Monday, November 18, 2019

Meet our Foxy Lady ~

A great BIG Hello to each and every one of you!
Is it really possible that Thanksgiving (here in the States anyway)
is in less than two weeks?
October hit us hard with snow and some below freezing temps (-7)
but November has been absolutely beautiful with those
Colorado blue skies and warmer days,
in fact, the 28 inches of snow we had at our home
has nearly disappeared. Hard to believe that I was out on my
snowshoes twice with that awesome snow.

I'd like for you to meet our new friend Foxy Lady,
isn't she one gorgeous fox?!
She's the prettiest female we've seen on our property over the past 25 years.
Cooper, or White Paw as I called him (he had only one white paw) was an
older Male who became buddies with my husband, but never returned 
after one hard winter. We think he died of old age, he seemed very wise
and I'm sure that's why he lived to be so old.
Cooper would take an egg right out of our hands ~ he sat with us 
when we had a fire in the outside pit ~ played like a dog with my husband
and came around as if we were his family.

Unlike Cooper, Foxy Lady has yet to figure the egg out. 🤔
Hence ~ fox in the hen house.
She greets my husband at the garage when he arrives home from work ~
she waits on our front porch early every morning
to say Good Morning. 
We find her curled up with that full and fluffy tail wrapped around her
keeping herself warm and snug.
My husband sits and talks with her on the deck, it's so cute.
Their buddies now.

Foxy Lady had two babies this Spring and brought them around
only a few times (sadly no pictures) but we have not seen her babies.
She's not as calm as Cooper was, she's always looking up and around,
maybe the mountain lion got her young ones as we've had a problem.
Look at those velvet legs and ears, she's gorgeous!

Foxy Lady wants to play with Donatella but I'm not so sure 
she wants to bother with her.
Not knowing Donatella's story before we rescued her
leaves us uncertain of her social training as she doesn't 
really pay much attention to other dogs or other animals 
for that matter, she's kind of aloof. 
We think she was used in a puppy mill, she's a lemon Beagle,
rare because she has no dark spots.
In this particular picture above my sweet Donatella
isn't feeling very well, so of course she isn't giving Foxy Lady
much of her attention.

Look at this darling face!
Donatella loves to sing for her Kong filled with treats in the morning 
and twice I've caught her falling backwards onto her back...Yikes!
The vet told us that Beagles are known to have back problems 
because their bodies are long so we need to be careful.
Well...a Beagle with no song...that is going to be hard to change.
Our vet did a laser treatment on Donatella's back,
Wow, it was amazing!
That girl was feeling better soon after we arrived home.

Isn't she precious.
It's been just over a week now and my baby girl is slowly returning back to herself. 
Oh! I nearly forgot to mention that while we were waiting 
for the vet in the exam room I was rubbing Donatella's ears...she loves that...
and I felt a bump behind her ear, I thought it was a wart,
she has been blessed with a few of those, poor darling.
Turns out it was an abscess from a spider bite. ☹
Poor, poor baby girl...
With each day she's growing stronger and stronger, 
going up and down the stairs by herself, enjoying her walks
with a little more enthusiasm and staying close by my side 
rather than sleep the day away.
 I'm praising the Lord for His watch care over her
and for my wonderful veterinarian and her assistant.

"Sing aloud unto the God our strength:
make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob."
~ Psalm 81:1 ~


Monday, November 11, 2019

What Rolls off your Lipstick ?

For years now, my mornings in my private little "girlie" bathroom
have been my time to ponder.
What do I ponder on you might ask?
Just about everything ~ from my family to this world's happenings 
to the relationship I have with Jesus, (examining myself before God)
but always on God.
It's early...It's quiet...I'm all alone...And I know God meets me there.
Mornings spent in my little corner of our home
are directed in personal quiet talks with the Lord over so many things. 
This precious time is also used for my Scripture memory time, 
which allows for the beginning of the day to be focused on God, the One
who is greater than all the things which fill up my mind and heart.
As I finished off getting ready for the day ahead with a splash of lipstick
I had a thought and was reminded (from God I know) of certain Scripture verses
pertaining to my lips, my mouth, and what comes out of it.
As women, some of us like to pretty ourselves with a splash of lipstick
adding some color and sweetness to our lips.
But...what do we allow to roll off of those pretty little lips?
The Scriptures are very clear as to 
flattering with our lips.
"He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets:
therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips."
~ Proverbs 20:19 ~
"A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a 
faithful spirit concealeth the matter."
~ Proverbs 11:13 ~
A talebearer is a gossip, someone who likes to talk about others.
It's as easy as sitting over a cuppa with friends,
sharing and having a wonderful time together 
when someones name comes up and before you realize it,
that sweet fellowship can lead to gossip.
At that moment, are we willing to honor God's Word
and be of a "faithful spirit" who honors God with our lips?
Or will we fall prey to evil and open our lips saying something we shouldn't have?
"He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life:
but he that openeth wide his lips
shall have destruction."
~ Proverbs 13:3 ~
Oh Precious Jesus... as Your messengers, Your mouthpiece 
and Your ambassadors, may our lips be all that You want them to be ~
  encouraging, exhorting, edifying and uplifting.
Words really do matter.
They have the power to heal, to hurt, to love,
to hate, to change people and relationships.
"Hear; for I will speak of excellent things;
and the opening of my lips shall be right things.
For my mouth shall speak truth; 
and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.
All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; 
there is nothing froward or perverse in them."
~ Proverbs 8:6-8 ~
Open my lips, Lord, and my mouth will declare your praise.

Heavenly Father, 
we know that out of the abundance of the heart
 the mouth speaks ~ for good or evil.
By the power of Your Holy Spirit 
and as we apply Biblical Truths to our lives
help us to place a guard upon our lips,
to be true and faithful with our speech
so as to give You all the praise and glory.

Be Lovely!

Monday, November 4, 2019

Thirsting for God ~

"As the deer pants for the water brooks,
so pants my soul for You, O God.
My soul thirsts for God,
for the living God."

~ Psalm 42:1 &2a ~

"O God, thou art my God; early will I seek Thee:
my soul thirsteth for Thee, my flesh longeth for Thee
in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is."

  Psalm 63:1    

Water is the rich symbol of salvation, especially to people who
lived in the dry land of Palestine.
"Whosoever drinks of this water will thirst again,
[ reference to the Samaritan woman at the well ]
but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him
will never thirst.
But the water that I shall give him will become in him
a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life."
~ John 4:14 ~

☆ ♡ ☆ ♡ ☆ ♡ ☆

"In the last day, that great day of the feast,
Jesus stood and cried, saying 
If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
He that believeth on me, as the Scripture hath said,
out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water."
~ John 7:37-38 ~
Amen and Amen!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...