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  1. JD says:

    Thank you for this word of encouragement.

  2. John 20:29 says:

    this is a great ponder and, i guess, welcome to the wonderful world of litter boxes ?

  3. John 20:29 says:

    God emptied His bank account… ? … yes, He did… the debt collector took the life of God the Son and the price was paid in full … yes, a great ponder and a great joy to think on in light of the dire straights the nation is in at the moment…

  4. dusty says:

    Great news big brother! Praising God with you.

  5. Michael says:

    Thanks, everyone…off to another doctors appointment…

  6. dusty says:

    praying for you today Michael…

  7. Xenia says:

    I am glad you have Chester back.

    I don’t believe anything pound people tell me. They told me Mr. Noodles was a girl.

  8. Josh the Baptist says:

    Maybe Mr. Noodles is gender nonbinary.

  9. AA says:

    Welcome back home Chester, thanks for the TGIF Michael.

    I second Xenis’s observation on the pound. Years ago they told us a doggie was just a few years old. In 2 years she started to turn grey & go blind.

  10. AA says:

    That’s funny Josh!

  11. filbertz says:

    “…your friends have been calling him too…”

    May we be faithful in that endeavor.

  12. Ted Kijeski says:

    Why was having an indoor cat a deal-breaker?

  13. David H says:

    Great and small we have to take care of our own.

    Not to get overly political, but this week was rough. I teach in a very latino school district in So Cal. The DACA decision was a gut punch. My continuation high school students already feel beat down by the system. One boy asked me, “Why do they hate us?” I’m heartbroken. Just saying they’re racists, or bigots, doesn’t answer the question.

    My district won’t abandon our kids, and I’m proud of that.

  14. Michael says:


    I live in a very small space and Chester and my other cats are all former strays who are used to going in and out all the time.

    Now, I have to get up three times a night to let Miss Kitty in and out…and this catbox thing is rough. 🙂

  15. Jtk says:

    Why are my eyes all watery?

    …must be because I’m allergic to cats…

    You write someone who is been through some stuff Michael

  16. John 20:29 says:

    I’m here to say that I have three daughters and none of them married a man with as much heart and character as this Michael has… where were you 30 years ago, Michael? ?

  17. Michael says:


    You’re too kind.
    Thirty years ago i was probably drunk…your daughters did well to avoid me. 🙂

  18. Michael says:

    For those keeping score…

    My kidney stones are gone, the gallbladder is out, and the cats are home.

    Thank you for your prayers…

  19. John 20:29 says:

    #17 Michzel, it is the measure of a man – IMHO – that he can respond to God, repent and move on…
    Now let’s see how you respond to the litter box… LOL…

    Thanking God for the good health report, but take it slow now, nevertheless

  20. Lin says:

    I knew you would bring him home! Hooray! Thank you, Lord, for answered prayer.

  21. Owen says:

    Michael, all of it is fabulous news, the score couldn’t be better!

    And I daresay, Chester knows his redeemer lives, too!

  22. Paige says:

    Absolutely LOVE this real life sermon illustration…. Welcome Home, Chester…

  23. mk says:

    So happy this hear this news about Chester and your health! Wonderful!

  24. Truth Lover says:

    Michael, I would think getting up 3 times a night to let your cats outside is much more of a burden than having a cat box where you DON’T have to do that! You’ll get more solid sleep and feel refreshed in the morning. Just get two cat boxes and maybe all the cats will learn to use it and let you sleep.

  25. Jean says:

    I don’t know anything about cats, but if dogs can be referenced as a precedent, then if you feed them at 5 and cut off water at 7, then if you let them out before bed around 9:30 – 10:00 pm, they should be good until at least around 6:00 am the next morning.

  26. John 20:29 says:

    Another suggestion to add to the list… A dog kennel of some sort to sequester Chester at night would eliminate the need to lock poor Miss Kitty inside

  27. Captain Kevin says:


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