He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. ~ Psalm 147:3

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The Best Dad in the World

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The journey was long and tortuous
Like being stuck in quicksand
The harder I struggled to get out
The farther I was sucked down
Into a slimy pit of depression
Anger and rage
Visions of my dad danced in my head
Like a blazing fire
Burning holes in my soul
Ravaging my spirit
Destroying my faith and trust
In God
In my dad
In the human race
Voices condemned me
Punished me
Convincing me that I am worthless
Unlovable
Unworthy
Feeling accepted eluded me
Friendships lied to me
Love slipped through my fingers like burning sand
Night and day my heart cried out to God
But He seemed deaf
Cold and distant
Just like my dad
My soul was a heap of ashes
The will to live was gone
Then one mystical morning
Jesus whispered my name
He clasped my hand
And through the smoldering fire
He led me straight to God
I collapsed sobbing in His open arms
Love consumed my soul
Renewed my strength
My hope
My faith
And I knew
And I know
And I believe at last
That God loves me
My soul is at rest
The ghosts are gone
And God
My Heavenly Father
Is forever by my side
I don’t why He loves me so
But this one thing I know
He is the best Dad in the world!

Till Death do us Part

I didn’t want another pet

Not that I don’t love animals

I do

As a tender-hearted kid

I rescued a skunk once

And wanted to keep it

Till it sprayed me

Then there were the two baby squirrels

That in spite of all my efforts to save them

They died

And I will never forget the huge tomcat

 With a nub for a tail

That completely stole my heart

He went on the prowl one night

And never returned

And there were puppies and kittens

And hamsters and guinea pigs

And a talking parakeet

All mysteriously went missing

Except for the parakeet

That got sick and died

Then

Not that long ago

Fate delivered to my doorstep

A rambunctious homeless mongrel

That wriggled his way into my heart

And broke it to pieces when he died

 That’s why I didn’t want another pet

You love them then they go missing or they die

Yet

Here I stand gazing into the dingy cage

Tears streaming down my face

Falling in love

With a floppy-eared

Skinny

Long-legged

Thirty-pound mutt

Her wet nose pressed against the heartless cage

Her soulful eyes pleading

Her tail wagging ferociously

And in spite of all the what if’s and’s and but’s

That stormed across my mind

My heart told me I couldn’t leave her

In this stinking noisy prison

Where her beautiful life

May soon be put to an ugly end

So I brought her home with me

To care for her

To play with her

To protect her

To stretch my patience to the outer limits

Through all the chewing

And pooping

And peeing on the floor

And the frenzied running and jumping

And boisterous demands

And to promise to love her

Till death do us part

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