Category: Devotional

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It was an important milestone in my recovery, a big deal to me emotionally. I had driven the few blocks to the convenience store by myself and I was going in for an ice-cold...

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The Best of the PhxP

Once a week we’ll feature articles from the past and from our books… A couple of months ago my moms cat Plato died after giving twenty years of companionship. The parting was that of...

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The Best of The PhxP

I have a theory… concerning spiritual dryness and times “in the desert”. There seems to be a large congregation among the cacti these days, and I will offer up a possible reason as well...

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TGIF

Smokey is not a “emotional support animal”. He’s more like a roommate or tenant. After years of having deep emotional connections to my cats, the one I have now is more like the clerk...

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I knew it would happen if I kept writing cat vignettes. I knew that the animal lovers would think they had found a kindred spirit who was also a preacher and they would write...

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TGIF

Smokey isn’t that into me. This is odd and disconcerting for me as all my other cats have become close personal friends and family members. I assumed that after Miss Kitty went to be...

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TGIF

I follow a number of cat aficionado groups on social media. While the content is usually pleasant pictures of peoples pets, there is a new trend I see. The polite term for it is...

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TGIF

For most of my life (and especially the last twenty years), cats have served as “emotional support animals” for me. In the last decade the dearly departed Chester and Miss Kitty weren’t just pets,...