Pets are a big deal in our society. Billions of dollars are spent on the care and maintenance of pets. It’s an industry of considerable significance. 

We get so attached to our pets they become part of the family. Dogs and cats being the most common, can often live with us for 10- 15 years or more. They provide companionship, friendship, protection and love. Pets are comforting to the elderly, relieving the stress of loneliness and boredom. Pets can play an important role in our children’s daily lives.

I see and hear comments frequently from those who say losing a pet or “fur baby”, is as bad as losing a human. My question is, when did we come to the place where animal life is more important than human life?

The best example of this is the legalizing of abortion. Millions of babies have been slaughtered the last few decades with no sense of shame or remorse. Preserving bugs, spiders, birds and whales are other examples of animal life being as important or more important than human life.

I’m not saying taking care of our environment and conserving wildlife isn’t important. It is. But human life is by far more important. 

I’m certainly not an expert on this topic but it just frustrates me when I hear folks put more significance on pets than people.

I read a comment recently that stated, losing a fur baby is sometimes harder than losing a human! Are you kidding me?! I’ve had to put down a couple of pets through the years and believe me it’s not pleasant and it is difficult. I’ve also lost a daughter a few years back and when I hear you say losing the dog is harder…..well, you’ve lost your other mind! There is no comparison. I know….I’ve lived it. You will get over losing a pet, but never will you get over losing a loved one, especially a child or a spouse.

Come on! Wise up people!

Pet the dog and…

Cogitate on this…..


I want to comment on reactions by the Christian community to the recent remarks made by NFL star, Green Bay Packers quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, on Danika Patrick’s podcast.

He states be basically no longer believes in the God his parents taught him about growing up. He had an active life in church, and church sponsored youth activities. But now he says he can’t accept that a loving God would send someone to eternal damnation for not believing in Jesus.

It’s a common story. Religious theologies are shoved down the throats of our youth and if they yield to the temptations of the enemy, they oftentimes will abandon the fundementals of the Gospel they were taught. I have experienced that with some of my children, and I expect some of you have as well.

What I want to address is reaction to Aaron Rodger’s remarks. It’s already blowing up on social media. Christians are attacking him by telling him he is going straight to hell. They are saying he doesn’t deserve to be in the NFL Hall of Fame and doesn’t deserve the adoration of his fans. They are saying hateful things. I could go on, but you get the idea.

I’m not here as an Aaron Rodgers fan, I’m a Patrick Mahomes guy! But I am here to say, as believers we must approach this with love,compassion and prayer. It’s obvious the man is deceived. There is a lot of hurt and misunderstanding here. His relationship with his parents has been severed since 2014. Bridges have been burned and the result is separation, total deception and hurt.

Bottom line is this. Let’s not condemn the man. Lets react with compassion and love him with the love of God. What will happen if we all pray for him to have a God encounter resulting in peace and forgiveness. Lets pray for his family relationships to be restored and his Faith to be renewed.

Jesus is waiting for us to do this. Lets make Jesus smile today.

Cogitate on this….