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He also has oversight of the Mission Churches of the High Plains' Team :
Before he entered the ordained ministry he served twenty years with the U.S. Army, and learned
German, French, Russian, and Vietnamese.
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Interests and hobbies varied with time and place, and have included : horses and riding, ice skating, motor sports (racing, slaloms, and rallies), gardening, sewing, cats, and music.
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Thomas Cat, a pale buff-yellow shorthair who is named for St. Thomas' Church in Houston. He walked into the Church as the Morning Prayer Service was starting. He was ushered out, the doors closed, and the people had their Service. The Service ended, the doors opened, the people went out, and the cat walked in again. He was about 6 months old, had been declawed and neutered, and was obviously a pet house-cat. We searched for his owner all around the neighbourhood, but no-one knew him. So John brought him home, and in due time he moved to Clovis with us. He has a favorite chair on the front porch, which catches the early morning sun, and he just loves to climb up in a lap and have his ears rubbed.
Peterkin is a black shorthair who came to us as a stray at the beginning of December several years ago, right around the Feast of St. Nicholas (December 6). In Germany, St. Nicholas has a black servant called Schwarzer Peter (black Peter). Peterkin is still very much the pushy irrepressible teenager : he will climb up into Thomas' chair or push his head into the feeding dish alongside any of the other cats, and play pounce and swat with anyone he can catch.
Shulamit (Song of Songs, "I am black but beautiful") came to us as an 8-year-old black lady-cat when friends moved and couldn't take her with them. She is our Number One Bed Cat - snuggles up and purrs all night (all day too if we'd let her). Poor Shulamit has recently been diagnosed as having Feline AIDS - we keep her indoors all the time now, quarantined from the other cats. She probably caught it from a poor white stray kitty who used to come and scrounge food from the cat feeder - by the time I realized he was a stray, and not one of the neighbor's cats, he had become very ill, and also infected two of ours.
Solomon was with us for several years - he was wise enough to come to us when he needed help, with an injured front leg. He was an old gentleman cat whose black coat had quite a few grey hairs. He only had one front tooth (but quite a few in back) - so he used to get special treats of moist cat food and a dish of milk every now and then. He'd had a rough life as a tough old stray, but was fitting in OK with the rest of the family when finally old age caught up with him.
James, a dark tabby long-hair, was left behind to starve
by a family who moved out of town. By the time I found them, his
brother was too weak to survive, but James hung on, to become
the largest and heaviest of our cats. At one point he had such a
low-slung belly that I thought he must have a tumor, so I took him to the vet, who up-ended him, probed around, then said "Nah - good healthy fat - but then all your cats are fat !" (They're mostly healthy 12-13 pounders, not really gross, but hearty eaters). James liked to think of himself as the senior cat, and tried to run off any visiting cats by doing the "gunfighter strut" towards them - like when the gunfighter in a western movie walks down the street towards his opponent, so James walked, front legs bowed, shoulders swinging, nice and slowly, with his coat puffed out and tail up. "Git outta town !" James, too,
tested positive for Feline AIDS, and had to be put to sleep.
we still miss you, James.
I've never really had much success with it (but then I haven't made a great effort either), but you might want to check out "How to toilet-train your cat".
Maps of the High Plains
We'll be leading another tour this year, and plan to climb Mount Sinai - riding camels part way, and climbing the rest on foot.
If you'd like to join a Christian Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Come unto Me all that travail and are heavy laden, and I will refresh you. St. Matthew 11:28
So God loved the world, that He gave His only-begotten Son, to the end that all that believe in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. St. John 3:16
Hear also what Saint Paul saith :
This is a true saying, and worthy of all men to be received, That Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. 1 Timothy 1:115
Hear also what Saint John saith :
If any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous, and He is the propitiation for our sins. 1 John 2:1
Steps to Peace with God
The Four Spiritual Laws in Forty Languages
How to be sure
Who is Jesus ?
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Introduction to the Jesus Prayer
The Holy Spirit and You
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The Stations of the Cross
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The Lord's Prayer in 30 Languages
The Shroud of Turin
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