Christian Life


MOLLY AND ME – ONENESS

MOLLY AND ME – ONENESS How I wish that Molly and I could be truly one…especially on our daily walks! She wants to go her way and do her thing but I’m supposed to be the pack leader. A great part of our walking consists of me pulling her as though she were a trailer with brakes on because she …Continue reading →

MOLLY AND ME – PERSPECTIVE

MOLLY AND ME – PERSPECTIVE Molly is approximately 28cm tall at the shoulder while I am 1.52m tall. It stands to reason, therefore, that her perspective on her world is very different from mine. She sees everything around her at almost ground level. That means that she see perceives her world and everything in it as much bigger than her! …Continue reading →

MOLLY AND ME – MISTRUST

Molly, my two-year-old “worsie”, has a severe allergy problem. What a struggle to find out what is causing her itching, scratching, biting, licking behaviour! My heart goes out to her in her distress. Now, Molly is used to being spoiled. She believes that she is entitled to a tidbit of everything I eat. Of course, I taught her this habit …Continue reading →

MOLLY AND ME – ALLERGIES

Molly has developed a skin condition which the vet and I are still trying to identify and treat. She has an allergic reaction to something, but the question is….what? It could be from the environment or from her food. When it’s really bad, the poor little thing scratches and licks continually and she breaks out in a nasty rash. She …Continue reading →

MOLLY AND ME – NEUTRALISING THE ENEMY

When Molly and I began our daily walks, I noticed that she regarded every passer-by; jogger, cyclist, pedestrian, dog walker, employee from the nearby supermarket, casual visitor from out-of-town, and even the guard dogs in the properties on the way, as potential enemies. She would “see them off”, big or small, with a flurry of barks and yelps. However, as …Continue reading →

MOLLY AND ME – TRANSFORMED

When play is done for the day, toilet parade and garden inspection over and she feels mellow and sleepy, Molly loves to lie on my lap with her head on my tummy and gaze into my face with complete adoration in her soft brown eyes. I always respond with words like, “You are so beautiful. You are so sweet. You …Continue reading →

MOLLY AND ME – RETURN

I recently took a trip to Johannesburg to visit my son and daughter-in-law for a few days. I arranged with a friend to “dog-sit” Molly rather than put her in the kennels. My friend happens to have a nine-month-old dachshund puppy who is great friends with my Molly. Molly has an exaggerated maternal instinct although she has not had puppies …Continue reading →

MOLLY AND ME – GAZING

How many times does Molly lie on my lap and gaze intently at me, her little brown eyes fastened on my face with pure adoration shining from them! Molly is now almost two years old, reckoned to be an adult in dog years. She still does naughty things sometimes. I have been training her to come to me when I …Continue reading →

A LIVING HOPE

“Hopefully” – this word comes up regularly from our favourite sports captains when they review the match. What do they mean? They are full of hope that they will do better next time or win the next game, or win the World Cup or whatever. It’s always about the next time but it’s always uncertain. “Hope” is also a Bible …Continue reading →

DON’T BE SCARED!

“Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.” Worship and holiness were two parts of the Christian life that used to scare me when I was younger. I avoided them as much as I could because I knew that it was impossible for me to be holy, I didn’t know how to worship God and I didn’t know what to …Continue reading →