I decided years ago that I wanted to me a medical assistant. I love kids so I figured that pediatrics would be the perfect field for me. When I graduated my hope was to be hired into a pediatric office. It didn’t happen. Instead I was hired into a job where the skills I had been taught were not being utilized. I was unhappy for two very long years. I thought that God had ignored my prayers. I couldn’t have been more wrong. God’s hug to me…….this coming Tuesday I begin the next chapter of my life…….in a pediatric office. Thank you Lord, for knowing the best time to answer my prayers. —Tina

JesusWithAnimalsIt occurred to me that my extreme love for all animals is a gift from God.  Also, every time that I receive affection from an animal……a lick on the hand, or a cuddle, or looks of complete trust….I realize that these are all hugs for me from God too. I found this most appropriate prayer….KAT

LET ME BE THERE FOR THE SPEECHLESS,
THOSE WHO ARE SMALL AND WEAK;
LET ME SPEAK FOR ALL HELPLESS CRITTERS,
WHO HAVE NO POWER TO SPEAK.
I HAVE LIFTED MY HEART TO HEAVEN
ON BEHALF OF THE LEAST OF THESE
THE FRIGHTENED, THE HOMELESS, THE HUNGRY
I AM VOICING THEIR PLEAS.
IF I CAN HELP ANY CREATURE,
RESPOND TO A DESPERATE CALL,
I WILL KNOW THAT MY PRAYER HAS BEEN ANSWERED,
BY THE GOD WHO CREATED THEM ALL.
AMEN