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Cathy Craig Neil

It isn’t about me. 

Matthew 20:28 “And teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

That verse pretty much sums it all up. God bless.

Our cat “Maxi”


94 thoughts on “Cathy Craig Neil

  1. I, too, believe God has a great sense of humor. I’m a great example of it. God bless you.

  2. Hey Cathy! Love your site. I’m new to blogging. Thanks for stopping by my site. I decided to jump in and keep a diary of public sorts to help keep me on my toes with my goals. After seeing your site, I might have to consider getting a little more creative! Have a great Holiday Season

  3. Really love your site and always enjoy reading what you have to post. I feel like I know you based on your profile and thanks for sharing your most ultimate personal details about yourself. I really admire that because I have a hard time letting people see me as you may have noticed I have never posted any personal pics of myself just my babies (doggies). You inspire me and I hope to be where you are now with your relationship w/God.
    I wonder just annoy God gets with me because I can be difficult to be around with so God has an enormous amount of patience with me.
    Thanks for being there for me it means a lot to me.

    • I have often felt I must be a pain to God; it seems to take me such a long time to learn things! But he is so merciful and understanding; much more so than we are with each other.

      Life is a work in progress. Oh, how I wish we could wave a magic wand and it would all fall into place. That may end up boring though. One thing for sure, walking with God is not boring.

      Take it one day at a time. I have had to learn how not to beat myself up for the mistakes I make. We are usually a lot harder on ourselves than God is.

      I read a blog recently that I wish I could find. It was about “speaking to our mountains.” If we continue to tell the mountains to move, one day we will wake up and see that the mountain is shrinking.

      I am convinced that one major issue in Christianity is perseverance. We just have to keep trying and never give up.

      Cathy Craig Neil, PMIC/Guardian Property Management, LLC http://www.wix.com/cathyneil/Property-Management 803-840-1946 blog: http://www.craigmotor.wordpress.com author/columnist: http://www.believers.bay.com

  4. I like the bit about not having the same car for more than 3 months! I’ve had 4 cars in 12 months & I’m not in the car business, but do like my motoring.

  5. Just wanted to stop by and say thanks for checking out my blog…

  6. A quite comprehensive list, Cathy! Love your site–what a hoot! I’m looking forward to your next post–

    May the Lord bless you & your writing greatly in 2012–

    Lookin’ up,

  7. Love NCIS. I want to be a Gibbs-like pastor.

  8. Hi there, just wanted to ask. My mother is celebrating her 50th birthday, and we’re treating her to an out-of-town vacation. We’re going to do a devotion for the family (my mom, me, my two older sisters). What do you think would be a good topic for it? Just wanted to ask your opinion. Thanks! =)

    • Hi, I am humbled you would ask. What day is her birthday and where are you taking her? Give me some details if there is time so I can pray about it.

      Your mother will be thrilled!

      Cathy Craig Neil, PMIC/Guardian Property Management, LLC http://www.wix.com/cathyneil/Property-Management 803-840-1946 blog: http://www.craigmotor.wordpress.com author/columnist: http://www.believers.bay.com


      • On the 13th and 14th of January we’ll be going to a resort in Batangas, here in the Philippines (relaxing, nature, has an organic farm – it would be great). Our older sister treated us. Her birthday is on the 14th.

      • Hi! I can’t believe this! My birthday is also January 14th! Do you think this is a God thing or what! I am just reeling with spiritual emotion at how amazing God is! I will celebrate with her! Please tell her Happy Birthday for me! There you are many many miles away and God has brought us together right before our birthdays!

        What has come to my spirit is to make a list of all the wonderful characteristics your mother has. Name some specifically in a devotional way. In it describe how these attributes have made your life better. Remember moments in your lives where she made a real difference and have each one of you tell her.

        From a mother’s standpoint, I can’t think of anything I would rather hear than to know that my daughter is walking with the Lord and that I made a difference in her doing that.

        Hope that helps. If you wish and can I would love to see pictures and how this turns out! God bless!

        Cathy Craig Neil, PMIC/Guardian Property Management, LLC http://www.wix.com/cathyneil/Property-Management 803-840-1946 blog: http://www.craigmotor.wordpress.com author/columnist: http://www.believers.bay.com


  9. Love your blog and your bright upbeat spirit. I just felt happy reading your blog….and really…you don’t like SHOPPING? God bless you anyway!! LOL

    • Thank you so much! BTW I love what you wrote about Tim Tebow. WE need a lot more like him! And yes, I don’t enjoy shopping anymore. I use to love it. I am small; finding clothes and shoes to fit me now is like work. Enjoy it as long as you can!

  10. Sorry Cathy I’m not sure where I posted the need for Prayer for Wendy and Bob but thank you for your willingness to uphold them in prayer, it is indeed wonderful news today, I’m bursing wth Joy, how Great is our God!

    Christian Love Anne.

  11. Hi Cathy, I will keep everyone updated on my Blog as I receive them from Bob, he said that Wendy responded to him and much more, you will be blessed as you read his post, it is called… Just Got Home From Seeing Wendy, How very very Awesome is our God!

    Thanks again Cathy – be back soon – Christian Love Anne.

  12. Cathy, I would like to nominate you for the “Sunshine Award” today. If you would like to accept, please follow some simple steps:

    – include the image on your blog
    – answer some questions about yourself (see my blog post https://rebecaurora.wordpress.com/2012/02/28/sunshine-award/
    – nominate another 5 or 10 or 12 bloggers
    – link to the one who nominated you



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  14. Thanks for stopping by my blog, and liking my post ‘Knowing God as Father.’ I appreciate it!

    Love and Truth,

  15. I appreciate all your encouragement. I can tell you are an experienced blogger. I’d like to learn more about changing fonts and making my posts more aesthetically appealing. Do you have any suggestions on places to look to learn more about that?
    Thanks, Dave

    • Thank you Dave for your kind words! I have only been blogging seriously since October so there is still a lot I don’t understand. WordPress can be difficult and frustrating at times.
      As far as I know you can’t change fonts unless you upgrade; I have tried that myself and it won’t do it. Now you can add the italics or bold print. I am sure changing fonts is one way they make money.
      Without upgrading, I tend to change my pictures quite often and the background color since it won’t let me use it for anything else. The Theme you choose also has a lot to do with your options. I have debated changing to 20/10 because it does allow other backgrounds but to do so is a great amount of work re-adding widgets and info that won’t transfer over. Unfortunately wordpress has made it so to really be creative you have to upgrade not that that is a bad idea. I think to change fonts the upgrade is $30.00 a year.

      Some general notes would be to make short posts, change the pictures often and maybe the theme. For me as a reader, I tend to read ones that are shorter due to time. The key is also to have a great Title.
      Are you on Facebook? You can link your site to your facebook page if you haven’t already.

      Personally, I like to read “about” the people who write the blogs. Have you checked your stats page?
      Also adding widgets and uploading signs, or pictures is always a plus. I know to get on Freshly pressed which I would love to do you have to have a fantastic Title.
      If you haven’t checked out the different themes that would be a great start and think of ways to grab the readers attention as soon as they hit your page.
      Hope that helps some; wish I could offer more. If I think of anything else I will message you.

      • ok – thanks for the ideas. I’ve had this site for a little more than a year. When I first started I was able to change some of the fonts, but then I noticed I couldn’t, so they must have cut that from my theme or something. Lately, I’ve been trying to learn more about blogging, so you suggestions are helpful. I like some things about the theme I have, but I wouldn’t mind being able to do more with it.

  16. Hi Cathy……thanks for the “Like” on my post “Hope for the Suicidal”……I appreciate it! Your blog is very lively, enjoyable and sprinkled with humor……..continuing to make the world a brighter place…….Blessings!…..Kim

    • thanks for stopping by! I lost the ability to laugh years ago due to such hard circumstances but God brought it back; so I try to show people God’s funny side!

  17. Just testing for WordPress

  18. I wonder if your distaste for “The Deer Hunter” corresponds w/ your distain for deer meat? Blessings! Thanks for the ‘like’ – tim

    • I could hardly sit through the “Deer Hunter” but deer meat is ugh…..my husband loves to hunt….he and I have had major discussions of his desire to kill Bambi!

      • Good Morning N – I had to give you a new image of hunting. I’m an occassional ‘hunter’ that has never killed a deer. Instead, I go & lean myself & my rifle against a tree, smoke my pipe, eat snacks, & read. Friends love to imagine this as they (men especially) then wonder why I go if I’ve no plans to shoot a deer. Just a process of retreat I grew from childhood. Going w/ family (big hunters), I had to appear ‘hunter’ & would instead just go & watch deer … run away 🙂 Blessings! – tim

      • Well, you have me laughing! The hours my husband has spent sitting in a deer stand go way beyond the one he shot. He often falls asleep, eats snacks but won’t let me text him for fear it will chase the deer away. He bought “scent free” detergent and dryer cloths specially for his deer hunting attire. His gamut of camo is more than I can stand but his friends who are all big hunters prod him along.

        Anyone who doesn’t hunt in this southern city is considered an outcast of society which includes me. My rantings to his hunting buddies about killing Bambi have gone without notice. It makes him happy and I have time to blog while he is gone!

        Cathy Craig Neil, PMIC/Guardian Property Management, LLC http://www.wix.com/cathyneil/Property-Management 803-840-1946 blog: http://www.craigmotor.wordpress.com author/columnist: http://www.believers.bay.com

  19. Hi Cathy,

    I love your blog! I have nominated you for the “Versatile Blogger Award.” Please follow this link: http://lorischulz.wordpress.com/2012/04/05/versatile-blogger-award/

    Blessings to you!

  20. Easter is a time of rememberance, a time of thankfulness, a time of Joy…

    Many Blessings Cathy to you and your Loved ones.

    Christaian Love – Ron and Anne

  21. First, thanks for stopping by my blog. Second, I love your lists. Nothing a self-aware person. 🙂

  22. Hi Cathy, I love your blog! I got here through someone else’s and I’m so glad that I got here. You have a beautiful blog here. Hugs 🙂

  23. I’ve nominated you for One Lovely Blogger Award. You can check out the information here. http://learningtobeblog.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/one-lovely-blog-award/

  24. I m much happy to be part of this blog. I m very thankful to mom Cathy too. Christian in Pakistan are very and excited too thy also pray all our brothers and sisters in USA.

  25. Cathy, thank you for the recent “like” on my blog. Please check back from time to time for updates, and keep up the good work!

  26. Thank you Cathy for sharing yourself with the world. And your right, you never know who you will touch. Love the scripture you shared and the pic of your cat, Maxi….Many, many blessings to you…..Robin

  27. Just read in Genesis this morning about Jacob, Leah and Rebekah….and Naphtali. 🙂

  28. I surfed my way to your blog and liked what I found.

  29. I see PINK, thanks for the nomination Cathy. Looks like you changed you color scheme. It’s a bit hard on my eyes without shades. Keep up the good work. Blessings, Freddy.

  30. Thanks for stopping by my blog this week! 🙂

  31. I noticed that you said you were a Southerner of Scotch-Irish descent, so I thought you might like to read these:

    “Was the Alabama Victory over Notre Dame Prophetic?”

    “Born Fighting: How the Scotch-Irish Shaped America by James Webb”

  32. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I appreciate it and am glad to find yours! Have a blessed day!

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  34. May God richly bless your writing.

  35. Lovely blog. Nice to meet you here in cyber space.

  36. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. Your writings are wonderful!

    • Dear Sharon, When I saw the name of your blog, pursuingjeremiah2911 it hit home with me. That verse was a saving grace for me many years ago in a very difficult time of my life. There are many good, Christian bloggers here that have connected like you and me trying to get those very words out to a hurting world. God bless you and glad God connected us!

  37. Thank you for liking my latest blog post. I look forward to reading your blog!

  38. Your blog is fun and vibrant. Thank you for your voice Cathy!

  39. Cathy, The first verse that I memorized when I “got on fire for Jesus,” was Matthew 28:18-20. Today, I quote it very frequently. I am now following your blog. Please consider following mine.
    Blessings to you,
    John 17:3
    Pastor/Equipping The Saints

  40. Thank you for the like of my post. Please contact me at: equippingthesaints@outlook.com

    Senior Pastor
    Equipping The Saints – Eph 4:12

  41. Cathy, thanks so much for liking my posts. I hope that you’ll visit again to check out other articles and many forthcoming series that I’ll be presenting. God bless you as you continue to serve the Lord!

  42. Cathy, thank you for stopping by to read and follow my blog. I enjoy reading yours! Happy Easter!

  43. Love the photo at the head of the page. I haven’t got a FaceBook page, will it ever catch on?

  44. Hi Cathy! I thought you’d might like to know that I nominated your blog for the One Lovely Blog Award. Congratulations! http://maryaperez.com/awards/my-one-lovely-blog-award/

    • Thank you Mary! I have been going through such a difficult time this whole year I haven’t been blogging nearly as much as I would like. The encouragement is very much appreciated! God Bless!

  45. Love that picture of the dove coming out of the cross – what a beautiful image during the season of lent.

  46. Truthfully, I never saw the dove before David mentioned it this morning. All I ‘thought’ that I saw was the Power of God shattering the cross.
    Well, DUH!

  47. Amen Sister in Christ Jesus ( Yeshua ) Cathy!! 😀

    I love you Kitty Cat Picture of Maxi a lot!!

    I have a cat named Patches, she was one years old when God gave her to me as my old cat Snowy Died in my arms in 07/03/2012 of kidney problems!! ( https://kristiann1.com/2013/09/26/mcp/ )

    Love Always and Shalom ( Peace ), YSIC \o/

    Kristi Ann

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