The Longing Within
The Longing Within

The Longing Within

American Bully dog and his human praying together
King and Donnie praying

For me this is a beautiful week as we celebrate Passion week in my faith.

This last year has been super hard for me. LOL I was just telling my good friend Kathy in a message that it’s been a rough THREE years….so much loss of loved ones, my beloved dog Schatzie, a hard-earned business (online school) I built with my colleague, and friendships I never thought would end.

And yet. And still…I have Him. Jesus. To me He is the MOST beautiful thing there is. So with eyes firmly upon Him I move forward. He is my All. He ought to have been all along but I incorporated Him in for so many years rather than surrender my entire life to Him. In the face of so much loss and adversity, He is still there. Waiting. And eager to dance with me into eternity.

So there the loss is as Paul said in scripture, but light affliction for the joy coming!

This is our dog, King. An American Bully. This was when we first got him in 2013 and he was only 13 months old. He came into the bedroom when Donnie was praying and did this. I happened to walk in and snuck a photo. This special time of private prayer captured.

We got him 4 months before we got Schatzie. He has been my husband’s sidekick since day one. He longs for Donnie even if Donnie is only out in the front yard. He yearns for him. He’s so satisfied when he’s with him…

Then it dawned on me just this morning, this is how it MUST be with me and God…to long for Him even when I know He’s right there. To know He never leaves or forsakes me.

THE Most beautiful thing in the world that I love!

Until next time…

Have a pawsitively, tail waggin’, NATUROPATHICALLY healthy, Jesus-filled day!

PHOTO ATTRIBUTION: Dr. Kim’s American Bully King and her husband Donnie. ©Copyright 2013 All Rights Reserved.




Kim Bloomer, V.N.D., N.D. is an animal naturopath as well as being certified in small animal nutrition, with years of experience in animal wellness. Dr. Kim is a published author, writer, blogger, host of the DOGgone Truth podcast. Dr. Kim offers Animal Naturopathy Mentoring and Courses. Subscribe to her DOGgone Newsletter for updates or to her blog via email. Copyright ©2005-2024 Aspenbloom Pet Care, Dr. Kim Bloomer, All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reproduced in any form without the written consent of the Author/Publisher. This article is intended to be educational. However, it is not intended to be a substitute for diagnosis or treatment from a qualified animal health professional. Dr. Kim Bloomer and Aspenbloom Pet Care, do not assume any legal responsibility for misuse of the products discussed in this article. The only essential oils referenced on this website are Young Living.