by Janet Blue on August 19, 2019




The author of today’s Spark, James Esdras Faust, (July 31, 1920 – August 10, 2007) was an American religious leader, lawyer and politician. Faust was Second Counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1995 until his death. He also was an LDS Church apostle for 29 years and a general authority of the church for 35 years.

Sparks began as a blog hop, created by our friend, Annie (McGuffy’s Reader). Annie has been taking a “break” from blogging, so there is no hop. Unfortunately, during this break, Annie has been the victim of a hacker. This has continued to keep her off-line and caused her much distress. Please continue to send prayers to Annie and her family as they work to get their lives back to normal.

Many of us believe in Annie’s vision: “If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. Together, we can light up the entire world!”

Awww Mondays



Sawyer may not know it in his snoozy state, but he is joining the Awww Mondays blog hop at Comedy Plus. To join him, click on the badge below.


Sunday Selfies Thank You

Giulietta and all the Kitties Blue thank everyone who joined us yesterday for the Fifth Anniversary of our blog hop. Your continued support is appreciated. There’s still time to join if you haven’t yet had the opportunity.

The kitties and I will do our best to visit as many of you as possible this week and say, “thank you,” in person.


mommakatandherbearcat August 20, 2019 at 3:39 am

The quote is true – good with the bad. I remember my ex-husband once told me that he wanted to be happy all the time. That I disagreed was the start of the end {I guess}. Life is complex, a roller-coaster – but you can’t appreciate the highs without knowing the lows. And the lows give us character.
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Ellen Pilch August 19, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Excellent spark and adorable photo. XO

The Island Cats August 19, 2019 at 5:22 pm

That’s a great Spark…kinda like seeing the silver lining in something not so good. We bet Sawyer is having some sweeeeeet dreams!
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Memories of Eric and Flynn August 19, 2019 at 4:34 pm

Sawyer is so cute and I want to kiss that chin!
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Feline Opines August 19, 2019 at 3:50 pm

We felines know there is nothing sweeter than a cat, happy in sleep. Sawyer gets a big AWWWWWWWW from The Tribe of Five.
Purrs & Head Bonks,
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World Of Animals, Inc. August 19, 2019 at 3:49 pm

Thanks for sharing your wonderful spark. Sawyer is just too adorable for Awww Mondays’s. Such a cute photo of him. Hope you all enjoy a fantastic rest of your week.

Catscue Catmom August 19, 2019 at 3:35 pm

Lovely spark and what a sweet boy you are Sawyer!

Raven August 19, 2019 at 1:31 pm

Awww, Sawyer looks so peaceful.

Sandee August 19, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Love your Spark. It’s spot on.

You know I love Sawyer. He’s such a handsome mancat.

Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Scritches to all the kitties and a big hug to your mom. ♥
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Brian Frum August 19, 2019 at 11:50 am

That is a wonderful Spark and a most terrific Awww Monday Sawyer!
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Eastside Cats August 19, 2019 at 11:40 am

Wow, what a powerful statement! And Sawyer, I want to smooch your sleepy face!
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Teddy August 19, 2019 at 6:44 am

Oh that Sawyer – he does look mighty cute in his state of napping! We love the SPARK quote today. We do need to learn to take the good with the bad/bitter with sweet – life is full of diversity Mom says. Mom’s been around a while too (!) so maybe she knows better than I do about those things. Anyway, Happy Monday!

Hugs, Teddy
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Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs August 19, 2019 at 1:38 am

Sawyer is a snoozer par excellance!!
And a sweetie as well…definitely Awww!
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