Pets

Those who have pets in their lives know the tremendous power of these healing animals to bring about feelings of peace, connection, and love. Cats, dogs, service animals, and other furry, scaly, or feathered friends provide companionship and so much more, just by being their adorable selves.

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A Dog’s Tale: Thoughts on Being Lost—And Found

Remember, there will always be someone looking for you, praying for your return.

A red dog collar that reads TIKI; Illustration by HENNIE HAWORTH

How Finding Their Childhood Dog Became The Perfect Reunion

Thanks to an old T-shirt and God they were able to reunite with the small, white canine.

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Micah Thompson and her cat, Ron, and mother Stephanie

How a Cat Became an Answer to a Mother's Prayer

If she didn’t find a way to bond with her teenage daughter soon, she worried she might never be close to her.

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5 Tips for Helping Your Dog or Cat Slim Down and Get Healthier

Helping your pets lose weight can improve their energy, sleep, happiness and overall health.

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Ladybugs Renewed Her Appreciation of God's Lovely Creation

She became frustrated by the countless ladybugs in her home. Suddenly, her attitude shifted. 

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6 Incredible Stories of Animal Heroes

These heroic acts are proof of the undeniable bonds between humans and their pets.

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John Haney's dog, Pistol; photo courtesy John Haney

His Golden Retriever Prepared Him For Parenthood

This Air Force veteran had long prayed to be a good father; his dog helped him achieve this goal.

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Important Life Lesson from a Puppy

Why you should make intentional efforts to let those we love know we delight in being with them.

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How Two Hummingbirds Summoned Her Strength

The pandemic lockdown isolated and worried her. But then two birds encouraged her to stay strong. 

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Peggy Frezon and her dog (photo by Roy Gumpe)

7 Ways to Keep Your Pet Happy and Healthy

Peggy Frezon, the author and animal lover, shares her best pet care advice and blessings. 

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His Dog Taught Him a Lesson in Love

Gracie the golden retriever—and a nudge from God—showed him that love doesn’t always come easy. 

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A Mother Learns a Lesson in Letting Go

The detour she took led her down an eye-opening road.

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Her Injured Dog Taught Her to Trust in God

A trip to the vet became a lesson in overcoming doubt.

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5 Fascinating Stories of Spiritually Connected Animals

Proof of animals’ link to the divine.

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6 Stories of Birds with Messages and Miracles from Above

These winged messengers brought heavenly signs from above.

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Pet Prayer Blankets Are Offering Comfort to Animals in Need

Volunteers work on and pray over the no-sew blankets, which have comforted more than 3,000 animals.

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