Don’t Fence Me In

My son Andrew used to have a dog named Aggie. Aggie was a Border Collie who enjoyed nothing more than chewing up everything we owned. She chewed the brand new seat of my friend’s John Deere tractor. She chewed up the garden hose.  She chewed up the furniture. One day she came home with a plastic doll….

Disciplining Strays

When we lived in Houston, this black border-collie mix came up one day. He was a stray. The boys begged me to keep him and they named him “Charlie.” So Charlie started hanging out around our house. Charlie was full grown by the time we got him and his real name obviously was not “Charlie.”…

Heart of the Fire Ant

My Border collie Aggie loved to chase baseballs. We live in the country, so you couldstand and hit a ball as far as you can and she would go get it. One day I was standing in the front yard playing hitting balls to Aggie, when all of a sudden I felt that familiar stinging sensation. I…

Seeing God’s Plan in Your Life

The LORD has made everything for its own purpose. . . (Proverbs 16:4) Did you know that God has a purpose for everything and everyone? He has a plan for your life. Sometimes troubles will come into your life, and you know what? He even has a plan for your troubles. God’s plan is for…

Good News – Coyotes in the Night

We used to have a border collie named Aggie. One time I heard Aggie in the backyard growling at something. We live in the country, so wild animals would sometimes come around the house and Aggie would bark at them. But this was different. I ran to the back door and stared into the darkness. Aggie was running…

Don’t Worry, Be Faithful

If you had to produce a top-ten list of modern problems, Worry would have to be in the top five. We are a worrying nation. We worry about global warming and the price of oil. We worry about terrorism and the growing national debt. We worry about health. Some worry about their children. Other’s worry…