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6721 Jonestown Rd
Harrisburg, PA, 17112
United States


We are a Southern Baptist Church, by affiliation.  We cooperate with, and are part of a larger denomination. East Shore Baptist Church (ESBC) is an independent church, which truly believes in God’s Word, the Bible, as the sole source of faith and practice.

Heads or Tails with Jean Harrison

After joining a group of women at church in doing an online devotional called "Good Morning Girls", where the women take a passage of Scripture and "S.O.A.P." it (Scripture-Observation-Application-Prayer) Jean found herself thinking through Scripture and it's application to life in her walks with her new puppy, Buddy. Here are some of her musings...

 Explode............Or not?

David Jostenski

  This morning I was reading 1 Thessalonians 5:12-18 with the Good Morning Girls and just began to write my observations about the Scriptures when the troubles began and grew.  Buddy was in a hurry to go outside; potty I thought.  Hauled on winter coat plus boots and went outside to discover he just wanted to sniff the 30 degree air.  We came in and 30 minutes later, he is earnestly pressing to go out again.  Same deal.......sniff, sniff.  

    In the meantime, Brian comes down from his shower and informs me that his deodorant exploded (how does stick deodorant explode?) and there probably is small bits of it on the bathroom floor.  A small growl starts in my throat, but I stifle it.  Brian leaves in a hurry to make hospital visits.  

    Back to Buddy, and 45 minutes after his last outing.  He seems to be in a panic to go outside.  I relent and take him out......more of the blasted sniffing the air and no potty.  By the way, our son Ben thinks he is the Dog Whisperer because when he takes Buddy out, the puppy gets right down to business and it's all over in 30 seconds.  So we keep asking Ben with plaintive voices "can you take the dog out"?

    I decide I've had enough of puppy shenanigans and put him in his crate and get ready to shower.  My first thought looking at the bathroom floor is "this isn't so bad".  Looking in wrong place!  Deodorant chunks are all over the other 3/4's of the floor :(

    Once in the shower I remember 1 Thessalonians 5:18 "in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you".  So I begin thanking God that Ben and I don't use exploding deodorants.  Thank Him that the third time out Buddy had the decency to look back at me contritely with his ears laid back.  Thanking God that I had hot water and plenty of it.  All in all, I had many, many things to thank my awesome LORD for this morning.