I’m All Yolked Up

Matthew 11:29-30 “Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Good morning friends :o). Happy Friday Eve, aka Thursday (but why not put a positive spin on it, aye?)

A crazy thing happened this week when doing my morning routine. Let me do a morning rundown: alarm, glasses on (stinks getting old, lol), time with Heavenly Dad (my morning nugget/starting point comes in at 4:43 am—LOVE IT!!!), shower/dress/hair-not a long process working with what I’ve been given, coffee going, warm up vehicle, pups out to potty, gather gear and gooooo!

Yesterday, however, when I took the leash off of Dash, a  spring went flying and the pieces and parts of the clasp kurplunked to the floor. I sighed, realizing the leash had lasted around 13 years. I was also grateful it hadn’t broken moments before or my morning would have included, “screaming in mom-panicked voice for Dash to come home as he explores neighborhood and dog mom wakes the entire town of Nappanee.” Whew!

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Passing It On

Mark 24:4a “Then He said to them, “Pay attention to what you hear.”

This week I have been crazy busy working my regular 40 then adding an extra 4 hours to a side project, for good measure. With Taylor standing in the gap, watching over my fury kids, each night I squeezed in moments at my Savoir’s feet, under the tutelage  of the well known blogger and author of “Ministry in Ordinary Places,” Shannon Martin.

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The Bystander Effect

Proverbs 31:8 “Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute.”
Does the name Kitty Genovese ring any bells? In 1964 she was brutally beaten, raped, stabbed 14 times, left for dead, then when the killer saw she was still alive, came back and finished the job. 38 people watched. Only one even called the police, after it was over, because they did not want to get involved.
When asking the man who committed this hyenas crime why he did this WHERE he did this, he replied: because he knew no one would do anything.
Because of this case a new term was created: the bystander effect.

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