  • Karen

    The devotions on the Internet Cafe have ministered to me too many times to count. Those ladies will definitely be in my prayers that victory will come.Loved the lesson given through your puppy and the Message version of the 23rd Psalm was like a healing balm! Thank you for this wonderful post…

  • Tea With Tiffany

    Max is so cute and yes, I relate to his stubborn will. Still learning to go when He calls. Gotta remember He feeds me. 🙂Lord, please be with Amy and Lori. You know what they need. You know their fears and pains. Bring forth peace again. Send comfort and love. Minister to them right where they are at. Do not let discouragement make its home in their hearts. Fill them with hope instead. We love you, In Jesus’ name, Amen

  • lori

    How NEAT it that MAX is like your little devotional doggie! What lessons he’s bringing…maybe WE do need a dog!Thanks for the prayers…keep on keepin on!! The LORD is using this to TEACH us…accidents on the superhighway…always teaching…through doggies and crashes…amazingly creative and NEVER boring our God!love you!!!lori!

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