Number your days
Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart
We just received a Jack-Russell Terrier puppy for
Christmas. She is adorable. She’s one of the family. She is white with
some brown spots. We named her Peanuts from the cartoon character Charlie
Brown. After all, we are the Browns.
has brought so much joy to us. She’s is very energetic and playful. It’s
amazing how we can be entertained by simply watching her. We have had so
much fun with Peanuts but now comes the hardest part: House-breaking her.
You must understand something about my husband and me,
we have three children—two boys and one girl. We had the hardest time
potty-training our children. Actually we never potty-trained them—their
grandmas did. Thank God for grandmas. So this was going to be a real
challenge for us.
We accepted Peanuts as a Christmas gift from one of our
members. We explained our concern about housebreaking her, and they said
not to worry; this dog would be easy. They reassured us that it would not
be a problem.
Jack-Russell Terriers are smart dogs. Peanuts is no
We were told to take her outside and give the command,
"Peanuts, do your business!"
Last winter it had been very cold in El Paso. She knew
that if she did her business she could come inside. So Peanuts redeemed
the time. She did her business and quickly ran back inside the house.
What a lesson to have learned.
Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. (Eph
If only we Christians would know the importance of
redeeming the time like Peanuts. If only we could learn so quickly.
We long for the Lord’s return, but God is waiting on
us to do His business so we can all quickly go home.
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