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  1. gomergirl says:

    Thanks….. Still praying for you.

  2. Michael says:

    Thank you, gomergirl!

  3. Em ... again says:

    that cat!
    it is humbling to find that God is using a cat to so effectively get his points (sorry) across to us
    Michael, this is about the best one yet! i’m thinking of the verse about the foolishness of preaching and what God’s uses to “confound the wise” of this world

  4. So tough when the road to healing demands a degree of pain. And sometimes we have to back and face up the very thing that hurt us.

    Foxtails and ticks are a dog’s worst friend.

  5. @ #4

    It’s so true that weaker things in life are brimming with lessons for the supposed strong.

    If we are willing to listen.

    My handicapped son is so helpful in this way I may get a PhD.

  6. Erunner says:

    Thank you Michael.

    As a kid foxtails were everywhere and I always had them in my socks. I hated them! 🙂

    God bless you.

  7. Bob Sweat says:

    Amen! Thank you Michael for reminding me. The most difficult thing for me to do is accept God’s healing. Father’s Day is approaching and it has been a difficult day for me for 25 years.

  8. Michael says:

    Great stuff from everyone today…thanks to all.

  9. filbertz says:

    Paul, the Apostle, prayed three times that his foxtail be removed, yet God had a plan, a purpose, and peace to guard. How I wish my thorn was removable, but as you shared recently, the body will surround and a scar will form. Grace and peace will prevail in time.

  10. SJ says:

    Fox tails are much more gnarly in game/outdoors dogs. The can enter through the ear or between the toes…blood stream……dead dog. Guy at the dog park had his dog taken to the vet for raspy hacking. Had one removed from his dogs throat that had worked deeper.

    Took a 2×4 to the fence at the dog park and pushed all the fox tail weed over growth off the fence line so the dogs can’t pick at it. Evidently dogs like green seeds…..

  11. Josh the Baptist says:

    This thread reminds me why I keep showing up here. Thanks to all.

  12. Babylon's Dread says:

    That foxtail is a punk… the goat-head will impale you.

  13. Linnea says:

    Love this, Michael.

    Agree with Dread…the goat-head even looks like the devil:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tribulus_terrestris#/media/File:Trte_003_lhp.jpg

  14. Em ... again says:

    hmmm… goatheads and foxtails… more object lessons ?

    goatheads are like sins that are obvious, while foxtails are like evil, more insidious and more lethal… i had a Springer Spaniel as a kid that ran up quite a vet bill as SJ noted, one of those foxtails had worked its way from the pad of his foot up inside his leg and had to be surgically removed and treated for infection

  15. I too grew up with Springer Spaniels and they were constantly going to the vet to have fox tails removed from either their ears or between their toes. Even though my dad always checked them after a run in a field.

  16. CostcoCal says:

    LOL…our Goldendoodle went to the vet yesterday for foxtails up in his paw. Four of them! We were taught the lesson to always check up on him for foxtails daily or they will burrow deeper. Kind of like us confessing our sin to the Lord.

  17. London says:

    Absolutely agree with BD. Goat heads are way more devilish than a fox tail.

  18. Em ... again says:

    no, London, the devil is subtle and works his way in and creates a festering wound that you don’t even see until it has to be surgically removed lol

  19. Em ... again says:

    how is Miss Kitty’s eye doing now? she does trust Michael – oh how i wish i was that smart about my God

  20. Michael says:

    I just finished cleaning her up…she’s feeling a lot better. 😉

  21. Paige says:

    So good. Thank you….. Glad Miss Kitty is doing better…..

  22. Babylon's Dread says:

    Michael you do such a great job with these …

  23. Michael says:

    Thanks BD…thanks all.

    My hope is that these mini homilies encourage folks to keep their head up.
    God is good.

    Goodnight and have a great weekend, folks.

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