What’s happening – February 2019

Psalm 18:1

“I love You, O Lord, my strength.”
The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,
My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge;
My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

First, please forgive me for neglecting your blogs! I hope to get back to reading – and writing – soon. At one point I was subscribed to more than 80 blogs and had over 6000 email notifications waiting for me. 

Here are some elements of my life right now:

My loving husband’s health is stable, praise God! Tom will be 77 in April.

I’ve been cat-sitting our neighbor’s cat – Oscar. Oscar is 7 months old and has given me my first experience of caring for a feline. He is affectionate, playful, and very quick! Please pray for his owner, Diana. 

Our skittish dog Greta has gone with me to visit Oscar. Greta is afraid of him. He sometimes shows her affection and at other times hides and then charges her. He really really wants to be friends. Poor Oscar! When Greta and I visited yesterday she stood with her back to the room and her snout in the corner by the door. 

I just finished a good book – “the End Times made simple.” The author, Samuel E. Waldron of Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary in Kentucky, is an amillennialist. Dr. Waldron explains the issues with clarity, reasoning well from the Scriptures, and exalts the Lord Jesus Christ in everything. the End Times Made Simple by Samuel E. Waldron 2

God bless you for reading this!

Maria Tatham 2018

This Week’s Tuesday Tale Is Your Story

Here is a post from LeeAnn’s lovely blog about pets, pet care, and our responsibility to living creatures. It’s about Greta the dog, and even shows me too in a sort of silly picture. :0)

Animals Are Feeling Beings Too


The tale of Greta told by Maria

greta-the-dog-mariaWe lost our previous dogs, Stormy (a Minpin) and Blanca (a Chihuahua) kind of close together. Stormy was almost 17 and Blanca 15 1/2 years. I was sad when Stormy was gone but really grieved over Blanca. We said we’d take our time, but Blanca died in October of 2014 and on my birthday in March 2015, we brought Greta home from the SPCA. She is part Dachshund and part Chihuahua.

We’ve had two-year-old Greta since she was four months old. She and her brother were given up to our local SPCA. Her papers said her former people “could not keep/do not want.” Well, WE wanted her! I would have taken her brother too but we live in an apartment.

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For your Wednesday evening viewing fun – Greta

Greta the dog came into our lives as a rescued 4 month old chihuahua/dachshund mix whose papers said her owners did not want her and could not keep her. We’re glad she is with us. My sister Lu calls her a minx. Lu lives in a place where dogs are regularly abandoned. At least Greta was given up to a safe place, a good dog shelter.

Greta vocalizes a lot, runs a lot and leaps, loves children, tries to make up to cats, barks at anything with wheels. When she was very little, during a visit to my husband’s Dad, Greta had her picture taken by Dad’s wife Sally. Look at her scrawny neck – charming!

People love their animals, sadly sometimes more than other people. Animals, especially pets, have a lovely place in our life – gifts of joy from our amazing and glorious Creator!

Bless you all – Hi to Wally at Church Camp (have fun)!


Greta - "little bit"

Greta – “little bit”