Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Run & Hide...

Every day when I come home from work, I have a habit of looking out in the back yard.


Because we have four dogs... & a doggie door.

Which means, every day, there is something out in that yard that shouldnt be.

It's most likely a pair of socks, a tennis shoe, or the clothes either I or Ricky slept in the night before.  It's also never an odd thing for a pair of our underwear to be out there too... Thank God for high fences so our neighbors dont have to be victim of those daily back yard viewings. 

I'd also like to see how the dogs get full pairs of jeans out in the yard... that's gotta be a pretty hard struggle... but its possible.

Its funny though because the dogs know when they're taking something they REALLY shouldnt take... the sweater that is folded on my chair... or the knee brace that Ricky wears to work... even better? the hair clips I use to hold my hair back when I straighten my hair...

They know when they are doing wrong...

When I go to the window, they will seriously all sit by me as I'm scanning the backyard...

& if they hear me say, "What is that?" - they will run & hide. 

All except for Buffy who knows you're going to go outside to get it & its the perfect opportunity to throw a ball... that's a labrador retriever for you.

The other 3?  They're scattered... one will run into the closet - another will go downstairs... & Zoe is the luckiest, she can fit under the bed where she crawls to the middle where you cant reach her.

Its just crazy to me how we all have that instinct to run & hide when we mess up, dont we?  We know we screw up & sometimes, instead of owning up to it, we just want to run into a closet, or down in a basement... or even better, in a tight spot where no one can reach you.

Made me think of the story of Adam & Eve... where they know they messed up & what did they do?  Tried to get under a bed where they could hide...

...didnt work...

God knew where they were... just as He knows where we are, even after we mess up...

which is a good thing really... He still cares to know where we are AFTER we mess up..

So just a thought for you today... remember in life, we're going to mess up... we're not perfect.  But God is always going to seek us.  He's never go to let us go off to that place of hiding & stay there afraid that He doesnt care anymore...

Nope... He's going to come find us & tell us that He still loves us...

....even when we pull underwear in the back yard

"Then the man & his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, & they hid from the Lord God amond the trees of the garden. 
 But the Lord God called to the man, "Where are you?"
He answered, "I heard you in the garden & I was afraid because I was naked... so I hid"
-Genesis 3:8-10


  1. Amen! Thank you for that post.

    Now I am going to search for pictures of the doggies! Four of them. Wow!

  2. Aww, I love when I see my sister commenting on your blog; makes me smile.

    This is a great post; you are oh-so-right.

  3. so beautiful. i love your little posts like this.

    the pups? that is freaking hilarious.

  4. Ahh...just what I needed! I have this habit of messing up A LOT! Hope you're beginning to feel like you old self, again!

  5. Very good analogy, Rebecca! My Molly used to steal my socks and towels and take them to her spot under my bed. I totally envisioned your dogs being that naughty. :D

  6. Thank God for His mercy.

    I have to remember even in the mess ups, not to hide, but to get back up again, ask God to help me and keep on going.

  7. Ahhhh friend,
    What an insightful post. I love that God still loves us and wants to help us when we mess up.

    I love you RJ!!

    How are you feeling???

    Have a Blessed day,


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