Friday, March 8, 2013
Have you heard of Canine Angels? If not, check out their website. http://www.canineangelsservicedogs.org/
Saving dogs to serve disabled veterans
Every year, at least 3 million animals are put to death in shelters. And every day, 18 American military heroes take their own lives. These nightmares aren’t going away.
Until they do, Canine Angels’ mission is to rescue dogs from shelters and prepare them to serve disabled veterans and first responders.
Rick Kaplan, our nonprofit’s founder and president, has been training working service dogs for the people with disabilities for more than 20 years. He has trained dogs to assist those with hearing disabilities, seizures and PTSD, as well as stability andmobility issues. Working with his two personal chocolate Labrador service dogs, Fred & Ginger, Rick perfected his unique method of modifying canine behavior to connect with their natural instincts and achieve breakthrough training results in the least possible time. His deep appreciation for veterans and the sacrifices they’ve made for our safety andfreedom led to the founding in 2011 of Canine Angels, nonprofit public-benefit corporation.
Canine Angels’ mission has three primary goals:
- To rescue dogs that have been discarded by their
owners and sentenced to overcrowded shelters.
- To socialize and train the companion animals to serve
disabled American veterans and first responders to help
them regain meaningful civilian lives.
- To educate the public about the Americans With Disabilities
Act, so that legitimate service dog teams will never encounter the humiliation of being turned away from public venues, where federal law protects their access rights.
Just recently have I become a part of helping with this program... I first heard of them when they were in my neighbor with a veteran.. I was super happy to see a large number of service dogs in my neighbor hood, which gave me a chance to use my new camera.. I took tons of shoots and ever since I have been evolved with this group. Just recently I foster one of there service dog in training for about a week. It was a BLAST!
I look forward to keeping your guys updated on this group and will be giving you all some wonderful photos of my journey with this group and random photos :D
|Just part of the pack that was there!... So well behaved!|
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Theology 101 in Bite-Size Pieces: A Bird's Eye View of the Riches of Divine Grace
By Judy Azar LeBlanc (Author)
The word theology tends to lead people to think that it is only meant for seminarian scholars; however, the word speaks for itself by the sole definition meaning "the study of God's Word." This book takes a fresh look at God's Power, Character, Love, Nature, and what the finished work of Christ meant to the world in bite size portions. It offers scripturally based truths of some of the riches of His Divine Grace that include answers to thought provoking questions such as what is predestination; who are the chosen; the called, and the elect. The author uses everyday language to explain what it means to be justified, reconciled, forgiven, and offers a clear explanation of why practicing merited grace contradicts Christ's finished work on the cross.
This book will be excellent for a new Christian or someone just learning about Theology. For the most part I knew everything that the author talked about, but it did clear up some of the questions I had, but not really brought any questions to my brain. I liked that they included many verses in this book to the bible, but the only thing I did not like was that they refers to others books. This is something I don't like, but there were not that many, just a few here and there. Over all, this book would be perfect to new Christians or students.
*Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book exchange for honest my review of the book. This does not reflect on my review. The opinions in this post are my own.
Monday, February 4, 2013
Monday, October 8, 2012
Through her books speaking engagements (Including the Extraordinary Women conferences), and radio, 21- year old Megan Clinton has shared her spiritual journey with candor and impressive insight, helping young women everywhere realize God's love and care for them.
In this devotional packed with her own journal entries, stories of everyday life, and solid biblical application, Megan speaks as one friend to another. She writes about real issues, real ife, and a real faith. In each of these 90 short devotions, she shares from her hear heart on topics every girl deals with, including...
- beauty and body image
- crazy emotions and how to handle them
- guys, reltionships, and drama
- learning to be totally God's in everyday life.