Bring Him Back (I Stand with Manchester)

I turn on the news and a shiver runs down my spine

Because I know this world is running out of  time

I hear of the bombings, shootings killings it fills me with fear and dread

How long is it gonna be till someone I  know and love  just turns up dead

Will it be my mother, father,sister, brother, friend, sometimes all I  can see is  the Rain

There are so many others, that feel all alone, can we  reach out to them and end the pain

 

So I am Calling out to all the people not just the one’s in the pews underneath the steeples

Lets  us all rise together and write another sequel

Never mind just calling down the angels we need the Lord in this place

To  spread love  in our hearts so we can let this world taste His Great Glorious Grace

Because fear and anger always breeds hate

And the Good Lord God said all we need is Faith

Won’t you lift your voice and help us find a way

To bring the Lord with  His Hope,Love Forgiveness  back to this place

 

This world is so full of anger,Prejudice,discrimination,hurt,pain and greed

How long is it going to take till we all learn, that being somebody is not what we need

Money, fame and all the trappings, will never fill a heart that is empty,hurt and damaged

Only the Lord’s love living through us could fill that kind of famine

I think what we need is a new perspective, a change of heart that brings about redemption

We all need to practice what we preach, hold back and turn the other cheek, to help ease the tension

 

So I am Calling out to all the people not just the one’s in the pews underneath the steeples

Lets  us all rise together and write another sequel

Never mind just calling down the angels we need the Lord in this place

To  spread love in our hearts so we can let this world taste His Great Glorious Grace

Because fear and anger always breeds hate

And the Good Lord God said all we need is Faith

Won’t you lift up your  hands lift up your voice and help us find a way

To bring the Lord with  His Hope, Love,Forgiveness  back to this place

 

So many in this world don’t have enough to eat they don’t even have shoes upon their feet

Can you look deep and find away to give a little help to fill the need

There are so many fighting chronic illness and disease ,that tries to take their lives,

it robs them of their beauty, but  those that know the Lord are still so  full of light

But what of the others where life is a misery, can you take their hand and give them hope, to get them through the night

There are so many  people who never got the love the  Good Lord intended that has left them cold and mean

They have suffered abuse in varying degrees, seen things so obscene, will we let them lean on you and me

 

So I am Calling out to all the people not just the one’s in the pews underneath the steeples

Lets  us all rise together and write another sequel

Never mind just calling down the angels we need the Lord in this place

To  spread love  in our hearts so we can let this world taste His Great Glorious Grace

Because fear and anger always breeds hate

And the Good Lord God said all we need is faith

Won’t you lift your hands, lift up  your voice and help us find a way

To bring the Lord with  His Hope Love Forgiveness back to this place

 

The Good Lord said they would know us by our love, if  evil looked at us could they really tell

The people of this world stand one step away, from surrender ,to heaven or to  hell

In the end we only get one chance to stand for good and we can’t do it alone,so don’t be thrown

The Lord can take our broken hearts and put us back in line and help us grow

He brings beauty from the ashes and victory from defeat

Lay down your burdens and look up in faith, because earth knows no sorrow that Heaven can’t render obsolete

 

So I am Calling out to all the people not just the one’s in the pews underneath the steeples

Lets  us all rise together and write another sequel

Never mind just calling down the angels we need the Lord in this place

To  spread love  in our hearts so we can let this world taste His Great Glorious Grace

Because fear and anger always breeds hate

And the Good Lord God said all we need is Faith

Won’t you lift your hands lift up your voice and help us find a way

To bring the Lord with  His Hope ,Love, Forgiveness  back to this place

Bring the Lord back to this place

Oh Lets call  out to the Lord, and bring Him back to this place

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Will it be my mother, father,sister,brother, friend, fiance, or my husband sometimes all I see is Rain

 

 

On Vacation

Hi Riley here my mom told me we are on something called vacation. I don’t really know what it is all about but after today I think I am going to like it. She got up a 6:15 am to let us out and she let me run with my best friend chase than she brought us in for breakfast boy it was good. I guess my mom was still tired because she fell asleep on the couch. I wasn’t worried because my belly was filled so I had a nap too. Than Dad came down and woke mom up and she went back to bed for a while but after a few hours I heard her walking around upstairs and I was calling to her in my loudest bark to let her know I was ready to go out with her. After a while my mom came back down I told her very loudly that I was ready to go anywhere. She always tell me to be quiet but I know she loves my ROO ROO bark I do it just for her because we are like Peas and Carrots we just go together. Finally mom was ready and we went for a drive in the country. I had my nose out the window and I could smell the lake, grass trees,cows and the swamp. I love the swamp. Than we stopped for lunch at something call a chip wagon I had no idea what it was but it smell so good I put my head out the roof of the car to get a better smell of the food coming out of that truck with wheels. My mom said I could have some treat cause I we were on vacation. I had some fries and she gave a taste of her back bacon on a bun and I loved that and she let me lick on the ice cream bowl as a treat. I was so happy. Well I have to catch up on my sleep so I will be able to do more vacationing with my mom! Oh I almost forgot there were some other people there at the picnic tables and they got out there cameras when I had my head out the sunroof while waiting for lunch to come. They took my picture and said they were going to put my picture on instagram does that make me famous? Anyway I have to go rest tomorrow because my mom says tommorow is vacation day as well and I want to be well rested so I can love every minute of it lol.

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I Will Follow You

Evening Devotion

Psalm 37:vs 4-6

Delight yourself in the Lord

And He shall give you the desires of your heart

Commit your way  to the Lord

Trust also in Him

And he shall bring it to pass

He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light

And justice as the noonday

I Will Follow You

Lord You have convinced me, that I need to start again

Taking all the lessons learned, I will follow You my friend

You never have abandoned  me, You caught my every tear

And when I thought the end was near, you whispered child please don’t fear

For you are still my daughter no matter what you do and say

I’ve written my name upon your heart and there it will always stay

Regardless of your performance I didn’t come to judge

I want just to love you, I never hold a grudge

So let go of your anger, let not bitterness take hold

And I will restore you to my church, I’ll return you to the fold

There will still be trials but the holy spirit will be there

For you felt my holy breath ,in the rushing of the wind I brought to bear

Now that you trust me I can help you build a better life

Full of  my goodness I will lead you to the light

I will fight your battles I will be your sight

And all that you’ve been through, I will use it all

To help you minister to others  no matter what their  port of call

Keep your heart wide open, full of compassion for the broken

And I will bring to pass a life full of joy, for you’re the one I ‘ve chosen

Riley’s Continues to Find New Ways to Help Me

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Riley continues to improve in her task training she will now carry any bags I need in and out of stores if I need a helping hand.  She will also carry in wood for the wood stove if I asked. I get frustrated because I keep having health setbacks which makes her training go more slowly but she continues to improve and we are starting to make a more solid team. I have just gotten over pneumonia and now I am have a bad flair of Chron’s disease this week and had to go on more steroids. So far I am three days in on the steroids and my bowel has not responded to it yet and I am frustrated. I keep reminding myself that there is no time line that I have to complete her training so I just keep at it. She is such a wonderful help and so affectionate thank you Lord for being with me and giving me the right  discernment to pick the right dog! My ever faithful cat tink is lying in her cat bed right beside my computer. She always loves to keep me company.

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When my heart is overwhelmed

541When my heart is overwhelmed the Lord has been gracious to me. Even though my health has not been good and my looks have gone I have not been abandon. The Lord has stayed by my side to comfort me.

Currently I am just getting over pneumonia and hoping my breathing will come back in time. Despite the let downs I have had over the last five years  health wise the Lord has blessed me more than I deserve . He has given me a husband who loves me like the Lord loves the Church and I am so grateful for that gift. No matter how bad I look my wonderful husband tell me everyday that he thinks I am beautiful and how much he loves me.

The Lord has also blessed me with my Service Dog in training Riley who is such a big help to me. She is such a cuddle bug and she loves to hug. She will wrap her big hairy paws around my waist lay her head on my shoulder and just hold on to me. Everytime she does this I think to myself this is a little slice of heaven that the Lord left on Earth.

Thank You Lord for your Gifts!

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I Think We’ve Found A Home

We finally found a dog friendly church that makes me feel relaxed about working with Riley. I used to be so uptight that she would make a mistake she would start alerting the second we walked in to church . We have been going to this church for a while and Riley is now so relaxed she will lay down on her side and flake out during the sermon. When we went to church this morning I was not feeling good and several times last night Riley kept getting on the bed to snuggle with me because I was in so much pain. Every time I drifted off she would get down and when the pain woke me up she would get back into bed with me.When we walked into church this morning I was standing up and singing Riley alerted and I ignored her but then she sat back on her haunches wrapped her to big furry paws around my arm and pulled me to a sit. This is an urgent alert by her that I might get dizzy and fall. I sat down for a few minutes than stood up for a song and this time she let me but when the sermon started she alerted again and that’s when those weird pains in my head started again she climbed into my lap and hugged me for a while and they start to go away. When she got down  she insisted in laying in front of me where she could see my face. Later in the sermon I felt comfortable enough to answered an alter call. Which means they invite anyone to come  up to the front of the church to be prayed over and anointed with oil (me not the dog) I was feeling comfortable enough to go to the front with Riley and while they were praying over me Riley decide to go behind me and climb up on the pew and sit with her back against mine looking out over the congregation while I was facing forward. I could not move because we were praying in a circle and holding hands. To be fair to Riley we have been working on block and cover. And cover is when Riley walks behind me and sits behind my legs so no one can get near my body. Normally when we do this there is space behind my legs to come behind me but this time the back of my legs were against the pew so Riley thought in her own mind that she should just get up and walk along the pew until she could sit right behind me. Now she is supposed to wait until I give her the command but there was a lot of people up at the front with me and I guess Riley felt compelled to protect my back because she knew I was sore But I would have prefered her not to use the front pew as a seat. When the pastor finished praising God everyone said Amen and Riley gave her best happy bark and the whole congregation cracked up. Later they all praised her for saying Amen at the end of the service. It’s so nice to be at a church that just laughs and take it in stride when your service dog makes a  big mistake lol. Thank goodness there was no one sitting in the front pew lol.

 

 

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RILEY’S BIG DAY

I have been working hard trying to teach my service dog patience and just like me it’s something we have to keep working on. While going about my daily life Riley learns to be patient while she is standing in a line waiting for me to cash out.  Or when I am in grocery aisle trying to make that all important decision of what colour am I  going to dye my hair this month. Even such mundane things as walking involves Riley having to wait with me while I find the nearest bench and catch my breath .The one she hates the most is when I go clothes shopping trying to find something that doesn’t make me look a NFL linebacker. But little by little she did learn to be patient and we moved on to harder tasks like going to Tim Horton’s, to  dinners than restaurants.

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But one of the toughest places to take a service dog is to a show.  The first hurdle I have to overcome is the walk into the theatre  which is easy for Riley not so easy for me. I have exercise induced asthma and nerve pain so usually by the time I walk into a theatre and climb the stairs to my seat I am having difficulty breathing.

Once we enter the facilities Riley’s sensitive nose is tasting a smorgusborg of hotdogs and warm buttered popcorn and it is my job to keep her focused on me. The second temptation Riley has to overcome is not diving for every dropped piece of popcorn and candy that litters the floor. When I give the command leave it Riley is expected to ignore the food on the ground and concentrate on getting me to my seat and once the movie starts she is supposed to wait quietly untill I am ready to leave .

Now that might seem easy pretty easy to do but it takes a lot of training with a very calm dog to master a worry free day for me the dog and the rest of the audience. Now I am so grateful to other owner trained service dogs handlers who posted video’s that help with Riley’s training. Not to mention all the good advice they passed on to make her day at the movies a big success

When I went to sit down the first thing I did was put down a rubber mat that Riley could lay on which would keep any unwanted butter popcorn or candy that was on the floor out of her coat. Once she was down on the mat I gave her two big bones to give her something to do while we enjoyed the movies.

Now the next scary thing that could upset a dog once the movie is started is the sound and the flashing of light that comes off the movie itself. But I am very happy to report that Riley took it all in stride. The only time she got up was to stretch and change positions which is reasonable compared to the length of time she is expected to wait.

As we headed home after the movie I was filled with mixed emotions. I was proud that she did so well but I was also very grateful for all the good advice that I had received from other service dog handles that helped the day go so well.

Once we get home Riley’s vest and collar come off and she is officially off duty and she is free to go off and play with her favorite toy

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