Saturday, August 7, 2010

Questions to Ponder

A few months ago, I finally succumbed and allowed my daughter (grown and living with me) to get a puppy. It's been a rambunctious joy ride thus far. A little smelly at times, but Charlie Girl has brought much delight to Grandma's cottage.

I'm amazed at how tuned in she is to my daughter. She knows where Leslie is going before she even gets there.

If Leslie heads toward the kitchen table, Charlie dashes ahead and drapes herself across Leslie's chair. If Leslie heads toward the stairs, Charlie blazes the trail and parks on the step in front of her. She wants to be with her master as much as she possibly can.

Questions to Ponder:

Who is your master?

Do you spend hours surfing the internet, but can't find time for devotion?

Do you rush to check your e-mails, but rarely open your Bible?

Do you spend more time blogging than being still with your Maker?

Are you consumed with work, dawn til night?

Facebook? TV? Hobbies? Sports?

What is it that grips you and keeps you engaged every day?

Whatever it is, it's your master.
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Linking to Spiritual Sundays, where it's still legal to talk about God.


  1. Great post, sis. Sobering.

    Charlie girl is adorable.

  2. A very thought-provoking post. That is an adorable photo!

  3. This would be what I call a big neon finger pointing to the truth.

    Returning to my prayer chair to share it with God now.

    Thank you.

  4. Ouch!
    You sure can bring home a sobering thought.
    To the point, like it!

  5. Good post....Good point.

  6. Precious picture!

    And you are so right! Thank you.

  7. Gayle - last night I had no idea what I would post for Spiritual Sundays. This morning after readng your post, it reminded me of an incident that happened to me last summer (and of a story I began, but didn't finish). I so need to spend more time with Jesus and your post reminded me of that.


  8. These were my questions to ponder, you know, but if you embraced them as your own, I consider that a win win. :-)

  9. Love the picture. Great post. Great questions to ponder.

  10. Hi Gayle its Karen from
    love your post,, and i think i will print them out and hang them where i will see them during the day,,just to keep me on track..
    Thanks.. God Bless you and your family

  11. these are good questions. I see Him not as my master but as my Friend and all I want is to be close to Him like Charlie with your dgt.

  12. Hey Gayle.. so glad you came by to visit.. I will be adding your site to my list as well, so I know when you have a new post.. looking forward to becoming blogging buddies..
    Have a blessed weekend.. talk to ya again real soon..

  13. Great post. Pondering those questions even now.

    Linda J

  14. Lovely photo! Nice questions to reflect! Happy Weekend!

  15. These are questions that I need to ask myself. I use to blog daily about our home, garden recipes and I would read other blogs of the same for hours. I new it was wrong,with much prayer I decided to just blog for Spiritual Sundays, I have been so blessed to meet so many Godly women.
    Thank-you for this powerful post today.
    God Bless,

  16. These are excellent questions for every committed Christian blogger! Jesus must come first in my day or the early temptation to get on my computer will lead me astray every time!

  17. Wow..your questions are powerful, and eye opening. Great post...thank you for sharing this today.

  18. I agree with the above comments that say this is a great question to ponder. There are so many distractions in this world that it is easy to focus on things that are not all that important. Thank you for that reminder.

  19. I love questions such as yours ... tho' not always my answers. Thank you for this necessary reminder!

  20. These are thoughts that we need to keep in the mind at all times. It is too easy to get caught up in life's fast pace, hobbies, work, and even responsibilities.
    I am glad you enjoyed the pictures of the basilica.

    Before you started singing that day in the family car, were you not aware that you had vocal talent?

  21. Thanks for sharing those thoughts. Blessings ~

  22. I learn much from the dogs in our home. I think God gave them to us to teach us.

    Thanks for sharing.

  23. These are good things to think about and good questions to ask. Thanks.