What do you think of when someone mentions security. I suppose that question falls into a different light if you live in a big city teeming with people that don’t all have the best of intent in their heart. Fortunately I live away from that experience, in a town nestled in the mountains of Virginia. Most everyone where I live knows each other and has for decades.
I though about writing about the eternal security I have in Christ since I accepted Him into my life over three decades ago. That is definitely one of the most important events in my mortal life and I write about it frequently on my faith-based blog Living the J.O.Y Principle, so I will let that be the way for now.
Recently I added another post to my Dogs of My Life series, about the dogs I have enjoyed in my life from a child until now. I had to briefly stop the series because I was determined to post about the dogs in the order they affected my life and I could not find the photo I will share below.
Louie was a Lemon Beagle that patrolled Alpine Acres, our 3.25 acre spread for about 8 years, making rabbits and groundhogs as well as any other critter very scarce. We love to garden, but without a dog like Louie it is very challenging to have a successful experience. You will notice the timestamp on the photo is 2006. It wasn’t but a few weeks after the photo that Louie met his end trying to battle a car. We have had two dogs since then, but neither is the kind of predator countering canine as Louie.
As a result our gardening efforts have suffered. So this year we approached the problem in a different way, opting to construct a better solution. In truth there is more than just security involved in the new design. As hard as I try I cannot seem to avoid getting older and more stiff. Bending over to weed and pick beans is getting harder every year without back pain. The hope is that making a raised bed will alleviate some of that strain as well.
I am willing to bet I am the only respondent to this post that is writing about his bean crop. That is okay, everyone has their priorities and eating some home-grown vegetables is one of mine. Happy reading!