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    Smokey the Dog's Blog
          A collection of thoughts, images, and items of interst to Smokey the Dog

    Tue, Oct 25th - 7:19PM



    This will be the last entry till probably Nov. 17

    I know that is a long time, but my wife and I will be on vacation in Sedona Arizona for a week, and I'm going to be either too busy, or enjoying my time off too much to post anything till I get back to work.

    Here's the B&B where we will be staying

    http://www.appleorchardbb.com/



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    Tue, Oct 25th - 4:45AM

    Doggie Quotes



    "If your dog is fat, you aren't getting enough exercise" --Unknown

    "Some days you're the dog; some days you're the hydrant." --Unknown

    "Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot about puppies." --Gene Hill

    "In dog years, I'm dead." --Unknown

    "To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs." --Aldous Huxley

    "A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down." --Robert Benchley

    "I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven't got the guts to bite people themselves." --August Strindberg

    "No animal should ever jump up on the dining room furniture unless absolutely certain that he can hold his own in the conversation." --Fran Lebowitz

    "Ever consider what they must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul--chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth!" --Anne Tyler

    "I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult." --Rita Rudner

    "My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to 99 cents a can. That's almost $7.00 in dog money." --Joe Weinstein

    "If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons." --James Thurber

    "You enter into a certain amount of madness when you marry a person with pets." --Nora Ephron

    "Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful." --Ann Landers

    "Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea." --Robert A. Heinlein

    "In order to keep a true perspective of one's importance, everyone should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him." --Dereke Bruce, Taipei, Taiwan

    "Of all the things I miss from veterinary practice, puppy breath is one of the most fond memories!" --Dr. Tom Cat

    "There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. --Ben Williams

    "When a man's best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem." --Edward Abbey

    "Cat's motto: No matter what you've done wrong, always try to make it look like the dog did it." --Unknown

    "Money will buy you a pretty good dog, but it won't buy the wag of his tail." --Unknown

    "No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does.--Christopher Morley

    "A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself." --Josh Billings

    "Man is a dog's idea of what God should be." --Holbrook Jackson

    "The average dog is a nicer person than the average person." --Andrew A. Rooney

    "He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of suchdevotion." --Unknown

    "If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man." --Mark Twain

    "Things that upset a terrier may pass virtually unnoticed by a Great Dane." --Smiley Blanton

    "I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts." --John Steinbeck



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    Mon, Oct 24th - 7:29AM

    Thoughts on



     This morning I picked up a copy of “The Man God Uses” by Henry and Tom Blackaby. I needed a break from playing on the computer, which I probably do too much of. As sometimes happens , the title stuck in my head, and without reading any of the book I played with the title. I thought the man God uses is probably one who is yealded to Him. Then I thought of the opposite, the god Man uses. That would be a god who obyed our will, and our wishes like a genie. So which God do you serve? Like someone has said, the question is the answer. If you are serving God, then you are probably on the right track, but if your god is serving you, you are barking up the wrong tree.

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    Sat, Oct 22nd - 9:30AM

    You Are so Blessed



    If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more blessed than the million who won't survive the week.

    If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture or the pangs of starvation, you are ahead of 20 million people around the world.

     If you attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death, you are more blessed than almost three billion people in the world.

    If you have food in your refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75% of this world.

    If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish someplace, you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy.

    If your parents are still married and alive, you are very rare, especially in the United States.

    If you hold up your head with a smile on your face and are truly thankful, you are blessed because the majority can -- but most do not.

    If you can hold someone's hand, hug them or even touch them on the shoulder, you are blessed -- because you can offer God's healing touch.

    If you can read this message, you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world that cannot read anything at all. You are so blessed in ways you may never even know.

    From the internet author unknown



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    Fri, Oct 21st - 1:39AM

    The Testimony of Smokey the Dog




    The way I came to Christ is a long and winding tale.

    A shortened version follows;

    I was dragged to church as a kid, (an American Baptist church) but we stopped going after my mom died when I was 11. God was fathful though. Our Boy Scout troop met in a Methodist church, and I remember being invited to vacation Bible school at a Southern Baptist church near our house. I had a friend in high school who was a Christian, and she witnessed to me in a low key way and invited me to a youth for Christ rally. I asked God to forgive my sins one night after that, but told no one.
    I know God did come into my life then. The reason know that was that the next school year was the best year I had in high school. The I went away to college, (MSU) and drifted away, the usual college stuff, drinking swearing and sex. Yet God was faithful. I kept bumping into Christians. In the dorm, the cafeteria, even in my fraternity! (Steve was the frat "Christian" He was involved in Campus Crusade.) I received Christ as savior about 10 months after graduating from college when a co-worker shared with me on our lunch break at 3:00am one morning. I was working for a contract security company on the midnight shift at the time. That was in 1976. The man who shared with me was fired within a couple months, and I didn't get much discipleship. It was just me and my pocket New Testament. But God was faithful, and seemingly out of the blue I got a call from Steve the fraternity Christian and he invited me to a Bible study at EMU. The funny thing is he didn't know I had become a Christian! Of course I accepted! Through that study I found a church, and I was baptized in May of 1979. I have been an active member of Crossroads Community Baptist church since that time.
    http://www.peopleplace.org/templates/con25bl/default.asp?id=19753
    I've taught adult Sunday school classes with the college students, single adults, and married adults, and I have served as a deacon for one 3 year term. I've been married for 12 wonderful years. My wife and I are currently active in the Choir, and occasionally teaching in our adult Sunday school class. We both work for the University of Michigan Hospitals in Ann Arbor. And God is Still Faithful.!



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    Thu, Oct 20th - 3:39AM

    The Bible and the TV Guide



    They lie on the table side by side

    The Holy Bible and the TV guide.

    One is well worn and cherished with pride.

    Not the Bible, but the TV guide.

    One is used daily to help folks decide.

    No, not the Bible, but the TV guide.

    As the pages are turned, what shall they see.

    Oh, what does it matter, turn on the TV.

    Then confusion reigns, they can't all agree

    On what they should watch on the old TV.

    So they open the book in which they confide,

    No, not the Bible, but the TV guide.

    The Word of God is seldom read,

    Maybe a verse as they fall into bed.

    Exhausted and sleepy and tired as can be;

    Not from reading the Bible, from watching TV.

    So then back to the table side by side,

    Lie the Holy Bible and the TV guide.

    No time for prayer, no time for the Word,

    The plan of Salvation is seldom heard.

    But forgiveness of sin, so full and free,

    Is found in the Bible, not on TV.

     

    ....The author is unfortunately "unknown"



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    Wed, Oct 19th - 8:14PM

    for something different



    Here's Smokey with his head on my wife's Bible



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    Wed, Oct 19th - 8:09PM

    what happened



    Ok, I'm sure you are curious what happened.

    When I signed up, I did the usual thing, filled out the form etc... when I got to look at the blog, I saw to my horror, that they used my real name in the info section. There didn't seem to be a way to delete or change it, so I requested they eliminate my account. Well during that time I played with the blog as it was. Then they deleted it.

    Anyway, as to why I started with the same message, I like it.



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    Wed, Oct 19th - 2:24AM

    What I learned from my dog



    By Smokey the Dog 03/23/03

    One day I was watching our dog playing in the yard. And suddenly the Lord revealed something to me. I can teach our dog to sit, to lie down, and even do belly up, but can I teach him to come when I call??? No way! He just doesn’t come when I call. He only comes when he thinks coming is more exciting than what he’s doing now, otherwise he won’t come. I have to get the squeaky toy, or blow the whistle, or knock or do something special to get him to come. Sometimes I don’t have time for that, and I just go out and pick him up and carry him inside. Isn’t that the same way with us and God? Maybe we have learned a few “Spiritual Tricks”, like going to church, praying, or maybe even tithing. But do we come when God calls? Are we more interested in what’s in the “backyard” than listening to God’s voice? Does God have to get out the spiritual squeaky toy before we pay attention, or worse yet, does He have to come out and get us, and carry us bodily into His house? Hopefully my dog will someday learn to come when called. I hope we will all soon learn to come to God’s call too.



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    Location: Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States
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