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Not Saying Good Bye but Rather.

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And the wolf will dwell with the lamb, And the leopard will lie down with the young goat, And the calf and the young lion and the fatted steer together; And a little child will lead them. Isaiah 11:6 The Holy Bible Amplified Version

Just recently our beloved cat died. She had a stroke and when we took her to the vet I stayed with her as she was put to sleep. Her body seemed to hug mine as I softly spoke with her until the end. That night about ten o;clock I distinctly heard her soft meow and it seemed as if she was going upwards.

There was a tingling like an electric current when Sammy, one of our other cats died in the vet’s office about a year ago  with me by his side two years ago. Again a few hours later I sensed him meowing as if he was heading towards the Heavens.

Both times it felt like they were not saying good bye but rather see ya later. I am looking forward to rubbing my friends belly with my cherished Jesus in our Heavenly home. I believe we will see our beloved pets in Heaven.

If we love our pets like one of our own children how much more do you think Jehovah loves them? Joseph a son of Jehovah

Yes,by the way, I have met more than a few animals I think were creatures from Hell as well.

Prayer: Thank you YAHWEH Ropheka (God our healer) for blessing me with Your kindness to allow my beloved friends to say nor good bye but see ya later on their journey to our Heavenly home. I look forward to rubbing their bellies with my best friend Jesus in our Heavenly home. It is in His loving name I exalt You. Amen

Wishing you a house full of sunshine, hearts full of cheer and love that grows deeper each day of the year. Welsh blessing

Author: ropheka

After faithfully serving the Lord in China for ten years as a teacher I have been called home to care for my aged mother who has numerous disabilities. As well I regularly do volunteer work visiting seniors in a seniors home. I love being in nature. I say the closer we get to nature the more we see Jehovah. We are blessed in this area with many amazing, easy to ride bicycle trails on old railroad lines that takes us all over Southern Ontario.

57 thoughts on “Not Saying Good Bye but Rather.

  1. I am sorry to hear about the passing of your cat, Joseph. It sounds like you cared for her a great deal — even to the very end.

    • They are like family, matter of a fact, they are more loving than anyone on my family. It was her time to go and I stayed with her until the end as love dictates I should. I still thank Jehovah for blessing me with her

      • What a beautiful tribute, Joseph! 🙂

        How are things going with you these days?

      • Things are going okay.
        The neighbour from Hell has been told by the police to behave himself or he will be taken to a psychiatric hospital.
        I pretty much stay away from mom, she does not like it but her behavior is abusive and will not be tolerated.
        I am getting caught up in the garden. I made tarps to go over the crops that are in the raised garden because it rains three days out of the week here so the tarps prevent the crops from rotting. Many of the farmers still cannot get on the land because it is too wet. They are two months behind.
        How are things with you?
        Did you get the job?
        Has your asthma improved?

      • It sounds like you’re getting some powerful life lessons in dealing with difficult people – both at home, and with your neighbor. I believe that you’re handling things wisely, by giving toxic people plenty of space.

        Hopefully the anxiety is not prompting you to start smoking again. 😬 I’m still praying on that for you! I will continue to pray for your crops, too.

        Thank you for asking – my asthma is much better. I am doing well – just waiting to hear about the job situation. I should have some kind of update by later today, I think.

      • Thank you for your prayers, they are much needed.
        Many times the devil attempts to deceive me into returning to smoking to spite mom but the Holy Spirit reminds me that that is stupid. She feels very nervous because I am aloof to her she thinks I am about to leave. Jehovah has informed me to stay but minimize my contact with her.
        I think the police has informed the nieghours to behave or there will be severe consequences.
        It is a difficult year for the farmers. Many still have not gotten on the land. Most say they will not have any crops this year. I have tarps over ours like tents and they are doing okay.
        I am glad your asthma is better. I had that when I was a child and it was no fun.
        It is extremely difficult finding a full time job here in Canada, most are part time with low pay and no benefits. I have heard there are many good paying jobs in the tech center in California.

      • Stay strong in your resolve to not smoke, my friend! It is poison for your body, and does you no good.

        It sounds like you are continuing to exercise healthy boundaries with your mother. She likely does not understand the peace and confident assurance that you have in the Lord, and probably finds it perplexing.

        What sad news about your neighbors’ crops! I pray that the tarps that you put over your crops will work well, and protect your harvest. As with all things, we entrust this concern to the Lord. ✝️

        While there are a lot of jobs in this area technically, you were right — a lot of them are focused in the world of high-tech. I work in education, so the opportunities are there as well, but are not quite as abundant (I am not a teacher or professor). Either way, I will keep you posted on how my job search is going. Thank you for your concern!

      • How about free lancing? There are many opportunities online. I did pretty good in China with that but it was different there. What do you teach?
        There is a lot more peace in my life since placing those boundaries.
        The tarps work very well thank you. Now I am putting landscaping cloth down with heavy mulch over the top where there is heavy weeds. Then big flower pots are placed on top and crops or medicinal flowers are grown in them. It is working pretty good.

      • I have not seen too many opportunities as a freelancer that would be a fit, but we shall see.

        I actually was approached about a very lucrative opportunity, but it is my firm conviction that I am not supposed to take it. I had dealings with this company back in 2016 and felt that something was not quite right. Now, the company has approached me again and is offering even more money, but the concern I had about it still remains.

        I am not a teacher per se. i usually work in university administration (admission, alumni relations, etc). I was approached about another role recently, so we shall see what happens.

        Glad to hear that you are remaining firm in your boundary setting! So very important.

        And I will continue to be prayerful about your crops. It sounds like you’ve created a very inventive way to both protect the crops, and also help some new plants to grow. 😊

      • You are in a difficult position because it usually takes connections to get a good contract. Here most uni’s are contract work now, not a full time position. This causes the salary to go down.
        We seen it on the news last night that most farmers still do not have their crops in and those that do the crops are not maturing because there is little sunshine or heat.
        Yes boundaries are important.

      • You know, the Lord has shown me another approach that I had not previously considered. I believe that your prayers have been instrumental in this new step.

        I could not figure out why this lucrative consulting opportunity would came my way AGAIN. As I shared with you previously, I had my misgivings.

        Then I was listening to a message about Moses and how he spent 40 years as a shepherd in Egypt, doing something that he preferred not to do, but God used him to prepare him for something greater.

        So I responded to the consulting company with some pretty outrageous demands, most of which I expect it to decline. If the company goes away, then that is an answer to prayer.

        Otherwise, I decided to state the terms under which I would consider the employment – overseeing a scholarship program, and helping to build out a pro bono practice.

        Those were my terms, and I made no apology for them — I still don’t. And perhaps the company will think twice about asking me a third time! If I have to be in Egypt, then I can at least try to help some people up while I’m there.

        I’m sorry to hear that the harvest continues to be challenging in your area. It seems like we are having the opposite issue here – temperatures are near 90°F, and there is plenty of sun. Is there a way to use artificial light to help stimulate plant growth? I’m not sure how it would work, but surely some light – even if artificially given – might help?

        Thanks, Joseph!

      • You are welcome.

        You have learned a valuable lesson few in North America have learned.
        I learned it in Mexico and perfected it in China.
        Know the price for an object you want and go low. They will go high. You go up as they come down until you reach an agreed upon price. If they do not agree then walk away but you know how low they will go for the next time. Very seldom do I ever pay full price for anything here.

        It is impossible for there to be artificial light over such a huge area. We just have to accept what the Lord blesses us with.

      • How are your crops doing this week, Joseph?

        Good advise on negotation strategy, too! i will keep in in mind for the future.

        Regarding the opportunity I mentioned below, I never heard back from the company, so I receive that as a prayer answered and I can move on.

        I also am thinking about potentially starting my own nonprofit. We shall see how the Lord leads in this area.

      • We are getting good weather for my crops but bad for the farmers. We have two days of hot sunny weather and then a day of rain. Many farmers still have not gotten their crops in. Soon it will be too late.
        I have found that negotiation technique to work very well for me.
        I make eBooks from my Christian photo’s to offer in exchange for a donation. Then I will make eBooks from my articles.
        Why not make Ebooks from your experience and offer them in exchange on GoFundMe? It is tax free.

      • I’m glad to hear that your crops are OK, but sorry to hear that the other farmers are struggling. I will continue to pray on it.

        I like your idea about the e-book. I had not thought about doing one myself. I will have to pray about that!

      • EBooks are easy to make.
        This week we are looking at four days of rain.
        Many of our lakes have had their beaches washed away. There is massive flooding everywhere.

      • Four days of rain! 😮 How have your crops fared, in the aftermath of all that rain? I continue to pray for them (and for you, too).

      • Most farmers still have not gotten their crops in , the season is a write off for them.
        We are having the best crop of strawberries in a long time, the same as our herbs. The tomatoes, pepper, beans and peas are slowly growing.

      • Praise God that your crops are prospering! That has been my specific prayer! I will specifically be praying for the BPPT (beans, peas, pepper, tomatoes) will continue to prosper, too.

        Sorry to hear about your fellow farmers. I wonder if they could learn something from your methods?

      • Thank you for your prayers.
        Ours in a raised garden which farmers cannot do. The problem is that the land is so wet the tractors cannot get on the land.

      • Ah. Thank you for clarifying. Still, I will continue praying about this!

      • Thank you.
        We are supposed to have warm sunny days all week for the first time this season.

      • What wonderful news! May all your crops continue to prosper!

        How are things going with your mom?

      • Thank you.
        Mom and I do not spend too much time together. She gets on my nerves too much.

      • Sounds like you are maintaining wise and healthy boundaries with her. Has her surgery taken place yet?

      • By Jehovahs guidance. It is a lot less stressful for me.
        She has her surgery next month.

      • I’m glad to hear that your stress levels are down, my friend! I will continue to pray. 🙏🏾

      • Thank you.
        How are your injuries from the car accident?
        How is your asthma?
        How is it going with the job search?
        I pray for you every morning about these things.

      • Thank you, Joseph. I so appreciate you and your prayers. I’m starting to feel better from the injuries from the accident. What the Lord has made very clear that I am still to rest, even when doing so doesn’t make practical sense.

        My asthma is better – thank you. And the job search is continuing. I had a phone interview today. The other one that I applied to way back in April is in some part of a holding pattern — I have let the matter go.

        I am still praying over your crops! And how are things with your noisy neighbor?

      • I am glad to hear your health has improved. Many times the Lord uses extreme measures with me to get me to take it easy.
        The neighbour knows I have the deeded map of moms property now and that if they cause any more trouble I will file a compliant against them that a lot of rubbish they piled on what they thought was their property is really ours. They will have to clean it up. Therefore, they behave.

      • Good! It sounds like you continue to seek the Lord’s wisdom on this matter, which is always a good thing. 🙏🏾

      • And He always answers which is even better. When we obey that is the best.
        To seek Jehovahs advice is good, He always answers which is even better. When we obey His advice, that is the best. Joseph a son of Jehovah

      • Well said! So very true.

      • I still pray for you every morning

      • I am blessed by your faithfulness, Joseph! Thank you. I continue to lift up your family situation, your crops, and your health before the Lord regularly. 🙏🏾

      • Thank you precious sister
        I pray for you every morning and will be much more specif now that I am aware of your situation.

      • Thank you, my friend. As the Bible says, the prayers of a righteous man [in this case, you] availeth much! Grateful for you. ✝️

      • We are all blessings to each other because we help each other in prayer and advice.

      • Amen! That is the truth!

      • And you are a blessing

      • Aww. 🙂 Thanks, Joseph. Likewise!

  2. I am sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved cat. Pets are part of the family. I have great memories of mine.
    God bless you

  3. I’m sorry for your loss, Joseph.

  4. I love my fur babies and for the ones that have passed on, I believe I will see them again!

  5. I’m so sorry for your recent loss. It’s so hard to say goodbye, even when you know you’ll see them again. I pray God brings you peace and comfort. ❤️

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