TGIF Replay: 2015

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  1. Linn says:

    i carried toxic anger toward a family member for years. Granted, a lot happened and I was hurt. But, the anger was consuming me and I was not aware of how bad the damage was. A friend came alongside, and we started taking apart my feelings. It couldn’t be extracted in one simple pull. Amazingly, we did the work-I forgave, not because I’m a great person, but because Jesus forgave me. It doesn’t mean that what was done to me was right (that was why I couldn’t forgive him), but anger begets anger, just like forgiveness begets forgiveness.

    I can now sit in a room with this person and, although I don’t like him that much, I can love him as another person in need of God’s love. Maybe I’ll grow enough someday to actually like him.

    Thanks for the post, Michael. We have foxtails where I live, but Felix has to be indoor only per the housing complex rules. That’s one adventure we get to skip. However, he is obsessed with rubber bands and I always have to be careful to keep them out of reach.

  2. Michael says:

    Linn,

    Thank you for the application…it fits well.

    I wish mine would stay indoors…Miss Kitty has gone on, but I have Smokey and two “strays” I have to groom every day…

  3. Nonnie says:

    We have 3 cats. Jimmy is a bengal mix and gets along with everyone. He can ornery, but is basically a nice guy. Cinder is a psycho, mentally ill cat who wants to be stroked one minute and viciously attacks the next. (I’ve ended up in the ER from her attack and on antibiotics and a Tetanaus shot) Finn, (also called “Fatty”} is a rescue cat from the Camp Fire back in 2018, and was burned and had to go through a lot of healing. She has to stay in the master bedroom because Cinder would kill her, if we let her out in the rest of the house. We have signs we put on the sliding glass door to the back patio to let everyone know that Finn is outside and don’t let Cinder out. We have to move quickly to get in and out of the bedroom so Cinder doesn’t sneak in and attack Finn. It’s a crazy life and yet we love each one of these cats and give each one of them the best life possible. I guess God made us this way to remind us that each one of us have our kookiness and He takes us right where we are.

  4. Michael says:

    Nonnie,

    We could have put your piece up instead of mine today…well said.
    I’d like to meet Cinder… 🙂

  5. Nonnie says:

    LOL! Cinder can be so sweet and then tear you apart, with no provocation. I confess, I am afraid of her, but I still stroke her and give her treats each morning. Finn, is so lovely. Just wants to be loved and fed. I think I am a Finn. 😊

  6. Michael says:

    I have scars all over my hands and arms because I enjoy meeting “difficult” cats…usually cats like that have one person they adore and hate everybody else.

    None of the ones I feed are mean thank goodness, just weird.

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