THE JOY OF FRIENDS

by Janet Blue on August 23, 2021

Sparks

Last week our friends, Teddy’s (Two Spoiled Cats) mom and dad, Pam and David, and Dad Tom and I were finally able to see each other after a much too long hiatus due to the pandemic. We live approximately four hours from each other and so meet somewhere near the middle. The photo Dad Tom took of Pam and I is the basis for today’s Spark about friendship.

 

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I know how I have cropped the photo looks a little strange. It’s because there is sign to the right that says, “LOVE.” Though it is backward, I still wanted to have it in the photo.

I don’t have a lot of friends, but the ones I do have are extra special, and I am blessed to have them in my life.

The name Charles Swindoll was familiar to me, but I didn’t actually know who he is. In case you too are unfamiliar with him, here’s a little information.

Charles Rozell Swindoll is an 86-year-old evangelical Christian pastor, author, educator, and radio preacher. He founded Insight for Living, which airs a radio program of the same name in 15 languages on 2,000+ stations around the world.  He’s also the current senior pastor at Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas.

Sparks is the creation of Annie from McGuffy’s Reader. Sparks began as a blog hop, created by our friend. Annie stated when she began Sparks, “I believe we are meant to be lights in this world. 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

Kizmet, Cooper Murphy and their shadows are popping over to Comedy Plus from the cat tree in the bedroom for Awww Mondays.

 

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If you’d like to join them on the blog hop, click on the badge.

The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky

It is time to join Stinky & Periwinkle again tomorrow for a new adventure. They will be sharing it with you over at Friends Furever, and they both have their paws crossed that you will join them for some fun. Please don’t disappoint them by missing out.

 

If you’d like an extra helping of Periwinkle and Stinky along with their friend Marv, click on the badge below.

BellaDharma an LadyMew August 25, 2021 at 2:19 pm

HURRAH!!! Lookin grate Miss Pam an Aunty Janet!!! Wee so happy youss’ got to mee inn THE middell an vissit again!!!
Kizmet an Cooper Murphy youss’ an yore shadowss are lovelee.
**purrss** BellaDahrma an ((hugss)) LadyMew

meowmeowmans August 24, 2021 at 10:48 pm

What a great photo of you and Pam. We are glad you had such a nice visit! 🙂

Your spark is terrific, and we definitely “Aww-ed” at that photo of Kizmet and Cooper Murphy.

Hugs!
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Timmy Tomcat August 24, 2021 at 4:27 pm

We sure love friends and it is wonderful to have special ones. Dad has a one or two who dont have cats can you believe it. Well they used to so its alright
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mommakatandherbearcat August 24, 2021 at 8:56 am

I’m so jealous! I miss seeing you and Tom, Janet!
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Ellen Pilch August 23, 2021 at 6:56 pm

Great spark and I love the photo of you and Pam. XO
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Brian Frum August 23, 2021 at 6:43 pm

How wonderful to get together after such a long time. I’m sure you had nothing to talk about MOL! Love the photos!
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Amy August 23, 2021 at 5:55 pm

For me, too, good friends are few and far between, and am so glad you finally got to spend time with each other.
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The Island Cats August 23, 2021 at 5:34 pm

How nice that you got to get together!
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Mary McNeil August 23, 2021 at 4:06 pm

Glad you were able to have your meet-up this year !

Marv and Mom August 23, 2021 at 12:52 pm

Such a wonderful Spark! And we LOVE seeing you and Pam together! Meeting other bloggers is wonderful! And thanks for the shout out on Awww Monday! I loved visiting with Periwinkle and Stinky! They are AWWW-Some!
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Inge August 23, 2021 at 11:48 am

What a great Spark. Friends do make life so much better. You are both cat bloggers I admire and I look forward to your daily posts. How wonderful you live close enough to meet. I would really love to meet both of you but Western New York is a lot more than 4 hours away.
Hugs for both of you.

Leah August 23, 2021 at 11:45 am

What a nice get together! It’s always good to see friends!
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Sandee August 23, 2021 at 10:50 am

How fun that you all got together for a visit. Friends are so precious indeed.

Love the Spark. Friends do make life a lot more fun.

Awww on the kitties and you know how much I love Cooper Murphy.

I loved the post over at Marv’s house. Such fun.

Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Scritches all around and a hug to mom. ♥
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The Florida Furkids August 23, 2021 at 8:53 am

Our Mom is soooo jealous. She wishes she could have been there too.

Kizmet and Cooper Murphy and their shadows are adorable on the cat tree.

Periwinkle and Stinky sure have fun times together.

The Florida Furkids with love and paw pats and headbonks to Sawyer from Noelle
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Charles Huss August 23, 2021 at 7:24 am

It is so nice to have good friends. I have met several wonderful people through blogging but have not yet met anybody in person.
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Katie Isabella August 23, 2021 at 7:17 am

This was a pleasure. Seeing you two together. Always such a pleasure to meet our blog friends. I’d love to meet both of you.

Pam August 23, 2021 at 5:49 am

Well my dear Janet – it was fabulous to be able to get together with you and Tom at long last…even though the weather was “rocky” and the trip was “interresting” (haha) we had such a fun time laughing and catching up in person. Friends are GOLDEN and you certainly are one of my very dearest golden girls. Love the photo of your double decker tree dwellers! Teddy hasn’t used his tree in a while….must be the fact he’s too big to fit on it anymore??!!! Happy Monday my friend………….

Love, Pam
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Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs August 23, 2021 at 3:51 am

Wow, that would be wonderful to meet up with a fellow blogger! Maybe some day…

We are going to be in DC for a few days, in Mid September…maybe one of those days can be for meet and greet? There are a few in the area that I know about…
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Memories of Eric and Flynn August 23, 2021 at 3:48 am

That is a lovely photo and Spark to go with it.
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Summer August 23, 2021 at 2:46 am

How awesome that you two got to hang out.
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LOULOU August 23, 2021 at 2:35 am

How wonderful to have faces for names we have written in emails and blogs and didn’t know really who was attached. So glad you met and enriched your friendship.
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