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.




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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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.


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