Wisdom From The Animals: Day 23

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Wisdom From The Animals: Day 23

With their large canine-like fangs, sea lions are predators of the ocean. They were named sea lions for that reason and because the males sport a mane and both sexes vocalize with a roar. Sea lions also hunt and swallow their prey whole. They rely on their whiskers to aid them in the location of food nearby while swimming in the dark ocean.

“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8

Like the prey of a sea lion, I need to be alert and take proactive steps not to fall into the clutches of the devil. I need to avoid areas or things that would put me in danger of being swallowed whole. I also need to adopt an attitude that is not fearful but an attitude of calm watchfulness trusting that God is with me.

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Welcome to 31 Days of Wisdom From The Animals

Welcome to my 31 Days Writing Challenge 2015! This year my topic is 31 Days of Wisdom From The Animals. I hope you’ll come back to visit over and over again. I’d love for you to follow me on the blog or any of my other social media sites. Thanks! 

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Wisdom From The Animals: Day 1

Isn’t it amazing how a haircut can change your perspective or even change your day? We adopted a pound puppy a little over a year ago. They told us that she was a retriever mix, and yes, she does have some retriever characteristics, but as the months went by her fur kept growing and growing. Delta began to have problems seeing and had to peer out from under her bangs. We tried to help the girl out with cute little bows and ponytails but she just ate them.

I think I’ve tried doing the same thing. Sometimes I let things slide and allow them to affect the way I view the world. These words, behaviors, beliefs, or actions seem small at first but if I don’t pay attention, they often pile up and cause me to see things skewed and through a haze. I’ve even tried to fancy up situations where I don’t have the right view or perspective with cute bows but they’re only bandaids. Paul writes;

“Be very careful, then, how you live -not as unwise but as wise,.” Ephesians 5:15

When I realize that stuff has piled up in my life, I know that the best thing for me to do is get a haircut and clear up my sight. I need to clean house and rid myself of words, behaviors, beliefs, or actions that are not in God’s best interest or mine. Our pound puppy Delta can attest to the importance of a good haircut because once she was blind but now she can see.

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A Blogiversary Of Sorts


April is my blogiversary of sorts. I started blogging in 2009 at the end of April on a private site called A Questionable Mind. Mostly, the site was a journal of written thoughts but what the experience taught me was that I enjoyed writing online. I had always been a notebook/yellow legal pad with a pen kind of girl and had erroneously thought that I would dislike the computer because the creativity wouldn’t flow properly and I wouldn’t be able to type fast enough to capture my thoughts. I was wrong.

In April of 2011, I made my first public blog post under a blogspot site called Change of Plans. I thought I would be writing lots of posts about our house renovations and life as we became empty nesters but like my blog title, my plans were changed.

To reflect the change of focus in my posts, I renamed my blog to State of Hospitality in November of 2012. Yes, I took a year to change the name. I struggled with finding the right one and in my defense, I didn’t post as often back then.

That year, I did begin posting more often and gained a few followers and decided to make the big leap and plunge myself into owning my own domain site. In September of 2013, I moved to WordPress and here I am today. I, also, began another site in 2013, Sweeter Than Honey Ministry, where I share online bible studies, uplifting videos, posts, scripture, and music.

Between all of the name changes and addresses I’ve published 330 posts. A small amount when compared in the blogging community but I’m not writing to win a blogging race — only to share and write about life as I see it. It’s taken me several years of blogging to learn that valuable lesson.

My Most Popular Posts Of All Time

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My Favorite Things 2014

My page that lists all of my posts from my participation in the 31 Day Challenge.

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This year, the #1 post so far is about my personal stylist.


I enjoy this writing medium and as long as I do, I’ll keep showing up. To read and to write.



“How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!” Psalm 133:1 NIV Bible