Just a glimpse of me...

My photo
Do you ever feel STUCK? In 2000, I began looking for answers to some tough questions in my life. I'd searched high & low and finally conceded to search the promises found in the Bible. Those promises have sustained & guided me through the loss of a parent, the struggle with anxiety & depression, the loss of a valued relationship and so much more! I've found joy amid the pain. And, I want to share it with you!

03 April 2012

Got a Dog House, Ain't Got No Dog

My mind doesn't work in conventional ways... it forms blog titles or 140-character Twitter posts for about every experience. While working in the yard the other day, I glanced over at the long-ago-abandoned dog house on the side of our pole barn.  Immediately my mind LOUDLY screamed, "Got a dog house, ain't got no dog!" And, I snapped a quick photo...
Got a dog house, ain't go no dog :)
What's in my life that's been long-ago-abandoned?  Do I need to fill it again or just remember when it wasn't empty? What did I learn at that time in my life?  Did it bring me or others joy? Did it make anyone a better person? Did it somehow shape the person I am today?  

Probably due to a million other things we NEED to do on the property, we've decided to leave the doghouse & fenced in area just as it is. You never know, someday we might GET a dog. But, I must confess to scattering TONS of wild flower seeds in that area last fall.  I'm not thinking we are getting a dog anytime soon.  So... I shall wait through the spring & summer to see what becomes of that part of our land.  Hopefully I can post a picture some day of a lovely garden :)

And, in the meantime, I'll continue to scatter seeds in the most unexpected places... in my yard & in my world :)

"Remember this -- a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop.
But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop."
2 Corinthians 9:6


  1. Love it!!! Thanks for re-posting this Caitlin! I really enjoyed it...I'm excited to see that garden from all those seeds you tossed out - and since this was written a few years ago, to know if you ever DID get that dog!!!

    1. Thanks Barbara :) I will post a few more current pictures soon :) We never did get the dog... have a cat & getting chickens :D