Thanks to all my new Lilly friends for making me a center piece of your vision and mission, HOPE PEACE JOY! This is day three of my journal entry. I will not post daily. As you know a girl needs a few secrets. I wanted you to see my photo trek journal of rags to riches which I think shows a dimension of your mission, HOPE PEACE JOY.
“Sheba” aka as Tilly Pearl, and her last two kittens, Oreo and Dusty…This was the abandoned house where she lived …under the porch….doing everything a loving, caring feral does to protect her kittens. Look a kitty peaking from under the steps. They are safe. Wanda, my BFF has found them loving forever homes.
Sheba seems like a trillion years ago. I was told Sheba did a lot of good things under duress and danger for her babies which gave her a new life and name, Tilly Pearl! My MOMMIE, Patti, tells me I am a back Pearl that worked through many obstacles to become her black pearl. Don’t you just love my MOMMIE, Pattie? Always remember my BFF, Wanda! I love her!
My new friend, Sara, spends all her time telling Bible stories and wants us to know the BIble has lots of things to say about pearls:
”Matthew 7:6 ; 13:46 ; Revelation 21:21. The pearl oyster is found in the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea. Its shell is the “mother of pearl,” which is of great value for ornamental purposes ( 1 Timothy 2:9 ; Revelation 17:4 ). Each shell contains eight or ten pearls of various sizes…”
I hope my new MOMMIE reads these stories to me. My new friend, Sara, wants her to.
Love to all, your friend, Tilly Pearl
15 thoughts on “Tilly Pearl’s Journal Day 3”
Tilly Pearl, I see that as a good steward in the overseeing of your precious charges, Tilly Pearl, you are a true heroine, having withstood the ” slings and arrows of the street life” and by Divine favor & blessing of God’s grace, so to speak, now reign a queen at Princess Patti’s Providential Paradise for creatures of Divine creation…. [at the risk of sounding redundant.] You have done a wonderful job, Tilly and now you get to be treated as the queen of Kitty-cats that you are….showing strength, prowess, valor and true Class! You are truly a Tilly Pearl of great price. God cares for man and beast alike! I can see why!!
And I might add you have a very distant cousin in NY State named Midnight who looks a LOT like you, Tilly Pearl. His name is Midnight. Guess why!!
Phil and Pat we need a good photo of Midnight and story! I think the last time I saw Midnight the neck of Phil was MN’s lounge chair.
Hey, Tilly Pearl….I read your scripture from Matthew 25:46 “The Parable of the Pearl of Great Value “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it.”
You truly are a pearl of great price. And, in German, Tilly means; strength in battle. Perfect name for your journey. I also, want to share with you about our four doggies. In the mornings when I do my devotions and talk to God they are as still and quiet as a church mouse. I like sharing stories with you.
The Day 3 journal of Tilly Pearl’s ‘rags to riches’ story, the pictures and Sara’s pearl Bible verses reveals an even greater depth of appreciation to me of Tilly’s character and the loving concern of her rescuers and her new Mommie. So wonderful!
Tilly Pearl, I have copied the Bible verse from the NIV that your new friend Sara posted. 1 Tim 2:9 “I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, ” I would like to understand what the Bible is saying about the pearl here. I wonder if you asked your new friend Sara, would she help enlighten me?✝
Tammy, I just love this pearl scripture. Tilly Pearl gave me your Q. My A. The writer here wants women to know their value as humans, children of God, the ability to study and pray and learn and teach and do good works. (vs 10) He gives great honor to the value and beauty of pearls among other pricy items like gold. But, they are still without measure when priced next to a woman’s soul. Tilly Pearl wears a pink bow to show she is loved and in a forever home with food, water, love and care. Yet, we know she was loved even more when struggling with a feral’s life. Wanda’s hands with scars and a heart with giving her all to suffer that a feral be saved (good deeds) carries more value than us knowing if she (Wanda) was wearing a carat diamond or a black or white pearl on her toe or in her nose.
We are blessed to know a man, named Jesus, that gave his hands to be nailed to a cross and scarred with a pierced heart for men and women alike to have a forever home where pearls will be their gates and gold their walk. We may find ourselves street walking with the only value we know pearls in our nose, a diamond stud on our toe and gold on each finger and a soul that is endangered by others that only respond to another darkened heart demonstrated by outward attire.
But, even this moment, any moment we can trade our diamond chips, fresh water pearls damaged by abuse yet given in exchange for a moment of selfish bliss for a promise of a scarred marriage, forever home with gates of pearl, walls of jasper….Take a moment and read from the Book of Revelation, Chaper 21 and find words of promise like this, “each of the gates made of a single pearl, and the street of the city of pure gold.
Tammy, thanks for asking me as I love telling Tilly Pearl’s story. But, each of us have a story as well. The beauty of being loved for purity of heart, a soul that once was stained with scarlet scars now covered in forever clothes whiter than snow. This gives me a beautiful thought maybe give my family pearls tucked away to a new DIL to be to let her know she is loved and welcomed in our family! 💖🕊🎶
Thanks, Tilly Pearl for giving Sara my question. Thank you, Sara for sharing your gift of teaching the Word of God.💜✝
So true, Sara. What is more sacred than a man’s soul!! That is what Jesus yearns for. That is the story of the Cross…to broker reconciliation between God and man. The horror of the Crucifixion will never be fully understood but it’s for this reason that Father wanted His children home with Him, whosoever would come. He loved us so that He gave His only begotten Son to be tortured…… our sins laid upon His sacred back and to die in excruciating horror and pain, blood poured out.
Yes, Jesus gave everything He had, His crown, His throne, His life His all …..and He purchased US.
Yes, We are the ”pearl of great price”
Glory to God
Yesterday I shared about Tilly Pearl with my school resource teacher, Ms Kittka, who I know LOVES kitties (and has some of her own!). She looked at Tilly’s picture and these others so fondly. She said she wants a black kitty someday.
Ms. Kittka, I imagine we could find you a perfect one.
Just had to add this pearl story. http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/24/asia/largest-pearl-philippines-amurao/index.html
What a giant pearl story, Sara! Sure helps paint an even more vivid picture of the verse you shared above in your Bible teaching above, “Take a moment and read from the Book of Revelation, Chaper 21 and find words of promise like this, “each of the gates made of a single pearl, and the street of the city of pure gold.”
Awesome story wasn’t it! Lost under the bed! Wonder where our minds have tucked the story of a whole gate made of one Pearl that might just be an entrance to our new home?
Hey, Tilly Pearl, where are you? I am looking for the next entry in your journal and I hope you have not galavanted off with your Mommie Patti to do girlie stuff like eat pizza, chocolate sundaes and red licorice. Ok…,no pressure…… just checking in on you. And Auntie Sara is reporting on your life’s story for all to read and find delight therein. So we are all here with bated breath awaiting your newest antics and entry in ”Tilly Pearl Super-Kitty. of the Emerald Eyes!! ”