“Father God, thank You for informing us about the importance of self-care. Many of us ‘fall short’ of this as we ‘get through’ our daily lives. We forget that we are talented enough to practice self-care. We forget that practicing self-care is actually honoring You, Father God, as our Creator through Your Son and our Savior, Jesus Christ. And no one knows more about self-care than cats. Look at the cat in this picture! He or she has no problem practicing self-care and informing us about the importance of this. Yes, ‘ask the animals and they will teach you’ (Job 12:7). And on a more personal note, Father God, it is my understanding while still on vacation in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, that my cat, Conrad, has not come home yet. Seeing this picture of this cat reminds me of Conrad, and it really hurts my heart that Conrad is not home yet and, as a result, makes me less prone to practice self-care. Please bring Conrad home, Father God, so he will be waiting for me when I get back home very soon. I pray all of this in the Wonderful and Precious and Self-Care Name of Jesus Christ, and this prayer is answered by my faith and my belief. Please help me, Father God, where my faith and my belief are lacking. Amen.”

(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope in being talented enough to practice self-care this daily leavened [Jesus Self-Cares!] bread.”)

There’s nothing wrong with you caring for you.

In fact, it’s that you don’t that you are low.

Get High! Get God! Get what is your “get through.”

Through it all, self-care is “Let God, let go.”

Where self-care meets me is a lonely “go.”

I don’t “go there” enough to know my worth.

Replaceable and dispensable know

me where I spend hours alone in this dearth.

“Care for you just as I care for you, child,”

says Jesus. It lessens never My Glow

for you to care for self. Be careful! Smiled

is not the same as blessed. Inner, not show!”

Care not for the things that hinder our flair.

We are talented enough for self-care.

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