Dogged Disciple



Matthew Murray has seen how a dog can open doors for the gospel.

John VandenOever September 1, 2022

Matthew Murray is a medical traveler, a healthcare professional who provides short-term staffing support to hospitals around the country. While he fills a crucial role for each facility he serves, his heart is set on people’s spiritual health. Lucy, a purebred black poodle, is Murray’s accomplice. The dog is tall, composed, and friendly, and her soft coat is cut in the traditional style—“with the puffs and all that stuff,” as Murray puts it. In no time, Lucy captures the interest of anyone coming down the street. And a compliment or question initiates conversation between two strangers.

Murray had Lucy trained as a certified therapy dog so she could be a missionary of sorts. But the poodle’s been therapeutic for Murray as well and has “opened [him] up to a whole group of people…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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