The BIG Answer

  • Posted: June 30, 2011 
  • by Karen Ragusa   -  
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“But there is suffering in life, and there are defeats. No one can avoid them. But it’s better to lose some of the battles in the struggles for your dreams than to be defeated without ever knowing what you’re fighting for.”

~ Paulo Coelho

Yesterday left me with a feeling of devastation.

Not only did we get the “regrets” letter from Petco, Darryl lost his job.

I still know in my heart that we will get a property, of that I am sure.

But only God knows who will say yes to helping us achieve its delivery.

So, I’ll be in limbo a little longer than I wanted and quite frankly it is going to force me to cut back and reorganize.

We have been doing this long enough to know what we need to regroup and restructure.

We are already on full course- with our eyes set on the goal. Even though it is not coming about the way we wanted it to, it is in God’s hands and He has the very best interest of HIS creatures in mind.

In that I can have peace and rest.

The secular saying comes to mind, “What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger”.

Well folks, WE’RE NOT DEAD!!!

As volunteers, we are talking more to one another about solutions and resources.

My board members are actively pursuing how and what they can take part in to produce results that will lead to realizing the “vision”.

Reliable and stable people are stepping up every day offering to help.

I am focused on building a stronger foster base and fundraising.

All in all, it is good that we’re simply not moving on, but waiting a bit while the solid foundation has time to dry.

I am thankful for all of your good thoughts and prayers leading up to this point on this journey.

We will never arrive fully, but I covet your continued prayers in the meantime. One day we will put a shovel into the ground at the new site. A place that will be the Caring4Creatures facility and will house “All God’s Creatures” without judgment as to who we can accept.

As a rescue we stand on the tenant that responding with “sorry, but we’re full” is not an option to reply to hurting people and hurting pets.

We will continue to fight the good fight, and with God’s help to stay in HIS WILL with every step we take. The vision will be realized at the appropriate time, and we will all celebrate His Goodness together.

This is in fact the house (or facility) that the Lord is building. As workers we don’t work in vain, but with real purpose and resolve.

Thanks again for your continued interest and support.

Fondly yours,


Written by Karen Ragusa

Karen has gracefully run this organization and watched it grow since 2008. She's seen it all over the years and loves to write about her adventures!

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