This is our 15-month-old puppy and 10-month-old kitten. Both were little rescue pets. I love how kind they are to each other.
Now, don't think all is peaceful and relaxing in our house...the pup does not get along with our adult male cat for some reason, so we break up plenty of squabbles. Maybe that's why I'm so delighted with these two.
I reach for beauty when something is painful in my life. Lately, I have been reaching often. Our children seem to sense this. For Mother's Day, our 18yo son presented me with India ink and a calligraphy pen. Oh, my my, that kid knows what I love: pen, ink, and paper.
Maybe this seems odd to the modern first world, but in the missionary culture and church culture, we are encouraged to be silent. Forgiveness requires silence. And letting go.
But I read the Old Testament and believe the God of the King David is the God of me, so I don't believe silence is a prerequisite for forgiveness.
"Sometimes, sharing the burden of an upsetting truth, and revealing it, is a gift you give forsomeone else. You share the burden, so others will help, in a situation where telling them will change everything."
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