Category Archives: Max

Chewed anything good lately? Max has.

For those of you who follow the rambling, romping life of Max, here are a few updated pictures. Taken just this weekend. He is Mr. Serious. But only for these shots…in real life, he is a rambunctious pile of fur that loves to CHEW on anything. From sticks, to patio furniture–to rocks, towels, shoes, etc….you get the picture? Wait, he chewed the picture!

Yes, I know this now….but I wouldn’t trade him for anything!

You know, the LORD wouldn’t trade us for anything either. He knows our faults, missteps, and many times we do things that are against His nature, yet He loves us on. He points us in the direction of the Cross—if we are looking to HIM for the answer.

Max loves to play fetch. He will run and stand where he THINKS the ball or frizzbie will land…and sometimes I throw him off…just to see if he’s paying attention.

Sometimes God uses the oddest things to get our attention….to see if we are listening…and watching. He is constantly sending me reminders of His love. Much like the little hearts we pass around on facebook!

Let me share this passage from Psalm 139:1-3 (NLT)

O Lord, you have examined my heart
and know everything about me.
You know when I sit down or stand up.
You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.
You see me when I travel
and when I rest at home.
You know everything I do.

There is nothing He is not aware of. From the trials you face today, to the joys that will come tomorrow! He knows all about it and has equipped you to face the ordeal around the next bend in the road. Lean on Him. Take your burdens to HIM.

Stand where He’s about to throw out the blessing!


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The Cafe` is ALMOST up!

Well, my post for Sunday (which was late—due to the weather and other TECHNICAL difficulties) is up. But instead of the button working…you will have to click on the link…

And yes, it is a Max story. BUT it’s short. AND I promise I won’t do this EVERY.SINGLE.DAY.

Love you!

Stay tuned…the NEWS is about to be out about the Bloggers RETREAT!


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.


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!