The Memorial

We found out over the phone, while on vacation. The housesitter called us to tell us that he was at the animal hospital back home with our cat, Smokey. And then he put the vet on the line. We heard about age-related kidney disease, complete renal failure. We learned that medication and intravenous fluids might help keep him alive another month—or maybe just another week.

A Monkey on the Tabernacle

“Why is there a monkey on the tabernacle?” my friend asked herself as she walked into church one Sunday morning. Apparently, a religious education teacher…