I had quite the adventure today. This little guy (a precious three legged beagle🐶) walked across the street in front of my car while I was on my way home 🏡 . He let me approach him and pet him❤️. With the help of a stranger shoveling snow and the Hamilton county humane society, Louie (or “Lucky” the name I gave him until I learned otherwise) made it home safe and sound.
I later from out from Louie’s family that he had been rescued the first time in an similar way. He lost his front left leg from abuse and neglect. Wondering alone and crossing the street as a puppy he found a kind a gentle stranger to love him whole and be his forever family.
I felt centered AF during this week’s Florida tour. No dairy or booze, daily meditation, and eating lots of veggies did the trick. Cheers to keeping healthy routines 🤘🏻✨ #feelingmyself#traveljunkie#homewardbound (art by @artist.kellyjoyladd 💖)
The shaking of God blows away multitudes like dry leaves.—Testimonies for the Church 4:89 (1876).LDE 180.1
Chaff like a cloud will be borne away on the wind, even from places where we see only floors of rich wheat.—Testimonies for the Church 5:81 (1882).LDE 180.2
Soon God’s people will be tested by fiery trials, and the great proportion of those who now appear to be genuine and true will prove to be base metal....LDE 180.3
When the religion of Christ is most held in contempt, when His law is most despised, then should our zeal be the warmest and our courage and firmness the most unflinching. To stand in defense of truth and righteousness when the majority forsake us, to fight the battles of the Lord when champions are few—this will be our test. At this time we must gather warmth from the coldness of others, courage from their cowardice, and loyalty from their treason.—Testimonies for the Church 5:136(1882). LDE 180.4
The church may appear as about to fall, but it does not fall. It remains, while the sinners in Zion will be sifted out—the chaff separated from the precious wheat. This is a terrible ordeal, but nevertheless it must take place.—Selected Messages 2:380 (1886).LDE 180.5
As the storm approaches, a large class who have professed faith in the third angel’s message, but have not been sanctified through obedience to the truth, abandon their position and join the ranks of the opposition.—The Great Controversy, 608 (1911). LDE 180.6
- Ellen G. White