Good Morning!

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Our little terrier Char-lee could have been in a lot of trouble this morning.

Two very large dogs ‘turned up’ on our property in the early hours.

They were curious and appeared to be very friendly.   She, however, was terrified but passionately territorial.

Their encounter could have been disastrous for her .

They misread her fear and barking for aggression and became defensive.

Any game between them could easily have turned into a HUNT. We knew we could not allow them to interact.

This is common in human life as well.    Pain, fear, Loss, loneliness and isolation can make people hostile in attitude to even the folks who only want to help.   This can be both frustrating and dangerous for health-care nurses and paramedics. Attitude can mask often the seriousness of situations.

I believe that the scripture :

1 Thess. 5:18 In everything give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.   ‘

is often misunderstood.

It is not as impossible as it appears.  If our focus is not just on ‘self’ but on God who is higher our attitude to others will be modified.

In another way also the Matthew 6:40 shared words of Christ.

But I tell you not to resist an evil person but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.’

This Is not about passive resistance or being a dormat but in the nature of Protection.    If we are ever confronted by an evil……person to attack them could ‘trigger’ an unstoppable outcome.  Breathing space and time for urgent prayer  and more clear direction enables God to be included in the circumstances.

Peace! Love! and a well Lived Life in Him my prayer for us all.   a-men.



About Faye

I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions. I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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  1. oneta hayes says:

    Interaction of dogs led to a nice lesson. Thanks.


  2. Ah yes, I’ll remember this the next time I see dogs barking at each other! 🙂 💜 Jackie@KWH


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