So Touched By Your Love

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God is loveDear Family of our Lord Jesus Christ,

We have been so touched by all of your love and concern for us in the passing of our ministry doggy Buffy.
She served for 14 years, just so full of love. We love you all! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Proverbs 12:10 teaches us…… A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.
I want to share with you that today is my brother Daryl’s birthday. He lives alone in Yankton, South Dakota, I would be thankful
for your prayers for him, he turns 50 today. I miss him so much.
I also ask you today for prayers for Pastor Jim Montoya of the Open Door Church of Los Lunas, New Mexico. Pastor Jim will be undergoing
cataract surgery on Tuesday and then again next week. Both of Pastor Jim’s eye’s need the surgery.We pray for complete healing,
in Jesus name, Amen!
Today at 12:05pm mt on KDAZ AM730 on our radio program “The World We Live In” Angel Murchison, Christian Leader from the state of
Maine will join me to talk about the Right To Life movement in Maine.Let’s pray New Mexico catches the “Maine Fever”! Amen!
I also ask for prayer for my neighbor and best friend Norm Merlock as he faces knee surgery. We pray for healing in Jesus name, Amen!
Sharon and I also thank all of you who support the Daily CUP and FGGAM with your prayers and support.
Reader Kathy Merlock from Albuquerque says, “I get so much out of the CUP!”
Sonja Haldeman of Surprise, Arizona says, “We look forward to the CUP everyday!”
Friends, I want to share with you that God speaks to me in my sleep as to what to put in the CUP, He gives me the words. I do not
do the CUP unless I hear from God, it is all God, it is a cup of coffee with God. I do not preach a sermon unless I hear from God. It is
not about me and my ways, it is about God and His ways.
Being obedient to God is the most important thing we can do every second of our life. We get into trouble when we go our own way, leaving
God behind.
My prayer is that the world will become obedient to God.
My life is worth nothing unless I use it for doing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus. Acts 20:24, that is my life verse. That is what I live for,
to do the work that God has given me to do. We must have a personal relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ to know the work he wants us to do.
You must hear the call of God in your life! Amen!
Today, I encourage us all to do the work that God has given to us to do……..to be obedient to Him, to love like Him! Amen!
Now I am so blessed to have my loving wife with me today here at the CUP.
I hand over the Cup at this time to Sharon, as she has much to share with you on the passing of Buffy.
Sharon has so much love in her and God has given her such a gift to write for Him and His ways.
Here are the writings of Sharon…………

One Paw in Heaven
My best friend in life
Was a dog we called Buffy
She looked like a bear
And was always so fluffy
Found wandering the streets
After having her litter
Shot and abused
Yet she never was bitter
She would greet everyone
With a smile and a lick
Though past greetings were probably
Just shouts and a kick
She has one paw in Heaven
A gift from above
She taught me forgiveness
She taught me to love
You came into my life
When I was broken and sad
But all your wet kisses
Made life not so bad
You would wash all my hair
And clean up my toes
You licked all my boo boos
And tickled my nose
I tried to control you
We struggled awhile
But you melted my heart
When you showed me your smile
She has one paw in Heaven
A gift from above
She taught me forgiveness
She taught me to love
Buffy, steadfast and strong
Through all of her cancers
About the meaning of life
She held all of the answers
Be true to yourself
And live in the moment
Do nothing that requires
An act of atonement
Take a moment to enjoy
The simplest of things
And always be thankful
For whatever life brings
She has one paw in Heaven
A gift from above
She taught me forgiveness
She taught me to love
You adopted poor Reno
When he was sick and alone
You showed him what love is
And gave him your bone
To all of us, Buff
Was an inseparable friend
It was all our belief
Her life would not end
To all who have doubted
About where you will be
I’ll meet you in Heaven
One day, you and me
She has one paw in Heaven
A gift from above
She taught me forgiveness
She taught me to love
Please read more here, it is a post my husband, Pastor Dewey.

True Love

Note: During her 14 years Buffy was shot 4 times with bb’s…
God teaches us in His Word, Proverbs 12:10….A righteous man cares for his animal, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.
Sharon and Pastor Dewey are praying as they start a “Buffy Foundation” to help families that have animals but cannot afford proper care. All of Buffy’s medications, food, and other items have been already donated to VCA on Wyoming and Doctor Kacie Martin. Please pray over this effort. God Bless.
Buffy showed her love to everyone from children to the terminally over her 14 years, bringing love and hope.
More from Sharon Moede:
I lost my dog this week. Her name was Buffy Anne, Buffy or Buff for short. She was aIMG_0015 (1)shelter dog; a Beagle-Shepard mix. Buffy was found wondering the city streets after having a litter of pups. Two of our children picked her out from a choice of loving dogs. What a blessing she ended up being for our family!
Buffy was always happy. She greeted everyone with a smile, a wagging tail and lots of wet kisses and boy, did she love children!. Even when strange dogs would approach her with growls and bared teeth, Buffy would look at them confused as to say, “Hey, what’s wrong? I just want to play.” (The only time I have ever witnessed Buffy bare her teeth was to a local politician who came to the door trying to win support for his election.)
An inspiration to all, Buffy was a three time cancer survivor. She endured three surgeries,9be81c4b0195__1297802388000[1]one major surgery to remove part of her cancerous jaw, and many months of chemotherapy. The vet always told us that cancer would eventually take her life, but we gave her every chance to live it out the fullest. Sadly, it wasn’t until her cancers did we discover from x-rays that she had been previously shot four times, with one BB lodged right by her heart. God was watching over her that terrible day. I truly believe Buffy was put on this earth for a mission of teaching to all that came to know her. Her mission:  love, forgiveness, acceptance and living in the moment.
Several years ago, we adopted a rescued Beagle, Reno. He had been abandoned,GetAttachmentstarving, and dying from several infections including Heartworm. After many medical treatments, Reno thrived and grew to love Buffy. She accepted him from first sight and immediately adopted him as her own pup.  They became inseparable. We would call them the “Buffy and Reno Show” because where there was one, there was the other.  When we got that fateful news that Reno also developed invasive skin cancer and had to have major surgery and reconstruction, Buffy was there for him to help with the healing.
When Buffy’s chemotherapy started to cause her constant stomach upset and vomiting, we made the hard decision to stop her treatment. Cancer is relentless, it takes much of the body’s nutrition and energy stores to grow and leaves the body with little to survive on.  Buffy had shown the typical wasting away of fat and muscle leaving her very thin and weak. Buffy was a fighter and survivor. She had great days when she would play and go on walks and others when she could barely stand or get out of bed. Our vets told us she would let us know when it was time to go…when she had enough and needed peace. She finally did that Friday.
It was the first day she seemed at peace. No more choking. No more labored breathing.Reno-on-Buffy-e1423316455902No more “death call” as we called the awful sound she made with her vomiting spells. She drank when she could but had lost all interest in food. My husband moved her outside on her bed and she spent the day taking in nature with all the smells and sounds. I came home from work early that day and spent quality time with her. I petted her and told her how much she had meant to me and touched my heart. It was on this day, as we watched Buffy continually fall down as she struggled to walk…when we realized her kidneys had shut down, that we decided she was ready to go. Reno also knew. We watched as he lay down beside his best buddy and put his head on Buffy’s back.
Buffy’s loving nature affected many people and earned a special place in the heart of herSteve-Hopkins
first veterinarian, Dr. Stephen Hopkins, and her current vet Dr. Kacie Martin. They have shown Buffy, Reno and our family such caring compassion. We could not have asked for two better docs to care for our pups.  Dr. Hopkins asked to asked to be present and help with Buffy’s passing.
We moved her inside when the sun was low and she got cold. Buffy just lay there quietly and Dr. Martin shaved her leg for the IV. Poor Reno could not be present. He sat by her until the IV catheter came out and then he left outside to lay in his doggie house to be by himself.  Everyone loved on Buffy and expressed the joy she had brought to each of their lives. We were warned by our vet that Buffy may startle and lift her head and sniff, take a deep breath and sigh at the end. She did none of that. Buffy passed so peacefully as we petted her and spoke words of love it brought tears to my eyes. Even days later, both veterinarians comment on how peacefully she passed.
God Bless you and yours, Sharon and Dewey

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