Monday, February 11, 2013

The Daily Duel

"Peace be with you, dear brothers and sisters, and may God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you love with faithfulness." Ephesians 6:23

It doesn't always sound or feel peaceful out here on the island corner. There they go again! Without even looking I can hear the sound of Sydney’s toenails sliding on the wood floor as she chases Tigger the cat. This has really only been going on for the last month. Perhaps this is a sign that she feels secure and just wants to taunt and play with her "brother".

As my crazy dog goes round and round our kitchen island, I think of the children’s poem in my treasured Childcraft book. The Duel is a poem about the terrible spat between the gingham dog and the calico cat. In the book it’s kind of cute (but a bit gory) but in real life it’s not so cute; our rental house floors are getting SCRATCHED to smithereens. (Maybe the landlord won’t notice?) 

 “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” Proverbs 17:17

It’s been quite a few years since my four kids have chased and taunted each other. Despite some typical teasing, they have always been there for each other when it matters and their love and friendship is evident to all. Yep, I am a thankful Mama.

My dog and cat have yet to grasp the concept of helping each other in adversity, not creating it! They’re too busy having a duel!

Any duels going on at your house? 

In His Grip, Jane

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