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  1. Lin says:

    I am sorry for you both. I was there very recently and I did the best I could for my cat. Its painful but I know I took the best care of the best cat. God was so good and brought us to the vet right on the money. Even though I left without her, I left praising him. God will care for you both.

  2. Michael says:

    Lin,

    Thank you…very sorry for your loss.
    It has been impressed on me that we are under the same constant care that we give our pets when they are ill…loved with an even greater love.

  3. JoelG says:

    I hope you have local family and friends to be present help for you there. Take an internet break once in a while. I will pray for you. God is with us in our depression and will see you though. Peace brother.

  4. Michael says:

    JoelG,

    Thanks…we’re ok.
    I wrote this when I was carrying the cat to the back yard and realized that as I was carrying Miss Kitty, He was carrying me…

  5. JoelG says:

    Amen

  6. Paige says:

    Amen. I love this…..God’s lessons of love are all around when we have eyes to see, ears to hear, spirit to understand….Thank you my friend. Hope Miss Kitty continues to heal so you two have many more years together..

  7. gomergirl says:

    I love this, and I love your tender heart that sees beyond the tangible world of doom and gloom that we inhabit. You know I love my girls and I totally get it.
    I am praying for healing for you both. And I bought some stuff on Amazon yesterday. Hope it helps.
    Peace brother and sister.

  8. dustmyblues says:

    This makes me think of the severity of God’s grace and mercy in our lives. I can look back over the most painful times in my life and see God’s hand in the midst of it, many times inflicting more pain by withholding things I thought were best for me but He knew better.

    Things that even now I sometimes wish I had been given even knowing they would have surely caused my spiritual demise. We are a sick, sick people. Sick with sin. I am glad that God’s mercy is sometimes severe in order to bring healing to our lives. I haven’t always been glad about this. And probably later today I will forget this again because I’m a fickle creature. I have chafed against it and even gotten angry with God over it.

    It also makes me think of the true heart of God, His kindness that never abates, even though, again, we can’t comprehend it. Yet there is a little part of us, when we slow down enough to hear, we realize that the Caregiver is loving us and helping us.

    Thanks, Michael and Miss Kitty for bringing these thoughts to me. It helps me remember that everything God does, or doesn’t do, He does out of love for us, and many times we just are not able to comprehend the depth of His kindness and mercy.

  9. Judy says:

    Michael: I’m sorry that Miss Kitty is suffering, and you along with her. I will pray for you both!

  10. Michael says:

    Thanks, all…this is the day when I hope I can communicate something of the love and grace of God to the readers instead of our normal fare.

    Missy and I are having a better day…she’s eating well and we took a little walk around the yard until she needed to stop.

  11. Ms. ODM says:

    You need a wife.

  12. Michael says:

    Only if she’s a veterinarian… 🙂

  13. Ms. ODM says:

    You need to reach cat-lovers Michael. I envisoin your cat stories in a pictorial table-book for cat-lovers – a different cat pic on each story. Call the book “The Gospel According to Cats” and market it for Chistmas presents. If you could find the right publisher and marketing– your scraping for caring for your cat would be over. You don’t know how unique your angle really is,

  14. Michael says:

    Ms. ODM,

    That’s very kind of you to say.

    Starting on Sunday we are releasing three volumes of these writings…Vol 1 on the 15th, Vol 2 on the 1st and Volume 3 on the 15th of December.

    Not all cats, but hopefully enough…

  15. Ms. ODM says:

    I still think the cat-lover angle would see big – pray about it – you could attend the next Christian booksellers conference and present your idea to major publishers attending – just go booth to booth. But you might have thought of that already — I just think ;cats; sell more books than theology

  16. Michael says:

    I’ll pray about it and show EricL who is publishing these.
    Cat food isn’t cheap.. 🙂

  17. Nonnie says:

    I believe Mrs. ODM is on to something with the coffee table cat book. Or a less expensive version could be a little paperback devotional for bathroom reading. “Kitty Litters.”

  18. Michael says:

    I may end up owing Nonnie royalties for that name… 🙂

  19. Josh the Baptist says:

    I don’t know how you keep squeezing spiritual lessons out of these cats…but this is a good one.

    Man, it was expensive to Him.

  20. Michael says:

    Thanks, Josh.
    Unfortunately for those who hate these, I’ve learned more that’s coming in future installments… 🙂

  21. Josh the Baptist says:

    I use to roll my eyes at them. Thought it was a gimmick.

    Now I’m learning the Lord speaks to you through these things. I’ll listen.

  22. Michael says:

    Josh,

    I truly appreciate the honesty.
    What I’ve discovered is that I learned doctrine from the Scriptures, but met Jesus in life.
    It was through the cats and kids, etc that it became applied theology.

    These aren’t going to be everybodys cup of tea, but I do hope they encourage people who read them.

  23. Em says:

    Miss Kitty’s previous career was as a saloon proprietor on “Gunsmoke” and, in some ways Michael is the sheriff in this town, eh? … guess that’s a reach, but it did just dawn on me that there had been another somewhat famous “Miss Kitty”

  24. Em says:

    “Some would have said, “she’s just a cat”.

    Cats are disposable like empty bottles…when they are finished you just get another one”

    those “somes” missed God’s declaration that He knows when even a little old sparrow falls…

    but there are more suffering and confused creatures out there – from mankind on down to the lone quail huddling in our backyard the other cold morning – they don’t do well alone at this time of year – how to comfort that little thing with the question mark on the top of his head… God sees

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