Belle's Musing - Why Canít Dogs Have Umbrellas?
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Why Canít Dogs Have Umbrellas?
By Belle Touchton
The Missionary Dog
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Phil 4:4-5 NIV
I tried to tell Mommy to take me earlier but she wouldnít listen. She knew what I wanted but kept right on working. Couldnít she hear the thunder storm coming? By the time Mommy understood how serious I was about needing to walk, the rain had filled the parking lot. Mommy said it was raining cats and dogs but I was the only dog I saw anywhere.
Mommy wasnít happy about the rain. She kept saying, ďHurry Belle Ė walk!Ē Doesnít she know these things canít be rushed? Besides, I donít know what she had to complain about. She had on shoes and carried an umbrella. I, on the other hand, was up to my elbows in puddles and my fur was soaked. Have you smelled me when I get wet?
Why do humans complain so much? Donít they understand how good they have it? When they get wet, no one tells them not to jump on the bed. They have hands to hold wondrous inventions like umbrellas. Mommy mutters about the rocky roads we walk but she has no idea what rocks do to bare feet.
Now that I think about it, why do fleas and ticks like me better than Mommy? After all, we go to the same places. Mommy stresses over me when we run into alligators or coyotes. Why do they prefer to eat dogs over humans? If my food falls on the floor Mommy puts it right back in the bowl. Humans donít even want other humans touching their food with their hands. While Iím on a roll, why donít churches let me into their buildings? After all, Iím a missionary too.
Iíd better stop right now! Once I get started whining, I canít seem to stop. God says to rejoice in the Lord always and He always knows what He is talking about. Besides, I donít feel good when I whine.
My life is good. I go everywhere with Mommy. Today, we told a 12-year-old girl about the importance of loving God with all her mind, heart, soul, and strength. I heard a woman tell Mommy how much she had helped her. Mommy led a worship service and then attended another. I didnít like waiting in Halleluiah but she was in such a good mood when she got back that it was worth it. I donít need an umbrella anyway. I can always shake the water off.
Cheryle M. Touchton is the Director of Pocket Full of Change Ministries. For more information or to schedule a speaker for an event, go to www.pocketfullofchange.org or call Gail Golden at 904 316-5462.
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Cheryle M. Touchton is the Director of Pocket Full of Change Ministries. For more information or to schedule a speaker for an event, go to
www.pocketfullofchange.org or call Cheryle Touchton at 904-614-3585.
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