Tess the Reading Dog

Sweet story about a good listener.  Our pastor gave a children’s sermon the other day about how forgiving dogs are and that we all should take the dog as an example. (I think he was really talking to the adults.)  Kids usually have it all figured out like Sean Quinn.

"This dog is so perfect, so docile," said Quinn, who homeschools her sons. "It helps them see that reading is something that should be enjoyed, not something you just have to learn." Sean Quinn sees a different reason for reading to Tess.

"Because I love animals," he said simply

Our dog loves to go on a night walks with us.  He dances around and wags his tail all the way down the road.  (If he’s not sniffing some unidentifiable object or walking right in front of us so he can stop and let us have the privilege of tripping over him.  Can’t decide if the dog imitates the boys or the boys imitate the dog, but it’s usually a very start and stop walk.) 

 Just ran into a commentary about dogs by Rhonda Robinson looking for some mental health screening stuff. Perfect timing.

I Have A Dream

If anyone has a stop in Atlanta, time should definitely be spent at the Martin Luther King Memorial site. Sit for awhile in the little Ebenezer Baptist Church.  Take your kids through the museum to see scenes that should be remembered by all; the terrible and the awesome

 And when this happens, When we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"