Sweet Potato Skies

sunrise in an avocado grove

early morning sunrise

Orange sunrise: LadyD Books

Woke up this a.m. and I just had a feeling that it was going to be a "sweet potato" kind of day. I love sweet potatoes baked, whipped and french-fried. Have you tried sweet potato pie? It's especially tasty. I made a couple of pumpkin pies this year and took them over to our sons' place for the family gathering. I hope there was much happiness around the table yesterday for you and your loved ones.

Well, for more sky views and not necessarily an orange sunrise like mine, you might want to take a peak at SkyWatch Friday. I can't get over how low the cloud cover was for a fall, southern exposure sky. I've noticed that the nights are getting chilly here in SoCal. How about where you are?

teddy bears: LadyD Books

Our grandchildren have their favorite teddy bears. It's funny to see them reach for the ones they love, to see how one little endearing bear makes them so happy. The wonderful thing about these special stuffed animals is that they were my parents. So there are special memories shared here. Have you surrounded yourself with toy-like animals or have passed them along to others?

granddaughter and teddy bears: LadyD Books

                          Granddaughter's cozy, pink polka dot pajamas for Color Connection

I recently finished reading a hardcover book by James Robison on Life Lessons from Pets and Wildlife called, God of All Creation. The book shares of a miniature dachshund teaching her owner, James Robison, profound insights about life, faith, and God’s care for all of His creation. A devoted dog lover and co-host of the television program Life Today, James shares how the antics of his own dog, Princess, as well as observations from all animals in creation, reveal “expressions of God’s love, lessons of His grace, warnings about sin, and other eternal truths.”

Excerpt from God of All Comfort, for The Friday 56

"When I see a dog tilting its head to the side, yearning to understand the words of its master, I see the posture that we must take with our Master, our Father and our God. We must live with "tilted heads," seeking not only  to hear God but also to understand what He is saying."

Granddaughter petting the kitty: LadyD Books

            Our sweet granddaughter in the arms of her grandpa, lovingly petting our kitty.

My Review

It's interesting how our sweet pets are at our mercy to care for them, and yet they seem to teach us a great deal in return. The book starts with an overview of how Princess, a miniature dachshund came into the author's life and in the following chapters we read how their loving relationship continues to evolve with a meaningful and valuable character changing lessons. The author makes numerous parallels of his dog's natural instincts, along with wildlife, to our own human tendencies and beautifully weaves scripture throughout the story to give the reader glimpses of our God's shepherd-like heart of love towards people. It's a sweet book, easy to read, with warm pencil drawings. I love books about animals, so naturally I was drawn to this one. Princess has a personality that is delightfully personable and you just want to get to know her better, while reading along.

5/5 stars, highly recommended.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book from Waterbrook Multnomah for review purposes. I was not compensated for this review, nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
 God of All Creation: Life Lessons from Pets and Wildlife

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For the Fruits of All Creation/Now Thank We All Our God


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