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  1. jbirnbaum76 says:

    Your cat stories get me every time!

  2. Jean says:

    How C.S. Lewis of you 🙂

  3. Michael says:

    I probably enjoy writing these more than the other stuff I write…but I get more negative feedback from them than what we do the rest of the week.
    People mock them a lot, but as long as some folks find them worthwhile and I’ve still got a cat, they’ll keep coming.

  4. Linda Pappas says:


    Awesome!! Reminds me of the book of Hosea.

  5. Michael says:

    Thank you, Linda!

  6. Xenia says:

    Get a dog.

  7. Michael says:


    I’ll stick with cats…less mess.

  8. Jean says:

    Now your cat story has just reminded me of the iconic Fleetwood Mac song: “Thunder only happens when it’s raining; players only love you when they’re playing.” Those lyrics probably have nothing to do with the theme of your story.

  9. Michael says:

    Now that song will be in my head all day… 🙂

  10. Nonnie says:

    Beautiful, beautiful , beautiful !

  11. Michael says:

    Thank you, Nonnie!

  12. AA says:

    I like the cat stories & the lessons there in, keep ’em coming.

  13. Michael says:

    Thank you, AA…I will try to keep Miss Kitty motivated. 🙂

  14. Paige says:

    Amen. Indeed. As a cat lady, I say Amen!

    Great illustration of unconditional love and unending grace…

    Just as with people, not all cats are such ‘whores’…. but I truly see some wonderful lessons on love, one sided and two sided from my cats. Yes really. We have two hand raised orphans who are amazingly affectionate…. On the other hand, we have a half Bengal who takes advantage of us and thinks she’s doing us a favor.

    Dogs have owners. Cats have staff. So be it.

  15. Lydia says:

    i don’t have a cat but I can certainly act like one sometimes. Well written. Thank you.

  16. brian says:

    I have a cat, it bit my mom twice and if she would have reported the second time the cat may well have been put down. My mom died a horrid death over a long illness, I agree we all have it coming and twice on Sunday but it still affects me, it should not but it does. I get that. This ten pound tailest cat with bright eyes stays near me, She does not want to go outside as she has a wild kingdom in the mobile home. She got out a few times and I went after her and got her to come back because of the traffic in my area cats dont do too well on their own. I will admit I have found comfort in Mimsy, the cat I live with, I admit that is pathetic, emotionalistic and I am a piece of crap for finding comfort in that or in anything else. True Christians should never need comfort. I get that, well actually I dont but it has been made clear.

    Mimsy hangs out near at times where my mother’s ashes are. I have not been able to bury her like a good son would have. Trust me I believe I am a piece of crap on this one but economics is economics and it always will be. That is one point I do get. So I hold onto this home for the cat to some perspective and for the memories, I agree that is pathetic and disgusting, I get that to. Personally I just want a place to live, serve God and when time comes die in peace, I agree that is unreasonable but I wish it was.

  17. Jtk says:

    (Too soon? That’s a phrase I wanna redeem)

    I can’t BELIEVE I keep listening to CAT sermons….#signsofppaddiction

  18. The Dude says:

    Must be nice to be a cat…do what ever you want and and receive all kinds of unconditional loving.

  19. EyesOpenedHeartBroken says:

    You couldn’t have told a more beautiful story of God, Jesus, and us ridiculous little felines. Well done sir, well done.

  20. Elena says:

    I totally agree with EyesOpenedHeartBroken… A great reminder of who I am…

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