This little guy’s name is Cody, and he loves taking walks. It’s like a new adventure for him every single day.

My husband and I walk each morning around our property. We live on seventy acres, so we have our walking trail mapped out through the pasture in front of our house, into the woods, past the stock tank near the woods, and then across the back pasture to the house.

Even though we walk the same path every day, (sometimes twice in a day), it’s like a brand-new experience every time for Cody.

He has recently discovered some abandoned gopher mounds on our property and he loves to dig in hopes of discovering one of those furry little creatures that used to live there.

Don’t worry, so far the score is the gophers 100—Cody 0. It’s a game to him, but he does it with the persistence of someone who is certainly going to achieve their goal one day, (or probably not in this case).

I think Cody is one of the best examples of how to live each day. Be persistent. Life is filled with challenges. We all have our gopher mounds where we feel as if no matter how hard we try, we can’t overcome. But if we get up each day, and approach that mound with the same determination as Cody, with God’s help, all things are possible.  

In 2 Timothy 4:7–8, Paul says, I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing.   

Continue to fight the good fight. Finish the course. Keep the faith. Like Cody, be persistent. You will get through it.

All the best,

Mary Alford

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