Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Our Lil' Man

About 4 years ago, just a few weeks before Christmas, my oldest brother called us from work and said that there was a man there that had Miniature Dash-hound puppies he was giving away. Since it was so close to Christmas the man knew he couldn't sell them, so to give them away was the best option. I was only 12 at the time so me, Bethany (16) and Phillip (14), were begging Mama to let us get one! Since it was cold Mama knew we would have to keep the little dog inside till it got warmer. She had said before that she could 'never' have an inside dog. Little did we know that one little puppy would change us forever!

My brother ended up bringing the dog home and after a long while of considering names for him we came up with the perfect one! A name that described him very well: Boss! He was so cute so every time he would whine for something we would do it. We would always hold him and cuddle with him. He was the boss so what other name was there?
You can easily see that with this kind of face it was hard to refuse! So pitiful!!
He always loved to crawl on you shoulder and sleep. He was so tiny he could easily curl up on your neck and dose off into a peaceful snooze.
As he got older he began to be very territorial and didn't like anyone but us! In this picture he is barking at our cows. Being the brave little dog he would run up behind the huge cows and bite at there ankles! Little did we know he would also bite our friends ankles too! Because of his aggression to other people we had to get a muzzle for him. He never liked that!

But even when he was older he still kept his adorable look!! He loved sleeping on our beds during the day and at night if we would let him! Every day he had his routine: he would whine to get on my bed and once I put him up there he would jump to Bethany's!   
But as much as we loved him we couldn't keep him forever. Sadly God chose to take him away this past Monday night. As we pulled up our driveway he got too close to the back tire and got pulled in. 5 years we've had him and its never happened. That alone shows that God had it in His plan. He didn't have any pain when he died, it was so sudden. Boss had so many different little things in his life that made him unlike any other dog. He had the most character! He's not just a dog, he was our lil' man! He was Boss.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Do You Believe

I'm sure everyone knows about the new movie that has come out titled: Do You Believe? Me and my sisters went to see the movie last night in theaters. I knew it was going to be good because my brother had seen it and said how amazing it was. What I didn't know is how impacting it would be in just my life. For me, the whole point of the movie was: do you believe the Cross of Christ? And if so, what are you going to do about it?
     So many Christians, myself included, go on in life knowing about the Cross but doing absolutely nothing with it. While watching the movie I began to think about my life. I am a born again Christian, I believe in God. But I can't say that I have the relationship with Him that I wish I did.
    I also thought about when or how I would die. What if someone held a gun to me and asked of I believed in God. If I answered yes he would kill me. If not than I would remain alive. I had to really think about what kind of faith I would have. I couldn't bare to live knowing that I denied God just to spare my life for a little while longer. I would rather die with a testimony then without. 
   When we got out of the theaters and into the car, I picked up my iPod and when I turned it on this song was what came up. So fitting for what I just experienced that night. 

     Do you really believe the Cross of Christ? How much faith do you have? He died for you. Would you die for Him?