Here is a poem I shared with her that always helps me find comfort and helps spiritualize thought about one’s eternal life; the inspiration applies to individuals as well as pets.
I know that where you are God is,
Since He is everywhere.
And being everywhere, He is where I am, too.
Then since you and I are ever in God’s presence,
We can never be apart: apart from Him —
Or apart from all He gives. To know this
Brings comfort where sadness otherwise would rule.
So when sorrow would steal away my peace,
I give up what I cannot keep
To cherish and rejoice over what I cannot lose.
With this, the stillness all about me comes to life
With sweet assurance that God’s lovely likeness
Whom I have known as you is here and now —
Just as you have ever been.
In the book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, author Mary Baker Eddy writes that “All of God’s creatures, moving in the harmony of Science, are harmless, useful, indestructible.” She makes this remarkable statement because of her own experience at applying discovered spiritual laws to problems with healing results. These are the same spiritual laws that Jesus taught and demonstrated.
Still curious about the power of prayer? Read this article from www.csmonitor.com Lucie, Come Home By Marjorie Kehe
It wasn’t a surprise. Sheba was elderly and her last weeks with us were a struggle. But that didn’t make it any easier. From the moment I first saw Sheba in a New York City shelter – skinny, trembling, full of intense, imploring intelligence – I felt she was my canine doppelgänger. John used to joke that we shared just one soul between us.
The first Saturday after Sheba was gone, we fled to a diner for breakfast. There, we found ourselves crying into our pancakes – until John said the words I secretly longed to hear: “I’m ready for another dog as soon as you are.” Click here to read more
Linda Mardi lives in Austin TX with her family and furry friends.