Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The True Tragedy of Somalia

Today, we've been thinking and praying about the missionaries and their friends who were killed on their boat by Somalian pirates. If only those pirates had understood that they had found the greatest treasure they could ever find. Those Bibles now have the blood of true martyrs on them. They are, and always have been, priceless.

It comes down to the truth about which god you are going to serve; Mammon/Power or the God of the Peoples of the Book. It is time for ALL PEOPLES to ask this question in regards to their lives and their actions.

Why money? We can't eat it. For guns? We can't eat those either. Why is it so hard to share food and medicines with those who need it? Because of greedy people which brings us back to money. The co-evil I see with money is power.

It's generally my nature to be willing to share my food, water and toys with other dogs. I know dogs, however, who are greedy bullies who don't care about others. I like Slim Jims just as much as the next dog, but they are not worth causing someone pain or death for. Am I getting through? So many people dismiss their animal friends as soulless and dim witted, when they could learn so much from us. We can forgive almost anything. We are loyal whether you have money and power or not. We are the ones you cry with, laugh with and share your innermost feelings with. So would you please LISTEN???

It seems an impossible task to rid the universe of these twin demons (money and power) through prayer and example. But if each ONE of us is willing to pray, and examine our own lives to see who it is that we are really serving and worshiping...if it turns out to be God, then God says He will listen to our prayers and answer them. If I, a dog, can talk to Him, you can too. If you need help getting started you can email me, or contact me on Face Book.

God bless and pray today like never before. Ciao for now. Missy Mutt


Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Humans can be surprisingly sensitive.

Cathy got up this morning "bright-eyed and bushy-tailed" ready to dig in and get some housework done. Dave called her and asked her to go online to get some info for him. When Cathy checked her inbox it was full of emails about her sister who isn't doing well, and she went back to bed!

Humans seem so tough to us dogs, sometimes,but it's fake. They are almost as sensitive as the rest of us. With lots of coaching from us four four-leggeds (plus Ruff, the cat) we got her back on track. She's grieving for her oldest sister who has beginning stage alzheimer's. What a horrible, horrible disease.

So, I'm busy praying for the whole family. Will you please join me?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Running Free

It's July already! I can tell by how hot it is when we get in the car. As my job dictates, I went with Dave and Cathy when they played golf last night. I love being able to run free and fast, just for the pure joy of it. Going to the hospital to visit sick people reminds me how lucky I am. I wish I could tell them I run for them too. There's so much going on in the world that sometimes we just have to get out there and run free. That's how God designed us. I don't see many humans do it though. Horses know how. Some of the most fun times I've had were with horses, back when Cathy and Dave still rode them. Even more fun was when they were loose in the pasture (the horses, not Cathy and Dave) and they would kick up their heels and I would chase them. I always got in trouble for that though, never could understand why...being free is a good thing! It gets your mind off of your problems. God even says we should do it as often as possible, but definitely one day a week! When I'm running I can feel Him running with me in my joy. That's when I can really WORSHIP Him. I think that's what Heaven is like, being able to run free with God. Aaahhhhhh.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Weddings and Things

I recently got to help out with a wedding! James and Angelica are a wonderful couple. I sat under James' chair during part of the service. Boy, was I surprised when they moved the chair!!!

So, what's the point? Simply that everything can change in a split second. One minute you're cruisin'-snoozin' through life, feeling totally contented; the next minute you're totally confused and running for cover!! It can happen to anybody, at anytime. One of our clergy friends had their roof blow off in a freak storm, water damage all over, and an estimate of $40k to fix it.

If you know me at all, you know I'm a bit of a worrier. I don't like surprises. But one thing I DO know is that God, and my friends, will get me through. When I'm off leash at church, (or when we worked at the thrift store in Oregon) sometimes I get separated from Cathy and I get a little panicky, but God reassures me to have faith, and some kind person always helps me find her again.

The key is the faith. That's the hard part for me. But, I'm slowly learning that stuff is always going to happen, and if I just take a deep breath and hang on, everything will be OK. I worry that someone will kidnap me away from Dave and Cathy. But if I don't walk away from them, it won't happen. Just like if we all don't walk away from God, we'll be fine,'cause He'll be right there with us, no matter what!
I mean, even if the "worst" happens and I get run over and killed, Jesus will come and find me and take me home. So, what is there to be afraid of, really?

Well, gotta go, so ciao for now!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Wow. I forgot to have Cathy write my sign-in info down and I got locked out of my account! Between us, we finally got it fixed. I'm back!!!!

I have mixed feelings about being back in California. It's warmer here, and it's an old blanket. But Cathy and Dave are both much busier, and with 4 of us dogs, well it's just more hectic. Ashley and Terra don't get along, Reuben likes to take charge when no humans are around...politics are everywhere!!!

It's fun to see old friends again, but I miss the new adventures we had in Oregon. And I miss the friends we made. It's a good thing we got the computer back up and running so we can all keep in touch.

I was at a wedding, Saturday, where a little boy came up and socked me in the face. I was so shocked I just stood there, backed against a pew, and looked at him... 'til Cathy whisked me up into her arms. It all happened so fast. I was so sad. Why did he do that? I forgive him, but it sure hurt my feelings and my jaw.

Well, back out into the yard for more sun and fun! Ciao for now!!!!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Shots for Tots

I learned a lot today. Cathy and I helped out as Rotarians today with Shots for Tots. My main job was to help the little ones stay calm/distracted as they got their vaccinations and to help them calm down afterward. The nurses said my being there helped a great deal and they would like me to help at other locations. When Cathy and I would go to the big room and call for them, the people seemed to really like that I was there to lead the way, and to be with the children during the shots. Some of the children hugged me and, you know what(?), it didn't bother me a bit. I even stopped shaking when I was comforting them. They were way more scared than I was, and when they found out I had MY shot recently, they knew I understood what they were going through. This was the first time that (besides comforting Cathy) I really, truly, understood my role in interacting with people. I was so high afterward that I went out in the back yard and did my "happy dance"!!! I heard one of the nurses ask Cathy if I could come to a 4H Dog Project meeting and tell my story (with Cathy's help of course!). So, today was a really good day, and now I'm going to settle down for a nap!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Well, sure enough, you have to have open heart surgery sooner or later if you're gonna have Jesus in your heart. It just happened to Bishop Schofield for the SECOND time. I knew it, I knew it!!! And now they're talking about how he's in ICU. Does that mean he can see everybody from where he is? Hmmmm... Well, he must REALLY be full of joy now, and much more special than before, what with having opened up his heart to Jesus again like that. Kinda scary when you think about it. I mean, I know we're s'posed to be willing to die rather than deny, it just brings it closer to home for me. I thought getting a rabies shot was bad.