Chapter 6 – A Trusting Squirrel and Many Others Of GOD’s Loving Animals

God Has Given Approval — Chapter 6 is dedicated to the loving animals that God Has Created!


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Dr. William Abraham graduated from Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.

He has specialized in heart failure & heart transplants.

Dr. Abraham has appeared in

The New England Journal of Medicine,

The Lancet,

The Journal of American Medical Association,


The European Heart Journal,

and The Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

He is in Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers list and as one of the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds.

After letting him see the cardiologist documentary, “To Hell and Back” (before I put it in Chapter 12 for you of this Testimonies and Miracles), Dr. Abraham sincerely liked it.

He read all of the book “How To Love GOD More” and highlighted it for his staff (before I put it in the preceding Chapter 5 – Experiences In Obeying The Greatest Commandment and Love for you).

After reading the “Testimony and Miracles” before it was put in Chapter 1 of this Testimonies and Miracles, Dr. Abraham was impressed by the Miracles that Jesus has been doing for me and wanted me to write more of the animals that God has brought into my life, which you will be able to see after you click on the “Older Comments” later in the “Thoughts” (Comments) section, Chaplain Phil ✝.




After I went through a tragedy at the end of 1985, God did not like what happened to me, and He Sent the wild animals to me!

The animals showed me new things and some bordering on the fantastic.

Though many naturally feared me, the wild animals came to love me and trust me.

Animals have feelings similar to us humans — they have fear and anger, if they do something awkward, they become embarrassed, and they have a surprising amount of intelligence and love.

The wild animals loved the genuine love I had for them.

God their Creator Has Made animals special — from even insects to large mammals.




Who provideth for the raven his food? when his young ones cry unto God        

Job 38:41a (KJV)




 What a large number of things You have made, O Lord!
    You made them all by wisdom.
     The earth is filled with Your creatures.

Psalm 104:24 (GW)




You created all of them
    by Your Spirit,
    and You give new life
    to the earth.

Psalm 104:30




Let every created thing give praise to The Lord, for He issued His command, and they came into being.

Psalm 148:5 (NLT)




Those who are righteous treat their animals humanely,
  but the compassion of the wicked is really inhumane.

Proverbs 12:10 (VOICE)



“Call to Me, and I will answer you; I will tell you wonderful and marvelous things that you know nothing about.

Jeremiah 33:3 (GNB)




Then I heard every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that are in them, saying:

“To Him Who sits on the throne and to The Lamb
    be blessing and honor and glory and power,
        forever and ever!”

Revelation 5:13 (MEV



Dino Kartsonakis is from New York.

He played at Carnegie Hall.

Dino was the pianist for Kathryn Kuhlman for many years.

He won the Grammy Award.

Dino, also, won the international Dove Award twice for Album of the Year & 5 times for Instrumentalist of the Year.



4 HIM has won 7 international Dove Awards.

4 HIM attended Evangel College in Missouri.

“Like a deer panting for the water . . .”




After I went through a tragedy at the end of 1985, God did not like what happened to me, and He Sent the wild animals to me!

The animals showed me new things and some bordering on the fantastic.

Though many naturally feared me, the wild animals came to love me and trust me.

Animals have feelings similar to us humans — they have fear and anger, if they do something awkward, they become embarrassed, and they have a surprising amount of intelligence and love.

The wild animals loved the genuine love I had for them.

God their Creator Has Made animals special — from even insects to large mammals.



From Virginia’s 1776 State Constitution:

“It is the mutual duty of  all to practice Christian forbearance, love, and charity towards each other.”, written by James Madison and George Mason.



James Madison was the 4th President of the United States of America and was responsible for much of the United States Constitution and The Bill Of Rights.



George  Mason was another Founder of America and he, also, contributed to The Bill Of Rights.









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105 thoughts on “Chapter 6 – A Trusting Squirrel and Many Others Of GOD’s Loving Animals

  1. For years my right eye has been a “popeye”. This summer GOD has healed my right eye — and now it is physically normal!

  2. There was this voice in my head telling me to walk in the other direction, and for some reason I listened to the voice, and for that I am alive and well today. Thank You God for saving my life on that specific day.

    Te gen tande vwa sa a nan tèt mwen an, di m’ fè mache nan tout direksyon pou kèk rezon mwen écouté t’ ap di yo, pou m’ anvi ak byen jodi a. Gras a Dye ou pou ekonomize lavi m’ jou sa a byen presi. (Kreyol) [Creole]

  3. I took some minutes to read the next chapter of the Holy Bible on the front porch.

    A bird came to the closest limb to me.

    It let out an ear piercing scream;
    it wanted my attention.

    Like many wild animals,
    the bird had a natural fear of me,
    but wanted to be closer to me,
    because it felt JESUS in me,
    as other animals have.

    When I talked to it,
    it no longer screamed,
    but responded to me with the same voice,
    calmly and not in its notorious scream.

    Afterwards I called a zoo and described the bird.

    The curator told me it was a Screaming Piha,
    and it lives in South America,
    especially in the Amazon jungle.

    JESUS likes what I have been doing and sent this surprising special bird to me from South America, as JESUS Has Been Doing for years Sending other wild animals!

    Chaplain Phil ✝

  4. This is my favorite Bible verse (Justine)

    For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

    (Las Cruces, NM)

  5. Because of God, I got to rededicate my life, choosing to live for Him, and not once since that day has He ever let me down. I am forever grateful for the life that I get to live because of The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

    Arlington, TX

  6. I was asked for some time to let other people know more of my experiences with the wild animals that God has put here on earth with us.

    This information is not found in the textbooks we were taught.
    Years ago the gas and electric company was cutting off major limbs of my maple tree between the sidewalk and the street.

    A handsome blue and black winged butterfly flew over and sat near and above me curiously looking for some time at what the crew was doing to the tree;
    this butterfly had the head about the size of the head of a pin and an even smaller brain,
    and we have been told by people that call themselves experts that animals’ intelligence is proportionate to the size of the brain,
    indicating that the butterflies intelligence is close to non-existent,
    and I have found this to be false blatancy by the Godless “experts”.

    While a company was blacktopping my driveway,
    the processing heat was temporarily burning the green grass in an area near the driveway.

    A grey-brown bird that I had not seen before,
    walked up without fear next to my leg and curiously looked at the fire burning in the green grass.

    I went to a mailbox on the street to drop in some mail;
    there was a medium sized, orange & brown butterfly tangled in an abandoned spider web.

    I broke it free and cleaned the butterfly up a bit from the spider web.

    It was weak from its failed struggle to get free.

    The butterfly sat on my finger,
    as I went home,
    and stayed there while I was in my house.

    I did what I could to revive its strength then I put it outside with the hope it would now survive.

    From time to time I would sit on the back porch.

    From the time I released the butterfly until the end of the year,
    this grateful butterfly would fly down and sit with me during the day every time I would sit on the back porch.

    Chaplain Phil ✝

  7. The first dog we had in my childhood was a pedigree Cocker Spaniel,
    we named “Samson”.

    With him we had 2 cats, “De” & “Lila”.

    Samson swam with us;
    and, when we went to the playground,
    Samson liked to climb up the tall slide and then slide down.

    De & Lila liked to play in the yard.

    Samson liked approval and had a deep love.

    Later while we had Duke, the great dog (About Duke is in Chapter 5 — Experiences In Obeying The Greatest Commandment and Love),
    we got a black and white kitten,
    which we named, “Chris”.

    When we brought Chris into the home,
    Duke felt hurt,
    like we did not love him so much.

    Chris grew up to be a small to medium sized cat, was neutered and became a killer.

    He killed our chameleon and didn’t eat it.

    Chris would go out in the fields and kill an animal about twice its size and brought it back to the yard.

    He went after the other cats in the neighborhood as if they were prey.

    He would come back from his cat fights sometimes wounded and with his lower jaw punctured,
    but once healed he would go out after the other cats again.

    Chris did not like much affection.

    Chris was killed by another animal.

    After the sad death of Duke,
    we bought a pedigree German Shepherd puppy;
    we called him Mark,
    and it had extra big paws,
    so we knew it would be a large dog.

    Similar to Duke,
    because we did not have a leash law in our city,
    Mark would greet the people and other dogs in the neighborhood.

    When Mark heard the squeak of the chinning bar in the garage,
    he would run and tackle my legs and held on while I did my chin ups;
    that is why I have long arms,
    and to this day can reach things that the average person cannot,
    even while I am sitting down and have been told I have “monkey arms’.

    When I sat in the swivel rocker reading the newspaper after Mark needed to be corrected,
    he would place his big forelegs between my feet and rest his head down on his legs and look up at me with his big brown eyes;
    I would look over the newspaper,
    and I tried to be firm with Mark,
    so that he would know better that he had done wrong,
    but before his time of discipline was up,
    he kept looking up at me with his sorrowful eyes unwavering even while I went back to reading the paper;
    but, before his time was up I made up with him, which we liked.

    I gave a Lynx a shelled half peanut,
    and the dangerous Lynx,
    who did not act wild with me,
    chewed & chewed for about a minute, and then the half peanut fell out of its mouth,
    though the Lynx had tried to please me;
    similarly, I gave Mark a raisin on the way to Quebec, Canada,
    and he would chew & chew,
    and it would fall out of his mouth whole,
    and we tried this again a number of times with the same result — Mark was really funny.

    When I gave Mark a hug,
    I called him “Mark-toots”.

    The neighbors 2 properties away did not know how to treat their Wire Terrier and had it leashed up to a running wire throughout the day with not enough love;
    Mark was not full grown,
    when he went over to say his “Hi” to this Wire Terrier,
    but the Wire Terrier bit Mark instead;
    Mark bit back and left immediately.

    Mark’s one powerful bite had broken through the Wire Terrier’s bone.

    These colder neighbors said we had to get rid of Mark.

    We were shocked at the turn of events.

    Because Mark was smart and loving, we tried to get Mark into a seeing eye dog school,
    but they told us he was too big.

    My Dad brought him to the Wright Patterson Air Force Base,
    because Mark would be a good sentry dog to help our nation,
    and everything seemed to go well with the visit,
    and Dad said good-bye to Mark.

    During the Winter my Dad went up to the Air Force Base to see how Mark was doing,
    because Dad loved Mark, too.

    Mark was not at the Air Force Base.

    It turns out a sergeant decided to keep this special dog for himself.

    Dad found out where the sergeant lived.
    He, also,
    found Mark living outside — chained to a tree in the cold snow.

    Dad was angry and told the sergeant he was taking Mark (you can read how Dad beat up a sergeant in Chapter 9 — The 7th Best Pilot In The Army Air Corps Movie).

    How surprised and happy we were when the big tanned coat Mark arrived with Dad to our home.

    We knew we would not be able to keep Mark,
    and Dad found Mark a new owner.

    Much later Dad took me to see Mark in an adjacent city.

    When we got inside of Mark’s home,
    Mark was considerably bigger and now had a dark coat of hair over much of his body.

    Mark did not recognize Dad or me,
    and his roaring bark at us seemed to shake the windows.

    As soon as I said “Mark-toots”,
    he recognized me, cried, ran over to me, and happily licked my face.

    Mark was a powerful and loving dog.

    While I was in college,
    my parents obtained a pedigree small poodle puppy.
    and they named him, “Tinker”.

    While still a puppy,
    Tinker would go next door and play with a full grown St. Bernard.

    When I was in town,
    I would take Tinker for walks,
    and he kept up with me with his little legs moving fast until he wore out,
    and I had to carry him the rest of the way.

    He loved to go for rides, too, and would sit on my chest and left arm while I drove and would look out the window.

    Before and after my Dad passed on,
    I owned my own business for years and did not have time to take a vacation for the first 7 years of business,
    and I was not able to spend time playing with Tinker,
    as I would have liked to,
    but Tinker was compliant with the change and adjusted well.

    Besides the regular dog commands,
    I found out that Tinker,
    in his older years, was able to understand what our family were saying to each other,
    even though Tinker could not talk,
    of which I was surprised and gave me even more respect and understanding of animals.

    Tinker turned out to be an intelligent and brave dog.

    Our love for animals should not take away the time nor place for Loving GOD,
    WHO Created these animals.

    Pets are important for children’s development;
    but, once grown-up and the children are raised,
    it is better to spend that time loving and communicating with THE CREATOR more for the rest of this life and into eternity,
    then to get and spend time with another pet after the last one has sadly passed on.

    who exchanged the truth of GOD for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than THE CREATOR, WHO is blessed forever. Amen. Romans 1:25 (NKJV).

    Because I spend more time with GOD now, instead of daily time with pets, GOD still sends loving wild animals to me, as you can see in this Chapter 6.

    Chaplain Phil ✝

  8. God created the animals, so that they could praise Him.
    Williamsburg, Kentucky
    “Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow!
    Praise Him all creatures here below!”
    From the Doxology.

  9. God created animals for us to love and care for. They provide us with sustenance and companionship.

    North Carolina

  10. The male cardinal that hopped up to me in the Testimony in Chapter 1,
    I named “Willie”,
    who was married to “Wilma” (yes they are loyal mates).

    Right after my relapse in June, 1986,
    Willie was the first wild animal THE HOLY SPIRIT Sent to me.

    When I fed them peanuts,
    Willie had a strong enough beak to break open the outer shell.

    However, with Wilma,
    her beak was not as strong,
    and I had to break open the shell for her.

    They would not come to other humans,
    and when people visited,
    they sat a fair distance away to see one of these cardinals come up to me.

    When their baby cardinal left their nest,
    Willie & Wilma let me gently rub the baby cardinal’s chest,
    while it was perched in a branch near me.

    An albino cardinal was born in the neighborhood, as well,
    and the other cardinals treated it royally.

    Willie came & let me know when Wilma died (of old age) — it was a sad day.

    After Willie and Wilma, I called all cardinals, “Willie” and “Wilma”.

    Even years later there were cardinals that wanted to be with me.
    A raven (which is considerably larger than a crow) came every day,
    after I talked to it — I learned how to talk to wild animals since 1986 with the Help of THE HOLY SPIRIT.

    ✝ You can get your water from that stream,
    and I have commanded ravens to bring food to you there.”

    So Elijah did what THE LORD told him to do.
    He went to live near Kerith Ravine,
    east of the Jordan River.

    Ravens brought Elijah food every morning and every evening,
    and he drank water from the stream.

    1 Kings 17:4-6 (ERV)
    The Holy Bible ✝

    Every morning when I started my Prayers out loud,
    the raven heard me and would start cawing,
    which didn’t help the beginning of my Prayers.

    I stopped talking to the raven, and it eventually left.

    Years earlier a group of cardinals would come to my bedroom window sill for a long time,
    & as soon as I finished my morning Prayers with GOD,
    they would begin singing — how polite and respectful they were!

    One of the male cardinals at that time would follow me when I left my home,
    even in my car for a distance.
    Last year, there was a male cardinal,
    who wanted to be with me,
    after it saw some snow birds being with me while I was on the back porch.

    This male cardinal would actually get jealous when some purple martins liked being with me.

    It would sit on the back porch and sing for much of the day.

    When I was in my bedroom during the day,
    this cardinal would gently come up to the bedroom window with its body and flutter its wings against the window.

    One evening when I was getting in late,
    I heard some fussing nearby,
    and I turned and it was the cardinal,
    who was not happy about me being away so long until twilight;
    when I greeted him, he was happy again.

    When they need to,
    the cardinals do fight other birds.

    The female cardinals close-up are beautiful &
    the male cardinal is brilliant.

    The official State bird of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia, is the cardinal.

    Chaplain Phil ✝

  11. Waking up every morning and my good health is witnessing Jesus everyday in my life.

    Malojloj, Guam

  12. There was a decorative 4×4 – posts white fence
    (of which at least one stranger stopped about 90 feet from the avenue and came down &
    rang the doorbell &
    complimented me about the fence)
    in front of the front porch.

    On the first day that I went out on the front porch to start my recuperation from the relapse,
    GOD sent a blue jay to the front porch
    [which you can read more about in the first Testimony in the red link in Testimony and Miracles, in Chapter One].

    While the blue jay was playing with me taking peanuts and dropping into bushes over 100 feet away in flight,
    a robin came near the porch and bopped the blue jay’s head with its red chest while both were flying.

    This repeated and the blue jay flew to a post on the left side of the fence and the robin came to a post on the right side of the fence with both looking at me on the porch.

    [Once they knew they could trust me the wild animals, including the robin and the blue jay, would allow me to see things, that they didn’t show other people (nor me before).]

    THE HOLY SPIRIT sent them to me, and they felt JESUS, their CREATOR (John 1 and John 20) in my heart.]

    The blue jay and the robin wanted me to “hold court” and be the judge for both wanted justice.

    The blue jay was pleading with me in its way, and the robin had the attitude of being in the right.

    I let the blue jay know not to eat the robin’s eggs and told the bigger robin not to bop the blue jay’s head.

    GOD had them understand what I said,
    and the robin stopped hitting the blue jay’s head with its chest.
    Days later I brought out a portable audio cassette player and plugged it into the front porch.

    I listen to only Christian music for the musicians and Singers give their best for GOD,
    instead of the lesser quality non-Christian music,
    which is done for money and vanity.

    The wild animals seemed to agree.

    When I put the Christian music,
    whatever the Christian type style,
    more of the animals would come up on the porch where I was.

    The only music the robin liked was Christian classical music,
    such as Handel’s MESSIAH and J. S. Bach.

    The robins liked to come up on the porch with me.

    I wanted to give them something to eat and would toss a shelled half of a peanut to them,
    they would initially politely move the peanut with the beak but not eat it, because the robins eat fishing worms and insects.

    The robins wanted me to think they were more important than the other animals,
    and they eventually ate some of the peanuts,
    even though they did not like it compared with their regular food.
    The robins trusted me so much that they showed something that I never heard of or seen before.

    I looked up from my lounge chair, and my neighbor pointed out there was a dead robin under the white 4×4 fence.

    The robin actually looked like road-kill — distortedly sprawled on the ground with mouth open and no movement.

    [Instead of the neighborhood dead animals rotting on the ground and being eaten by smaller animals,
    the other neighborhood animals humbly and lovingly let me know they liked me giving more honor to animals that had died.

    Even though I did,
    I would put on disposable gloves and placed the deceased animal in a plastic bag and put the animal in the bag in the garbage can,
    and even though it was not a burial that we humans are used to,
    it pleased the other animals to give their deceased considered attention.]

    Before I went to get the gloves,
    the robin moved — it purposely played dead to attract the ants that were over the robins body,
    and the robin ate the ants that were on its body.

    The robin liked me enough to show me how clever it was.

    What a surprise.
    Except for the mockingbird, the robin is about the last birds to go to sleep, and the robin sings a soft song before sleeping.
    Over 1/2 a year ealiier,
    when I was in the hospital for over 4 weeks,
    my family doctor since I was a child,
    who saw me every day,
    told me he saw a robin in our area for the first time that did not fly south for the winter.

    As the years followed,
    more robins, also, stayed for the winter,
    they would travel in flocks together,
    and the robins especially lived on the winter berries on the bushes and my holly trees.

    The mockingbirds that I have known have a distinct beautiful song that they sing when they are around me in addition to the other songs they sing,
    even though they also mimick other birds, insects, and amphibians.

    The mockingbird does not associate with other birds and likes to be a loner and is a fighter.

    The mockingbird won’t eat birdseed, peanuts, and the like.

    One mockingbird liked me enough that it flew up to my hand and affectionately moved its bill right next to my finger
    (a morning dove and a downy woodpecker did the same at different times).

    Near the front porch there was a number of holly trees with red berries on them during the winter;
    one winter a mockingbird had established its territory on the front porch;
    a flock of winter robins,
    whom I like,
    as well,
    came to the front porch area;
    the “lone ranger” mockingbird took on the entire flock and was winning;
    I let the mockingbird know to treat the robins nicely;
    unfortunately, the mockingbird thought I preferred the robins over the mockingbird,
    and the mockingbird left and did not come back.

    I was on the back porch,
    and a robin brought its 2 adolescent robins to be with me.
    Years later I was walking on the sidewalk,
    and a flock of robins wanted to be with me,
    because of JESUS being in my heart,
    after flying in,
    robins left their bushes and trees and came down to the ground in front of me.

    The robins liked my attention and the way I talked to them.
    I was sitting on a porch,
    and a robin in the yard was exceptionally joyful toward me;
    I didn’t know why until the robin suddenly died of a natural cause in front of me.
    When I was looking out of my bedroom window,
    a robin came to the window sill looking at me and began hopping happily from one end of the window sill to the other back and forth in front of me.

    Another time a robin came to the bedroom window sill,
    and I talked to it, as usual.

    The robin looked up at me into my eyes,
    and tried to talk to me.

    The robin understood somehow what I was saying,
    and the robin wanted to talk with me, too,
    but the robin didn’t even sing this time, it just moved its mouth (beak) trying to talk to me but no sound came out.

    I felt sorry for this robin especially,
    and it touched my heart.

    The love that these robins have!

    We have not received the spirit of the world. GOD has given us HIS HOLY SPIRIT that we may know about the things given to us by Him. 1 Corinthians 2:12 (NLV)

    Our GOD is an awesome GOD.

    The Robin is the State bird of Wisconsin and Connecticut.

    The Mockingbird is the State bird of Tennessee, South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Texas.

    Chaplain Phil ✝

  13. I have found and experienced that animals from bug to buffalo have, each,
    different personalities like humans.

    Animals like love.

    They are happy, sad, or fearful.
    If wild animals (they have a natural man-fearing spirit, which GOD Has orderly Given them) trust you,
    they will like to visit you and sometimes show you things about them that they have not shown other human beings.

    I have found that a number of animals like to even play with me, as well.
    Long before the relapse in the 1st Testimony (toward the beginning in Chapter One),
    there was a squirrel that had taken an apple and was eating it at the top of my apple tree.

    I yelled at the squirrel to leave,
    but the squirrel just sat there,
    as it thought it was a privilege some how for me to look at it while it ate the apple.

    I went into the house and got a javelin object,
    came out,
    and threw it like a javelin at the squirrel and hit it.

    The squirrel rapidly left and my neighbor complimented me on my accuracy.

    Weeks later,
    I was walking up the over 100 foot driveway,
    when a crippled squirrel came along near me on the bank next to the driveway and walked along with me on its crippled leg,
    gently wanting me to see the permanent damage I had done to it weeks earlier — this changed my understanding of God’s animals.
    The squirrel in the 1st Testimony (Chapter One),
    I named Harriet and her husband I named Harry.
    Both were gentle and came to me and even into the house;
    even so,
    they are wild animals and did not like the outside door closed when they are in the house.

    Harriet was concerning and considerate.

    THE HOLY SPIRIT Sent Harriet months before,
    long before she was full grown to me,
    when I was busted up.

    Harriet had different appropriate expressions on her face and was a loving squirrel and liked to play.
    While I was recuperating on the front porch in the lounge chair,
    for one time only,
    about a 1/2 a dozen squirrels at the same time,
    came up on the porch and each with a different personality;
    as examples,
    one would come to me curiously and meekly,
    and another would dramatically jump on the porch with the playful attitude of “look at me,
    I am so special for being with you”.

    After watching Harriet with me,
    they wanted to take her place with me and be my only pet squirrel,
    but I was not going to leave Harriet.

    After Harriest had a litter of 2 baby squirrels,
    I did not see her anymore.

    I believe Harriet was killed.
    Harriet had a daughter,
    which I called Henrietta.

    It seemed that the extra love that GOD Had Given Harriet — HE Had Given a double portion to Henrietta.

    Instead of naturally zig-zagging her way to me,
    Henrietta would trustingly come directly to me.

    Henrietta always retracted her claws into her paws when she was with me.

    Henrietta would put her loving paw on my finger,
    and she really loved people;
    she would do this with my family and a friend, too.

    When I was standing,
    Henrietta would jump to my chest for me to hold her.

    Even when I was sitting on the back porch,
    she would climb up on my lap,
    and you can see Henrietta in the first pictures on this page.

    Henrietta would, also, climb up and sit on my shoulder and was well balanced on my shoulder, and she smelled like a deer.

    The neighbors loved her.

    Other wild animals in the neighborhood saw her with me, too.
    While I was standing on the back porch,
    the neighborhood opossum came up toward the corner of the house and stopped and looked up to me to give it permission to proceed forward next to the house.

    I let the opossum know it could go ahead and then it proceeded.

    The opossum gently made it clear to me later,
    that it wanted to be my backyard pet.

    Even when a man in the city came down the driveway into the backyard the opossum walked right up to him to be petted.
    Like a pet dog,
    an opossum smiled with me.

    Opossums are related to the koala bear and the kangaroo (I was later fortunate to walk with a tall kangaroo hopping along side of me,
    and then it hopped away).

    There was, also,
    a raccoon in the neighborhood who would later come up to me to cuddle.

    The raccoon was loving and polite and would not get into the garbage cans,
    as the other raccoons had done before.

    When I went out and lay down in the lounge chair in the backyard under the apple tree,
    there was a larger raccoon that liked to walk next to me in the lounge chair,
    climb the apple tree,
    and go to sleep above and near me.

    David Whittle,
    whom you may have read about the bear he fought in the 1st Testimony in Chapter One,
    and I left the towns and went for a ride,
    listening to Christian music,
    and ate at a picnic bench in a park down in the State,
    which we had not been to before;
    a raccoon came up onto the table,
    reached into the lunch bag like it was his privilege and quickly brought an apple out,
    and that was his lunch.

    Squirrels do not have rabies,
    but from time to time other animals carry rabies,
    including raccoons.
    Hazel was the next squirrel after Henrietta,
    and she would only come up onto the back porch.

    Hazel always had a smile on her face.
    Another squirrel,
    which I did not name liked to come up onto the back porch,
    around the same time as Hazel;
    unlike Hazel,
    it would like to growl when with me and was rough, but it was cute.

  14. God created animals for us to love and care for.
    Dios creó animales para que nosotros los amemos y nos cuidemos.
    Palatine, Illinois

  15. When I was not full grown,
    my family and I found a male house sparrow in the evening that had been hit by a car on the avenue.

    We took him to the basement and gently wrapped him in a rag.

    He appreciated what we were doing for him.

    He was trusting and cute.

    We gave him a drink of water from a thimble,
    which he gently accepted.

    The sparrow’s injury was too severe,
    and, sadly, he died in the morning.
    “Aren’t five sparrows sold for two pennies?

    Yet not one sparrow is forgotten by God.

    Luke 12:6 (GNT)
    When the sparrows saw that the other animals could trust me after the relapse,
    they would come up to me, too.

    When one of the house sparrows was happy about something,
    it would come to me and wanted me to share its happiness,
    which is interesting.

    Unlike some of the other birds,
    the house sparrows do not control their poo poo as they should.
    and I scolded them for it.

    I remember a cute male sparrow,
    after disciplining,
    looked up at me to see if it was OK for him to take a bath in a newly rained water puddle;
    after I indicated to him it was OK,
    he went into the water and had fun.
    One male house sparrow brought his not full grown daughter to me a number of times,
    even while I was talking with a neighbor;
    he and his daughter were patient and cute.

    After the house sparrow daughter was grown more,
    she would come up to me and put her open beak on my big toe,
    when I was barefoot.

    If I was not outside enough for her,
    she would get mad at me.
    House sparrows are about 6 inches long and weigh less than 1/10th of a pound.

    If they like you they will fly close to you (other birds do this, too).

    House sparrows get along well with me and some other people.

    Some house sparrows like to be treated as indoor house pets,
    and have been treated like a parakeet.

    House sparrows live in different continents around the world.
    There are a number of other types of sparrows,
    besides the house sparrow.

    One of these is the larger white-throated sparrows,
    which have come up onto my windowsill,
    while they saw me looking out the window.

    The white-throated sparrow is cute, also,
    in its behavior before me,
    and likes me to look at it.

    The song sparrow is significantly smaller than the house sparrow.

    The song sparrow makes a loud song that lasts about 2 to 4 seconds.

    I went to a location at least once a week,
    and there was a song sparrow,
    which I could not see,
    in a tree that I walked near.

    It let out its loud song,
    and I would say, “Hi”, to it.

    This went on for a number of occasions.

    Finally, when I came there again in my car,
    it appeared and sat close to my car on a metal post in front of my car.

    When I got out of the car,
    the song sparrow made a loud song to get my attention.

    I stood there and talked to it for awhile and the song sparrow was quite content.

    A mockingbird liked the interaction between the song sparrow and myself,
    for the following time I came there,
    the mockingbird basically did the same thing with me and liked it.


    Lord God All-Powerful,
    my King and my God,
    sparrows find a home
    near Your altars;
    swallows build nests there
    to raise their young.

    Psalm 84:3 (CEV)

    Chaplain Phil ✝

  16. God created animals and its good that He did because they all have specialized roles in the environment and in our lives.


    Chesapeake, Virginia

  17. During the time I was on the front porch after the tragic relapse,
    a red-bellied woodpecker watched the other birds and wanted to be with me;
    however, it flew down and sat above the front door at the transom window.

    The red-bellied woodpecker stayed there for quite some time;
    it naturally feared me,
    but, also, wanted to be with me,
    because JESUS is in my heart.

    The red-belled woodpecker did this on different days and flew away after awhile each time.

    A red-bellied woodpecker,
    also, came up onto my bedroom windowsill,
    when I was near the window.
    The downy woodpecker is the smallest woodpecker in North America.

    It is called, “downy”, because of its soft feathers.

    When I am outside,
    the downy woodpecker comes to a tree nearest me,
    and rhythmically pecks at the tree;
    and, watching it move on the tree is quite relaxing,
    and the downy woodpecker relates to me watching it.

    This small bird is quite loving.

    One time only,
    a downy woodpecker came to my hand,
    opened its bill,
    and gently put the side of my finger in its mouth;
    the downy woodpecker was adorable.
    A flicker is larger than the red-bellied woodpecker.

    It acts quite independent and basically does what it wants to.

    A flicker,
    as large as it is,
    also, came up onto my windowsill.

    The song of the flicker is so relaxing it “melts the bones”.
    The pileated woodpecker is a shy woodpecker.

    It is the largest woodpecker in North America.

    When I was walking in the park near Germantown,
    there was a pileated woodpecker on the backside of a large tree that liked to play peek-a-boo with me.
    Our Loving GOD Has Created wonderous woodpeckers.

    Chaplain Phil ✝

  18. A 4×4 A-frame was put under the largest limb of the apple tree,
    next to the back porch,
    because the limb would sag more from the annual weight of the McIntosh apples.

    The tree eventually died after living for 20 to 30 years.

    The A-frame looked OK and stayed.

    Later I saw a big female deer lying down right under the A-frame.

    The doe looked up to me wanting me to accept her being there,
    while I first watched her from the kitchen window.

    In an evening shortly after that,
    the doe lay down for the night in the far corner of the backyard.

    I, then, lay down on the back porch bench and told her I was going to rest there while she was laying down.

    From that point on the doe knew she was accepted and treated the back, side, and front yard, as her home.

    I received a call from a neighbor telling me that a deer was lying down like a yard ornament on the front northeast corner of my home,
    showing off the house.

    She would eat and perfectly trim the backyard row of bushes (as good as a fine gardener) and would not poop anywhere in the yard — she wanted to be accepted.

    If the doe thought she didn’t do something right in front of me,
    she would become embarrassed and try to gently correct it.

    This intelligent creature GOD Created was tall and stately up close.

    The doe liked the way I talked to her with JESUS in my heart,
    and showed it in her eyes.

    She left for awhile and came back later into the yard with 2 partially grown fawns with the white spots on them.

    The fawns liked the way I talked to them, too,
    and had love for me.

    One of the fawns was a male,
    and after growing up would come back to play.

    The buck now with antlers thought it was fun to knock over the bird bath.

    After either fixing or replacing the bird bath a number of times,
    I became angry.

    The next time he knocked over the bird bath,
    I marched right up to the playful buck about inch from his face and told him to stop,
    & immediately he bolted away, and I never saw him again.

    I love and honor GOD.

    Chaplain Phil ✝

  19. Psalm 73:26
    My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

    Garland, Texas

  20. When I was a child,
    my parents took me to Yosemite National Park a couple of times.

    After we came out of the tunnel entering Yosemite,
    we would park in front of a low rock wall,
    to view the magnificent Yosemite valley,
    and a cute, friendly chipmunk would come on to the rock wall right up to the people,
    and to my hand.

    Each time we went to Yosemite,
    I rode on Diamond a black pony with a white diamond shape on its forehead,
    which I still pleasantly remember.
    Ponies are smaller than horses.

    Ponies are friendly and intelligent,
    and they have broader foreheads than horses.

    A number of ponies know how to & do open and close their stalls.
    More recently,
    I was travelling on a beautiful country road in Kentucky
    (where I had been before at different times)
    shortly after dawn.

    As I came to a right angle bend in the road,
    there was a pony leading a row of horses on a worn path out of the woods,
    out on to the road,
    and back to their horse farm.

    They walked uniform, quiet, and fast without trotting.

    As organized as they were,
    it seems that the pony lets the horses out and brings them back every morning.

    There were no people around.

    Based upon what I had seen at other times of other animals that they owned there, the owners there love their animals and treat them well.
    GOD Loves children and chipmunks & ponies.

    Chaplain Phil ✝

  21. When I was younger,
    my dad took me to Camp American Legion in Wisconsin,
    and they had the most friendly chipmunks;
    they would literally climb on you and hang out.

    Animals are amazing, because they are beautiful creatures [from God].


    Madison, Wisconsin

  22. Last winter, my car went off the road and the damage to my vehicle prevented the engine from starting again.
    Not having my phone, possibly not visible from the road any longer, and without heat it is fair to say I was in a potentially dire situation. Seeking comfort in Jesus, Who I knew was with me, I spoke to Him – comfortably, as I always do – “God, looks like I’ve gotten myself in a pickle again. Please grant me some aid or some insight in what I should do”. Not long after, I saw a light, not a metaphysical light, but a flashlight.
    I was discovered by a man walking his dog. He had a phone and we were able to call for help. While we waited, I asked what brought him out here. He said he was taking his dog for a walk and simply chose a direction and eventually came upon me. I can’t help but thank Jesus for influencing the man’s choice of direction. He could have gone anywhere but instead came straight to me and saved me from a long, cold, and possibly dangerous night.
    Thank you, Jesus. Yet again, You were looking out for me.

    Rapid City, South Dakota

  23. When I was around 7 years old,
    I rushed around a street corner and out of a rock wall a number of yellowjackets flew from their nest at me,
    and I was stung a number of times.
    Yellowjackets are aggressive and will mark a person & pursue;
    unlike the honey bee, the yellowjacket can sting multiple times.

    They are “crazy” about sugars and carbohydrates.

    Too many times yellowjackets would come and aggressively “bug” me,
    especially when I was eating outside.

    One time I was having lunch at a picnic table,
    and a yellowjacket,
    boldly came right into my food and aggressively threatened me.

    I told it to leave & the yellowjacket did not obey me,
    as other animals would;
    and, I killed it.
    They swarmed around me like bees,
    but they burned out as quickly as a brush fire;
    by the power of THE LORD I destroyed them.

    Psalm 118:12 (GNT)
    The Holy Bible
    Later, about 2005,
    I was in a swimming pool with a small overhang around it; bugs could get into the pool,
    but could not get out.

    I saw a yellowjacket in the pool,
    and I splashed it out of the pool &
    it landed above the edge of the swimming pool on the cement.

    I came up close to it with my face,
    because it could not fly until it dried out,
    and, its face was toward me.

    I had saved its life.

    Later after the yellowjacket had dried out,
    it gave me an acknowledging flyover,
    just above my head, and then it left.

    After that the yellowjackets did not bother me in the region where I lived!

    Years later I moved to another part of the country.

    While I was eating out on a patio, an aggressive yellowjacket wanted to have its way and landed in the middle of my bowl of salsa to bug me.

    Obviously it did not get the “vibes” or the “buzz” from the yellowjackets 750 miles away.

    Chaplain Phil ✝

  24. It’s good that God created animals for our pleasure and for God’s pleasure.

    Colonial Baptist church
    Wintersville Ohio

    1. God has created animals for us to appreciate His creations and value of life.

      Dieu a créé animals pour que nous apprécions Ses créations et sa valeur de vie.

  25. “Have you given the horse strength?

    Have you clothed his neck with thunder?

    Can you make him afraid like a grasshopper?

    The glory of his nostrils is awesome.

    He paws in the valley and rejoices in his strength;

    Job 39:26 (MEV)
    The Holy Bible
    When I was growing up in Kentucky,
    a neighbor had a large pasture land,
    with one horse,
    a stallion,
    living on it.

    I would go over to his fence,
    and he would come up to me.
    It is fun to go to State parks and go horseback riding,
    where available,
    and, also, see areas on horseback that are not visible from roads.

    President Reagan liked horseback riding, too.

    Remember the pony moving freely that I saw in the morning near the country road in Kentucky in this Page 2 — Chapter 6 comments?

    Nearby there on another day,
    I was driving on the same road near where the pony was,
    and there was a fenced in horse that whinnied to me,
    as I was driving by after the curve in the road.

    There was no other cars,
    so I stopped & backed up the car some to talk to it,
    and the horse liked it and the attention,
    and after awhile I said nicely good-by.

    After you finish this chapter,
    you can read about something similar (in Chapter 7 — Jem Dulay of The Philippines) with 2 horses & the special event that happened.
    I would take breaks and go down to the Bluegrass country in Fayette County and the counties surrounding it and sometimes take a friend with me.

    It is a special place and there is no other place in the world like it.

    Near Georgetown, Kentucky is the Kentucky Horse Park,
    which is fascinating to go to,
    and where Queen Elizabeth (whom you can later see in Chapter 11 – Lambeth Palace in Great Britain) visited.

    From their stable,
    I rode a perky & fast horse on a fairly long trail in the bluegrass country,
    including young thoroughbreds coming up to their fence to watch me ride by,
    and the trail in Bluegrass country was surreal and a one-of-a-kind experience.

    A friend of mine,
    who has Prayed for me every day,
    built his own banjo and his Christian bluegrass band played at the Kentucky Horse Park.

    At other times in the Bluegrass country,
    I would go right up the driveways of the magnificent horse farms.

    The owners let me know I could feed the horses,
    as long as I pulled grass to feed them and not spoil them with an apple or a carrot.

    The thoroughbreds I fed liked being with me and were graceful for their large size.
    At a family reunion in Ohio there was a horse pasture.

    The horse came up, and I went over and spent time with the likeable horse.

    In awhile, the horse knelt down in front for me to ride.

    Bareback riding is fun with by having legs firmly on the horse;
    steering the horse is easy by using a good horse’s mane to go left or right and pulling back gently on the mane to stop.
    Horses have different personalities, and there are some fine horses.

    And I saw Heaven open,
    and behold a white horse,
    and HE that sat upon him was called FAITHFUL AND TRUE, and HE judgeth and fighteth righteously.

    And HIS eyes were as a flame of fire,
    and on HIS head were many crowns:
    and HE had a name written,
    that no man knew but HIMSELF.

    And HE was clothed with a garment dipped in blood,
    and HIS name is called,

    And the hosts which were in Heaven,
    followed HIM upon white horses,
    clothed with fine linen white and pure.

    Revelation 19:11-14
    (The Geneva Bible 1599 — This is the same Holy Bible that the Puritans used when they came over on the Mayflower and landed in what is now Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620)

    Chaplain Phil ✝

  26. The second that my daughter was born, I then learned what God’s love is and I was enlightened to teach my family the word of God.
    Milpitas, California

  27. One day when the crowds were being baptized,
    JESUS HIMSELF was baptized.

    As HE was Praying,
    the heavens opened,
    in bodily form,
    descended on HIM like a dove.

    And a Voice from Heaven Said,
    “YOU are MY dearly Loved SON,
    and YOU bring ME great joy.”

    Luke 3:21,22 (NLT)
    My first closer encounter with a dove was when I woke up with a mourning dove cooing on my bedroom window sill.

    It was comforting.

    Unlike white doves,
    mourning doves will fight other birds when annoyed.

    A little later,
    a pair of doves built a nest right outside my dining room window in the holly tree and raised their young there.

    When I was outside,
    their nest was about as high as my chest,
    and they allowed me to approach the nest without flying away.

    This went on for years.

    Finally I went up to the mourning dove on the nest and petted the dove.

    The dove did not fly away,
    but the next year & afterwards,
    they did not build the nest there again.

    Once a mourning dove not on a nest nestled its face against my index finger,
    but a mourning dove does not want us to approach & touch it — if there is any touching,
    the mourning dove is the one that does it.

    Similar & later a man told me that mourning doves nested next to his home every year,
    and he cried in front of me,
    when he told me that the pair of doves did not come back the next year,
    after he touched one on the nest.
    The white dove is really a “lovey-dovey”.

    I have petted white doves and they liked it.

    The white dove is, also, gentle and loyal.

    If you have time to treat them right and want pet birds,
    I would recommend a pair of white doves over about any other birds.
    Oh, that I had wings like a dove;
    then I would fly away and rest!

    Psalm 55:6 (NLT)

    Chaplain Phil ✝

  28. Does a hawk learn from you how to fly when it spreads its wings toward the south?
    Job 39:26 (GNT)
    While I was at the kitchen table,
    I saw a falcon in a tree a few properties away.

    The falcon flew up to me and hit its head on the kitchen window trying to be with me.

    (It had seen other birds with me outside before.)

    It wound up stunned sitting on the fence post nearest the house.
    I went outside,
    and even though it liked me,
    I talked mean to the falcon while it was getting its bearings,
    because I didn’t want the chance of the falcon to hurt or kill the other birds that were friendly with me.

    The falcon did not come back.

    Falcons can be fine and loving pets and have,
    also, been trained to hunt animals for its human friend.
    I was in the backyard with the birds,
    and the house sparrows rushed away very fast in panic to the bushes,
    quickly followed by a quicker flash into the bushes,
    which was a sparrowhawk.

    The sparrowhawk made a sound afterward while in the bush,
    almost apologetically to me,
    probably because it sensed I was not happy it was there.

    The sparrowhawk did not come back.

    The sparrowhawk is the smallest hawk and is the fastest animal in the world.
    I was going on an extended walk into another neighborhood,
    and I saw a red tailed hawk with a rope around its neck.

    The rope extended from its neck for about 9 yards.

    I talked nicely to the red tailed hawk,
    as I do for most animals,
    and from then on it followed me.

    After I got home,
    the red tailed hawk made it clear it liked me and stayed on a limb across from my bedroom window.

    Within a few days the red tailed hawk managed to get the rope off of its neck.

    The red tailed hawk is the largest hawk for most of the United States and has a large appetite.

    Some bluejays came and harassed the red tailed hawk to leave,
    as they had successfully done with other predators,
    but the red tailed hawk acted like it was the king of the hawks,
    refused to leave,
    and took down one of the bluejays to the ground,
    beating the bluejay up in front of the other bluejays.

    The red tailed hawk did not kill any animals in front of me,
    but a neighbor told me that it was killing and eating squirrels and mourning doves, terrorizing other parts of the neighborhood.

    After I talked mean to it,
    the red tailed hawk left the neighborhood.
    Sometime later,
    there was a falcon that was looking at me from on top of a building in a shopping center, as I was driving on a busy 4 lane road.

    GOD Gave falcons good perception,
    and a number of animals,
    including falcons,
    have perceived the Love Of JESUS in me.

    The falcon flew down next to the driver’s window of my car and loving showed off for me close to my face
    — flying the same speed as my car for some distance
    and I could have reached out and touched the falcon!

    They include red kites, black kites and all kinds of falcons.
    Deuteronomy 14:13 (NIRV)

    Chaplain Phil ✝

  29. I was feeling broken and on my way to another day of work. Before pulling out onto the main road, I said, “God, I need a miracle.” and pulled out right in front of someone; the car must’ve been in my blind spot and somehow he missed me.

    Hayden, Idaho

  30. Believe in God first and then you can believe in yourself. Love God first and then you can love yourself. Because without Him to understand your spirit being you’re empty spirituallly, emotionally, physically and mentally.
    Tulsa, Oklahoma

  31. ostriches, nighthawks, seagulls, all types of falcons,
    Leviticus 11:16 (GW)
    When I was a child,
    I lived near the Pacific Ocean,
    and I liked the sound that the seagulls made.

    Later in life, I was at Chesapeake Bay.

    It was cold and heavily overcast.

    I came across a large gathering of seagulls,
    and they flew away from me in a pattern,
    as I approached.
    Another time, I received a phone call from a pastor,
    who owned a number of radio stations,
    and he asked me if I wanted to go to Cedar Point,
    because he had 2 free passes.

    I said, “Yes”,
    for Cedar Point is the roller coaster capital of the world,
    and I had not been there before.

    Cedar Point is an island on Lake Erie,
    and a causeway was built to make a connection from the mainland to the island.
    After enjoying a number of roller coasters,
    I bought a snack of french fries and sat on a park bench.

    As I was eating them,
    some seagulls came up to me,
    and I fed them.

    Seagulls love french fries.

    I stayed over at a motel near the Indiana Dunes on Lake Michigan.

    The next morning I had a late breakfast in the motel,
    and before I left the dining area,
    I asked if I could have all of their left-over breakfast rolls,
    and they gave them to me.

    I went to one of the beaches and the seagulls did not come up to me,
    because they were more afraid of humans.

    When I tossed a breakfast roll in front of them,
    only one braver seagull came up to the roll and stood in front of the roll strutting & facing the other seagulls,
    letting the other seagulls know that it was special and brave compared to the rest of the seagulls.

    There are different species of seagulls.

    The seagulls at the Indiana Dunes did not have the love and trust of other seagulls I’ve been with, and possibly of neglect of human contact.

    The brave seagull was powerfully cute.

    I went to Marine Corp Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina for a Marine,
    who was going to be deployed in Iraq for the 1st time.

    I took some time to go to the ocean nearby at Atlantic Beach, North Carolina.

    I took shelled & skinned peanuts with me to snack on.

    When I arrived at Atlantic Beach,
    I saw a beautiful beach for miles with piers for fishing.

    One part of the beach had a group of boulders jutting out into the water.

    I went out onto the boulders over the ocean with the waves coming in and sat down on a boulder toward the front to get a fine picture of the Atlantic Ocean.

    Nobody else there had the idea of coming up onto the boulders.

    As I was sitting there,
    a cute sandpiper was attracted to me sitting alone with the water around me.

    The sandpiper came over to the left side of where I was,
    running up as the waves receded,
    and running back as the waves came in.

    The sandpiper made cheerful,
    comforting & relaxing sounds to me when it was near me.

    Before I left the boulders,
    I turned while sitting to take a picture of the sandpiper while it was next to me.

    The sandpiper thought the camera aimed toward it was a weapon,
    and it cried out to me like I had betrayed its love and trust,
    and in fear,
    the sandpiper left rapidly.

    While on the beach,
    I talked to the seagulls there,
    which they liked;
    the seagulls came to me and from their expressions and actions,
    it was like they were saying to me,
    We have been here all this time with the humans,
    and none of them have loved us nor paid attention to us!

    GOD Created these living seagulls,
    and the seagulls like most animals like love.

    This species of seagulls were likable, polite, and considerate.

    It was amazing how close they were to me.

    The people on the beach called me,
    “The Bird Man”.

    The adolescent seagulls were not all white and appeared larger than the sleeker, white adult seagull.

    Like Willie the cardinal in the 1st Testimony in Chapter 1,
    I fed them peanuts.

    Unlike the big, full shell peanuts that the bluejays hopped up to or flew by and took out of my hand in the 1st Testimony,
    I fed the seagulls only one half of an already shelled peanut.

    I held it between my index finger and thumb,
    and one at a time,
    the seagulls would smoothly fly horizontally toward me and take the 1/2 peanut from my hand while flying.

    It wasn’t fish,
    but the seagulls and I enjoyed doing it.

    We continued this until after sunset and into the twilight.
    ostriches, nighthawks, seagulls, all types of falcons,
    Deuteronomy 14:15 (GW)

    Chaplain Phil ✝

  32. It’s amazing how only God can resurrect what is figuratively and naturally dead.
    In my case it was my marriage that flatlined but by the grace and word of God, He resurrected it.
    Jesus said to Jairus the temple official – whose daughter died – don’t fear, just believe. – Mark 5:35-43

    When I read Mark 5:35-43 I realized that the relationSHIP I was in with my wife and best friend for over 30 years was really dead.
    This was a fearful reality.
    I was also confronted with either believing in what I could see with my own eyes and emotions or believe in the corner stone of life…Jesus the living Word of life.

    At through hard times we can’t forget that Jesus is in the relationSHIP with us during the life threatening storms.
    When I realized my relationSHIP was sinking fast, I began to cry out to God for help.
    He helped me get rid of all the unnecessary weights (all my worldly sin fullness and unGodly passions) that I knew was contributing to the sinking of the relationSHP.

    Within six years of trying to be like Christ (the husband) is to us the church (the wife). Ephesians 5:22-32.
    My relationSHIP (which I thought was not perfect but getting better or heading in the right direction) got worse.
    My wife left me!
    What just happened?

    It was like I woke Jesus up and cried out to Him, don’t you care about this relationSHIP?
    It looks like at any moment the relationSHIP is going to come to a terrible end.
    Jesus stood up and said to the waves (of life), and the storms (of life) to shut up and calm down.
    Then He turned to His disciples (me also) and said, where is your faith? – Mark 4:35-41

    Why did He look his closest companions in the eyes and say where is your faith?

    Because He wanted them to grow up!
    He wanted them (as well as me) to take my mustard seed of faith (in what Jesus teaches me to say and do) to stand up and command the waves and storm of my life to shut up and calm down.

    After a year and a half of:
    Reading the stories from the Bible, Speaking everyday what the Bible scriptures/promises say., Praying the scripture/promises, Praising / Singing to God, Creating an atmosphere of Love around me, Dying to myself, Letting God fight my battles, Going out of my way to do nice deeds for her, Letting God fight my battles, Not giving up on God’s word, Understanding God’s heart concerning marriage, Expecting a miracle and believing only what God’s word said about marriage, Not dwelling on the negatives and coldness of my wife, Visualizing how God saw us.

    After doing all those important things, my wife handed me divorce papers.
    I told her thank you.
    Later on I escorted the divorce papers to the garbage.
    Looking up to God I just thank Him for what He promised He would do for my wife and I by His words.

    Months later, unexpectedly, my wife called me on a Sunday morning and asked to rebuild our marriage.
    I said sure.
    But I ask her why now?
    What changed?
    She told me various things like:
    Something lifted off of me, It was like I was (my wife) Nebuchadnezzar (Daniel 4:25-30), God was talking to me everyday, You were so kind all through our time apart how were you able to do that?

    So don’t give up my friend!!!
    You will make it to the other side (a safe place).
    God said He would never leave you or forsake you. – Hebrews 13:5.
    He didn’t say trust in what people say or do.
    Or what our situation or the facts are saying.
    He said don’t fear just believe.

  33. For the king had ships at sea at Tarshish with the ships of Hiram.
    Every three years the ships of Tarshish came bringing gold,
    and peacocks.

    1 Kings 10:22 (MEV)
    The Holy Bible

    Years ago, a resident of Fort Thomas, Kentucky bought peacocks for the house yard.

    The peacocks grew in population,
    and a number of them wandered about Fort Thomas.

    I knew of a resident who would let a number of them in the enclosed porch overnights during the winter.

    These magnificently beautiful birds,
    Created By GOD,
    do not like to be approached to be touched,
    but if they trust and like you,
    they will come up and put their neck on your hand.

    Later, someone in Fort Thomas thought that the peacocks might be hurt by a wild animal,
    so the peacocks were gathered up and taken over the Ohio River to the nationally famous Cincinnati Zoo,
    where they and/or their descendents are roaming there today.

    In Northern Kentucky is the international Answers In Genesis Creation Museum;
    it resides in 30 acres and is like a privately owned national park.

    I have been enriched by going to it a number of times.

    In a place in the botanical garden is a number of animals,
    including different types of peacocks;
    one type’s span of feathers is like white lace (it is not an albino).

    One time a large group of people were crowding in
    and a blue – green male peacock had no place to move with a confused look on his face,
    so I spread my arms out and moved the crowd back as I moved back & the peacock walked through.

    Later the male peacock remembered me and allowed me to pet it.

    “Did you give the beautiful wings to the peacocks?

    Job 39:13a (MEV)
    The Holy Bible

    Chaplain Phil ✝

  34. I was driving home one night & randomly thought to myself, “What if someone were to T-bone right now?” & as I’m about to cross the intersection, there was a cop coming full speed, that if he would’ve hit me, probably would’ve killed me.
    But Jesus stepped in & we both slammed on the brakes & I made it home safely.


  35. all kinds of black birds,

    Leviticus 11:15 (ERV)
    The Holy Bible
    When GOD Sent the wild animals to me,
    after a tragedy in my life,
    HE, also, Sent the grackles.

    The type of grackles that came to me were in the summertime,
    and the grackle is a migratory bird.

    From a distance the grackle looks like a black bird,
    but up close it has a royal purple head and neck with gold eyes
    (not all types of grackles have the gold eyes).

    The rest of the grackle is black with a sleek body and a long tail
    (another type type of grackle, the boat-tail grackle has a longer tail).

    The primary grackle received its name from the sound it makes.

    The other birds were cautious around grackles;
    the grackles’ eyes are predatory looking, like hawks’ eyes.

    The grackles did not harm the other birds.

    At twilight, when most other birds were going to sleep,
    I saw a grackle washing a field mouse it had killed in the bird bath.

    The grackle wanted it clean before eating it.

    A squirrel and I were sitting on the back porch bench together,
    and a grackle flew down to the bench with us.

    It was slightly awkward in trying to act “cool” with us,
    like it wanted to join our “fraternity”.

    THE HOLY SPIRIT, WHO Sent the wild animals to me, is definitely THE COMFORTER.

    In another part of the nation I have been with a different type of grackle — the fan tailed grackle, also called the great tail grackle,
    which does not have a long tail and its tail fans out.

    The male is all black and does not have a royal purple head and neck,
    and its eyes are a pale yellow,
    instead of golden eyes.

    The female fan tailed grackle is smaller,
    does not have the fancy tail of the male, and is brownish in color.

    The fan tailed grackle has a fancier sound than other grackles.

    The fan tailed grackle is considerably & surprisingly intelligent.

    When I first saw the fan tailed grackles,
    I saw a male that was perched slightly above me about 40 yards away;
    since I had not seen a fan tailed grackle before,
    I walked toward it,
    and told the fan tailed grackle that I wanted to see him closer;
    and, it seemed to like what I said and let me come close,
    then flew straight toward me & flew close near my head & just over my right shoulder
    (there was a blue jay,
    that liked me in the same part of the country,
    that flew right over my left shoulder).

    Even on the ground, the male and female fan tailed grackles were friendly to me.

    Only sheep and wild animals will live in those ruins.
    Owls and crows will sit on the columns that are left standing.
    Their calls will be heard coming through the windows.
    Crows will sit on the doorsteps.
    Black birds will make their homes in those empty houses.

    Zephaniah 2:14 (ERV)
    The Old Testament

    Chaplain Phil ✝

  36. GOD Created the katydid,
    which is mostly green and more slender & streamlined than the grasshopper.

    GOD Has Made over 2,000 different species of living katydids,
    that are in every continent, except Antarctica.

    There was a katydid on the hood of my automobile &
    I went ahead and went on my errand.

    The katydid was facing into the wind.

    The katydid did not get off,
    and when I got home and parked,
    it was still on the hood ornament & it wanted to go for another ride with the wind blowing back on its long antanae.

    After I got out of the car,
    I came around to the katydid,
    still facing out on the hood ornament,
    and petted its antanae back.

    Many hours later when I was in my home,
    the katydid barely walked up to me,
    and it was weak.

    Unbeknownst to me, the katydid liked me, too,
    and had jumped onto my back,
    taking a ride into my home on my back.

    It appeared after seeing what my home looked like,
    it was weakened for lack of food or water.

    I carefully picked it up and took the katydid outside and put it on a bush.

    Years later, a bright green katydid managed to come into my home.

    It liked to explore by walking on the walls,
    and made its comforting katydid sound
    (which the katydid, years earlier, did not do).

    When it wanted to go outside,
    the katydid walked up to me on the floor.

    I reached down and picked the katydid up,
    and took it outside.

    It wanted to stay on my right hand,
    so I sat down on a chair on the porch.

    The katydid decided to explore me some,
    so it walked up my arm and over my chest and down my left arm and unto the back of my left hand
    (my hand was resting on the armrest of the chair).

    With its front legs stretched forward — and stretched out its hind legs
    (like a dog does!) — the katydid rested its body on my hand,
    looking out on the yard with me for about 10 minutes,
    then it jumped into the yard, its habitat.

    Chaplain Phil ✝

  37. God has created animals for us to appreciate His creations and the value of life.



  38. There are four things which are little upon the earth,

    but they are exceeding wise:

    Proverb 30:24 (MEV)
    The Holy Bible
    The cicada is a large headed insect with the famous “bug eyes”.

    Cicadas do hear, as other insects that I have been with do.

    I was standing in the yard with the fence next to me.

    A female cardinal flew down on to the fence to the left to be near me.

    In a short time a cicada, curious of this sight,
    flew down about the same distance behind a rod of the fence to the right of me.

    The cicada peeked around at me a couple of times,
    so I sing-songed to it,
    “Peek-a-boo, I see you”; then,
    the cicada knew I could see it,
    and it came around to the side of the fence bar for me to see it in full,
    and we looked at each other.

    I left after a little while, and went inside;
    as I opened the door the cicada was watching me and flew inside.

    It flew to the carpet,
    and when I tried to pick it up to take it outside,
    the cicada was determined to stay & held on to the carpet tight;
    I was pulling up on the cicada fairly hard,
    and I thought its body would rip apart from the legs,
    so I let the cicada stay.

    (Cicadas do not harm the home like moths and ants can.)

    Later I came back to the room and could not find the cicada.
    I hoped the cicada would live,
    instead of going off to someplace in the home and dying
    (when I was a child, I caught a bunny,
    brought it inside for a pet,
    & brought it lettuce to eat;
    when I woke up the next morning,
    the wild bunny went and died in the bathroom).

    After I went to sleep for that night,
    I turned over on my left side and heard a cute squeak.

    The cicada had climbed onto the bed to be near me
    (like a pet dog!)
    and rested close to my feet!

    (When I turned over, my feet had landed on the cicada.)

    I have heard the comforting strong sounds of the cicadas at night,
    but this was the 1st time I have heard one squeak.

    The next morning the cicada was on a window,
    for it wanted to go outside.
    I put my hand next to it and talked to it,
    and the cicada crawled onto my hand.

    I walked to an outside door & opened it,
    and the cicada, still on my hand,
    looked at my face for about a minute,
    then rapidly flew out the door with style.
    Your guards are like grasshoppers,
    your marshals like swarms of cicadas
    that encamp on stone fences on a chilly day;
    when the sun rises, they take flight;
    no one knows where they have gone.

    Nahum 3:17 (CEB)
    The Holy Bible

    Chaplain Phil ✝

  39. When I was 7 years old I was hit by a car in Ocean City, New Jersey.
    I was told that I died in the ambulance for about 10-15 seconds,
    but Jesus knew it was not my time to leave this earth and brought me back,
    and I am forever thankful.



  40. For every wild animal of the forest is MINE,
    and the cattle on a thousand hills.

    Psalm 50:10 (MEV)
    The Holy Bible
    I walked up to a fence in the State of Ohio and saw 2 steers facing each other and clicking their horns against one another,
    which I had not seen before.

    They saw me at the fence and came running toward me.

    I was surprised,
    and while I stood there,
    the steers stopped,
    one toward my left and the other toward my right.

    JESUS is in my heart,
    and they liked me and wanted to play.

    The steers each offered me one of their horns,
    so I reached over the fence and grabbed the offered horns on my left with my left fist and the right steer’s horn with my right fist.

    Like you holding onto a sock and a dog playing tug-of-war,
    the 2 steers pulled while I pulled back.

    They were strong.

    The steers could have pulled stronger, but they lovingly pulled just the right amount.

    I pulled on their horns and they pulled back for some time, and we had fun.

    I have seen footage of steers clicking their horns, since this nice event.

    Steers faces are bony, and there is not much to pet, but like to be pet on their side.
    When the pioneers were settling the Commonwealth of Kentucky,
    bison (American buffalo) formed a path, called,
    “buffalo trace” through the woods,
    which people used as roads.

    A bison is very strong,
    and small trees and bushes fall before it,
    like a living bull-dozer.

    Some of the modern highways in Kentucky are built where there was a “buffalo trace”.

    There are fossil bones of large mammals that roamed Kentucky but are now extinct:
    the ancient bison (7 feet tall),
    Harlan’s ground sloth (8 feet tall),
    the American mastedon (slightly higher than the African elephant),
    and the Columbian mammoth (a yard taller than the American mastedon).

    Our American buffalo came close to extinction in the 19th Century.
    Years ago in Kentucky I walked up to a fence where there was about 8 buffalo.

    While I was petting the fluffy head of a bison,
    as it was eating grass in front of me,
    it jerked its head up fast;
    it had a strong neck,

    There was a bull bison,
    bigger than the other buffalo,
    which was charging and slamming the higher part of its head into the nearby tree a number of times,
    shaking the large tree.

    Nuts were falling off the tree to the ground,
    and the larger bison did this for his herd.

    At a different time I went to Cumberland, Ohio,
    to The Wilds,
    which is on 10,000 acres,
    where animals from around the world can run freely.

    You may have seen a dangerous rhinoceros in a Tarzan movie.

    While at the Wilds,
    I saw a rhionceros afraid of an American buffalo,
    seeing the rhioceros,
    also, circling trying to avoid the buffalo.
    I have seen a loving bison;
    however many bison are dangerous.

    On June 3, 2022 a bison,
    who did not like a woman,
    gored her with one of its horns, and threw her 10 feet.

    Badly injured,
    she was taken away by helicopter.

    Unless you know what you are doing,
    please keep a safe distance when you are around buffalo.
    The American buffalo is one of GOD’s marvelous creatures.

    Chaplain Phil ✝

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