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Stephanie Bryant is the co-founder of @incourage and a podcaster at the #JesusLedAdventurePodcast. She owns a Marketing & Business Coaching company. She is passionate about guiding you to your promised land and personal brand therapy. She enjoys spending her days with her husband and their miracle daughter, Gabrielle, on #BryantFamilyFarm....

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  1. Yes! Designed to breathe while jaws are clamped shut on the desired object! May His truth always be our most prized possession & our grip never fail. Thank you for sharing this vivid picture of pursuing God’s truth especially when we’re weary & finding it hard to breathe. Bless you!

  2. Thank you Stephanie for your sweet message this on this wet, dreary, Sunday morning. Yes, I do believe in the midst of all our troubles ( I myself and family members have been dealing with illness) and my 7 year old grandson decided to swallow a nickel yesterday, I guess he thought he was a living piggy bank! Yet, in spite of it all we hold on to all of God’s promises. We are weary, yet we know that he promise to see us through it all. Big and small… His truth is the the way, the truth and the light! And I hold fast to that knowledge and keep it close to my heart. Without him we are lost sheep, but together we are a pack of “bulldogs” clamping down and holding steadfast. Blessings to all and Thank you again for the beautiful reminder.

  3. Thank you, Stephanie. This touched my heart so dearly. Amazing how this is the message I need to hear. I need to be tenacious and really believe God has a plan and an answer.

  4. Stephanie, you have no idea how much I needed this reminder today. I, too, had the nickname “bulldog” in my life. My life has become overrun with one gut punch after another and some days I remind myself that I may be so weary that I’ve let go but God never lets go of my hand.

  5. Staphine thank you for what you shared. I believe we are Daughter’s of the king of kings that is Jesus. We are all God’s Children. Yes let’s me like a Bulldog. Or any Dog for that reason. As when you play tag with a dog. Pulling a special rope for dogs in there mouth. You pull on end the dog holding the other they don’t let go that easily. They sometimes don’t let go at all. You can pull with all your might. But that grip is so strong. You could let go. Like with God we have to have a grip so strong in him. Know he his holding us up. Will not let go of us that his grip is like that of the dog with a special dog rope. God holds us so tightly. So we know no matter what happens in our lives. Good or bad or not so good. We can go God in prayer. Through his Holy Spirit he will keep our hearts strong to stay close to him. That we don’t ask questions were is God in this he is there. Holding on to us tightly. Helping us through what ever it is we are going through. So as we will not sink. The Devil whisper in our ear were is your God now. You be able to tell Satan that you God is holding you tightly like the dog a his special dog rope. That he will not let go of. So as you don’t slip or fall. In the despare of it all. If it something bad or something not so bad. God if we go him in Prayer. He will tell us through the Holy Spirit. What to do. I found that in my own life with different things. God has never left me and he has held tightly. So I wouldn’t fall. God does this all because he love us. Even when I going through that not so good thing. Like the time years ago. When I used to take the seziures. I fell down the stairs a couple of times. I would have questioned God. Why me to take seizures.To do with my hormones to do with my periods going up the left. Then I when fell down the stairs. I remember not breaking a bone. But might have had few bruise. But looking by at it all now. God hand was with me tightly. Like the dog and his dog rope holding it tightly. God was Holding me tightly so I didn’t break and bones in the seizures that made me fall down the stairs. God was good. Keeping you all in prayer incourage. Thank you Staphine for what you shared today. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little xx

  6. Stephanie,

    It is through trials the we strengthen our faith & trust muscles. We doggedly cling to God & His promises. Knowing in our hearts that this may be our only hope. I learned this the hard way. Five years ago I had to put my dad in geriatric psych hospital. Needless to say I was scared & nervous. God graciously got me through that long month. He sent friends to pray for & comfort me. Now I’m ready for just about any trial. Fast forward five years. I am facing yet another “big” trial. For the second time in two years they have closed my unit (hospital) due to staffing. This time is a bit worse than the first one as we don’t have a permanent nurse manager. Add to that co-workers are leaving the floor & hospital in record numbers. Not sure if they will reopen my unit anytime soon. I know deep in my heart that this to shall pass. God will provide another good job somewhere. For now I’m going to be a bulldog tenaciously holding onto God & His promises.
    Blessings 🙂

  7. I’m sorry that you are facing a season of challenge after challenge. Thank you for sharing with us of the importance of being tenacious. Your post reminds me of the line spoken by the talking badger, Trufflehunter, in the C.S. Lewis’ book Prince Caspian. He is facing difficult circumstances and told that he should give up – that he is foolish to stay loyal to his king. In response he says, “I’m a badger. We don’t change. We hold on.” Ultimately he is one of the heroes because he stood firm in his faith.
    Just like you.

  8. I really needed to read this. It is so true all of it. Life can be difficult and we don’t always get the answers we want right away. We should never give up though like the bulldogs and keep praying for what we need. God is good. !!!!