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  1. Paige says:

    Lovely. SO TRUE~such a great illustration.

    How dreadfully we forget that apart from the Lord Jesus, we are scoundrels just like the ‘worst of the worst out there”….
    It’s still a level playing field.
    For all have sinned and fallen short….

    Our Savior said that “all men will know you are My disciples by your love, one for another”..

  2. London says:

    I have a new Chester in my life too.
    Thanks for writing this.

  3. The Dude says:

    Right on illustration….much appreciated.

  4. Jtk says:



  5. Jtk says:

    Michael FTW

  6. Cash says:


    Thanks for another great one. “She would know that abuse and abandonment creates cats that don’t act right.” People too.

  7. Michael says:

    Thanks, all… 🙂

  8. Nonnie says:

    “There’s no cat more cruel than one who forgets where they were found, no cat more selfish than one that pretends it arrived without help.”

    God help us to never forget.

  9. Cash says:

    Oh and I forgot to thank you for teaching me a new word: “Gauche” is a great word. 🙂

  10. Em ... again says:

    i’m beginning to understand grace (God’s) much better thru these TGIFs

  11. Ms, ODM says:

    I just love cat theology.

  12. Pam Kulwiec says:

    Oh Miss Kitty! The things we learn from you. Looking forward to your new adventures with Chester.

  13. Owen says:


    It always makes me wonder when you say “make your own application”, when usually you’ve pretty much nailed the application.. 😉

    There’s a song by Steven Curtis Chapman, titled “Remember your Chains”, that sums it up for me:

    “So remember your chains, remember the prison that once held you,
    before the love of God broke through”
    “Remember the place you were without grace,
    when you see where you are now.
    “Remember your chains, and remember your chains are gone.”

  14. surfer51 says:

    Darn drug dealers next door, and the ones across the street…

    What scum…what low life…and their customers too.

    (Guess I’ll check Phoenix Preacher)

    Oh man…Chester…conviction.

    Chester looks like a big boy.

    He just won the kitty lottery!

    Of course,as any good Calvinist will attest, it is a match made in heaven.

    Just knowing that brings real peace and contentment into the situation.

    Now if only Miss Kitty would understand like her human does.

  15. surfer51 says:


    Check this out.

    People name their business after gauche.


    Actually the way they are using it the meaning completely changes to “Left Bank” which is on the River Seine in Paris.

    Gauche, from smebb scudge to Parisian left bank elegance.

    Somehow there is an application here but it is not one of my skill sets.

    Like Owen says, Michael nails it.

  16. mk says:

    Beautifully written, Michael…felt like I was right there observing the entire scenario. You’ve got a great way of putting pen to paper. 🙂

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