Lyndal Shadel, Potato Valley, PA


When I walk my two dogs and observe their behavior, it’s amazing that Wally, the Jack Russell terrier, thinks he has no limitations—even though he measures only a foot high at his back compared to Charlie, the Border collie, who stands at least two feet high. He has a “big dog attitude” as he tries to keep up with Charlie chasing deer and even once a bear. Wally doesn’t know better; he just believes he can and tries.


What about me? What have I left undone because I had the “I can’t” attitude? Can it be as simple as remembering that I shouldn’t limit God by looking at opportunities through the eyes of what I think I can accomplish alone?

Deer in the Woods