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  1. Paige says:

    A-men! Beautiful…. So true and we are walking that path with our cat Rocky at this moment as well. I KNOW that God provides and will somehow provide again.

    Like you, we also see lessons from God as we care for the lives of our cats, who at this stage of our lives are, our “kids”. I can’t stand the suffering and I dread the loss.

    I read the Book of Daniel this week, and the chapter 2 story of the fiery furnace. We all know that story and the usual sermon conclusion that He is IN the furnace with us. As I look back on my own life and ‘fiery’ times, I see that while He did not keep me out of the giant trials or suffering, He was with me IN the fires, and His Presence is the ultimate provision.

  2. Michael says:

    Amen, Paige…and we’re praying for Rocky to recover fully as well!

  3. Paige says:

    Thank you…. he has quite a fan club…as does Miss Kitty…

  4. Em says:

    Amen… Amen indeeed ! ! !

  5. Em says:

    I want to be like my daughter’s horse. The other day when the cougar screamed on the hill right behind her paddock, she wanted to come out of there with me. When i said no and pushed her back from the gate – she wheeled around and stood with her tail to me. I said, “i’m sorry Gracie. You just can’ t come with me.” She then turned around and gave me horse kisses. I’d swear she understood my words. I pray that i kiss the God Who says no to me, too. …

  6. Paige says:

    Em, that is lovely…. How I wish our animals could converse with us in a known language! I guess the communication with them is a lot like Faith and communicating with God, Whom we cannot see or usually hear… we talk, but don’t really hear back… and have to look at ‘symptoms’ and circumstances to discern His guidance…. another lesson from the animal kingdom.

  7. Xenia says:

    We just got back from a short post-Christmas vacation and the pup spent a few nights in the dog hotel. We just picked her up a few hours ago and her whole body language- stiff-legged and not looking me in the eye- says she’s holding a grudge. Mr. Noodles, (cat) who stayed home, gave me a kiss when he saw me. Mrs. Rabbit must have been afraid we’d never come back because she hoarded her food and barely ate anything. Chickens: squawking happily, nothing to report there.

    I had a pastor who said, in the course of a sermon, that animals don’t have emotions. The whole congregation laughed at him.

    Animals are a consolation from God.

  8. pslady says:

    Thank you again Michael for a great “make your own application”.
    Animals can teach us so much & they truly are a gift from a loving Heavenly Father!

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