I participated in an event put on by my local library last weekend. My cute cousin Deanna Chesley and I had some fun sharing our stories with children and their parents. “Chubbs: a blind cat learns to trust was a hit—the book can be found on Amazon. Take a look at the new coloring book that compliments the story—also on Amazon. #books for kids #inspirational #christmastime #emotionsandfeelings...
I was doing some “prime day” shopping on Amazon when I came across something unexpected. Many books including Chubbs’s story has a discount. It’s buy one get the 2nd book at 50% off. Could be a fun summer read for someone you know…our temperatures for last several days have been 117+. Today was only 106–LOL! Reading inside sounds pretty good to me! Happy Summer wherever you are! Prime day on Amazon goes until midnight on June 22. 😎...
I’d owned my new car for just one week, when I crashed into a parked car on my driveway. I didn’t check the camera, and didn’t listen for the beeps warning me that there was something behind me. Several thousand dollars later I resolved to look and listen before putting the pedal to the metal and charging out of my garage.
I kept this commitment…until one day I didn’t. I was in a hurry and distracted. Unbeknownst to me, a different car was parked on my driveway When I heard crunching metal, I cringed, knowing exactly what happened…again.
I began the walk down the path of “it wasn’t really my fault. If the car manufacturer had made the beep louder, this surely wouldn’t have happened…how was I supposed to hear something so quiet”???
Then I thought about the message of my children’s book “Chubbs: a blind cat learns to trust.” Chubbs’s experience of losing her sight, made learning to recognize and listen for the voices and sounds that she could trust—critical to her survival.
My 2nd mishap with my car reminded me that it’s never too late to learn to recognize the warnings—a beep indicating there is something behind my car, or perhaps recognizing thoughts and feelings that can bless me as I work out the dailiness of my life.
Chubbs’s story, is a comparison between her ability to listen to familiar sounds, that let her know she is safe and that her rescuer is nearby, to our learning to listen for the unique ways God’ Spirit whispers to us.
Danger and difficulty are a part of this life, but if I learn to Hear Him, maybe I can avoid some difficulties, and perhaps have strength beyond my own to handle the rest…...
A serious soon to be reader studying the beautiful illustrations of Chubbs’s life story.... From @bilingual_lifestyle:
We are excited to share an adorable children's book "Chubbs a blind cat learns to trust" by Sandra Sorenson-Kindt This is a sweet story about Grandma Sandy and her blind, adopted cat Chubbs. It's a wonderful book to raise awareness about blindness.
...A mangy alley cat isn’t at the top of anybody’s adoption list. Nevertheless, when Grandma Sandy scoops it up into her arms, her heart nudges her to take it home, and she listens. Grandma always trusts her feelings. Lots of tender care soon transforms the mangy cat into beautiful, round Chubbs. But when she loses her sight, will she listen to her feelings like Grandma and learn to trust the one who loves her most?
Chubbs: A Blind Cat learns to Trust is a faith-based, inspirational story about a cat who learns to trust her rescuer. The relationship between Chubbs and Grandma Sandy is a comparison to the relationship we have with God. Literally blind, Chubbs must learn how to navigate her world just like figuratively blind we must learn to depend on God’s Spirit to help us navigate our lives.
My new friend Calvin and I are reading outside in his moms fabulous garden! He introduced me to his new kitten—named Chubbs! (Such fun for me 🤗) https://amzn.to/32T0aAJ #everyoneneedsacatnamedChubbs #readingisfun...
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