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. […]


Recently, as I went through some things, I ran across a newspaper called the “Weekly News Review” out of Washington D.C. The following article about nursing was written on September 19, 1941. The writer’s name was not listed, but it makes for a very interesting read. Keep in mind the […]