Oreo

Job 12:7 But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee;

Job was going through a very hard time in his life, he knew that we can all learn for God’s creatures, most of us called them pets.

Last night the family pet died, Oreo,was a small poodle that we got from a man standing out in front of a Waffle House 11 years ago. She was all black except a small white spot under her neck, the people who had her called her Oreo, we kept the name. Arlene called her “my baby” and sometimes I think Oreo though she was. Everywhere she went Oreo was right behind her, a true friend. I would have a lots of fun picking at her and playing catch with her stuff toys. I would say “I got your baby!!” she would run up and down the hall getting the toy and bringing it back, just to repeat the same thing over and over. Finally she would get tired and take her”baby” to the backroom, with “baby” in mouth and head held high she would strut out like the Queen.
It didn’t take the grand kids long to play the same game with Oreo. Tennyson was the first, she would stand on the sofa and call to Oreo “I got your baby!!” and the games would began. Of course when Moreland came up she wanted to to the same thing. The girls always wanted Nana to put the Drama Queen dress on Oreo when they came up. I don’t think Oreo enjoyed it as much as the girls did. Then Eli came alone and it wasn’t long before he too was playing the “I got your baby!!” game.
The years went by and the black turned to grey and the running became less times before getting her baby and heading for the other room.
For the past few months Oreo has been sleeping more than normal and wanted to be held more than normal. She would come over for me to rub her head and then lay down for a tummy rub.I guess she just needed a little loving.
I will be the first to say that you love people and like animals. But it was impossible not to shed tears when I got word that she had died. She will be missed.
I thank the Lord for allowing Arlene and Me to get to keep her for 11 years and the blessings and comfort that she brought to our family. A lots of good memories and lots of times I would talk to her about things that others may not understand, she seemed to. It may sound silly but sometimes I think she knew what I was saying and understood.
I am thankful that God knows we get comfort for His creatures, we call pets, and it helps us to better understand unconditional love.

Picture from Christmas 2011

Happy Papa

This is a copy of a post my son Alan put on Facebook.
Eli has been reading his children’s Bible all day. He started in Gen 1 and is now reading David and Goliath. He’s read 180 pages of God’s Word. He said that he wanted to read the Bible so he would know how to live. I am a blessed dad!

Proverbs 1:8 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother. 9. For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.

Soul saved

It was lesson 8 of a Bible study on a Wednesday night. The lesson was a little hard to teach and I felt a little dry. It seem like this had been a hard week for me to get my study time in. One of the members had a death in the family and where I work we got a new boss. It was almost seven p.m. when I finally got the pass out sheets printed and ready to go. I felt that it was not going to be a easy service but the Lord reminded me that He honors faithfulness.
After the service a young lady came up and told me that she wanted to be saved. I happy to take the Bible and show her.
1. All have sinned.
2. The wages of sin is death.
3. The gift of God is eternal life.
4. Confess your sins and ask forgiveness.
5. Believe God for salvation.
She prayed and asked the Lord in her heart! Praise the Lord! A soul saved.
Thank You Jesus!