Hard At Work

Hi Everyone. Maverick here with another edition of “Cat Tales.” Let me start by thanking everyone for making my column such a hit. I’m overwhelmed with emotion. Guess what? I’m gaining back the weight I had lost. I lost a lot when I was sick and also when my brother, […]

Norman Lever is Drowned

Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, on November 24, 1927, was cold and blustery. It was also Thanksgiving Day. The following is a story that was in the Soo Evening Newspaper on Friday, November 25, 1927. As I was going through some papers recently, I was drawn to a file I had […]

How Much Do You Love Me

“This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” – 1 John 4:10 (NIV) As I was going through some things in my office, trying to get better organized, I found a small laminated card […]


Hey everyone. I hope everyone knows me by now. I am Maverick, and this is my column “Cat Tales.” I wasn’t going to write for a few more days, but I have got to get this off my chest. I still can’t believe what happened. I have mixed emotions about […]


“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” – John 14:27 (ESV) Nine years ago, as I sat in my doctor’s office, the news I was […]


“My flesh and my heart fail; But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” – Psalm 73:26 (NKJV) I don’t know how often I have said, Lord, give me strength. Years ago, I was given a bracelet with the verse, “I can do all things through Christ […]


Thank you for making my debut column last week a success. For those of you who didn’t have a chance to read it, I am Maverick, and I write a column called “Cat Tales.” The column came about as a way to get things off my chest that have been […]

Thank You Jesus

“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV) One of my earliest memories of things taught to me by my parents as a child was the importance of manners. Always say thank you. If […]

I’m Totally Not Going To Cry

My name is Maverick, and I am a cat. This column is my very first writing job. I hope you’re not rolling your eyes because that would hurt me. As a cat, I have a lot of things to say. I hope you will love my new column. I am […]

Remember Me

“My heart has heard you say, ‘Come and talk with me.’ And my heart responds, ‘Lord, I am coming.’” – Psalm 27:8 (NLT) Scripture is found throughout my home. Over the years, my mom gifted me with plaques, pictures, and various items that contained scripture or some Biblically inspirational message. […]