“My Collection” by Angela Briedenbach, Author of Snowflake Tiara

Final book cover ST10My Collection

A long time ago, when I was a small girl, I was given a little black kitten. I dubbed her Rosie because I’d just learned about African black roses. My little girl world wasn’t easy. In fact, it was really rough with a mentally ill mom and other family issues. That little kitten became my companion for eighteen years. I learned to soothe myself when I was sad or upset by playing with my kitten and training her. Cats are awesome pets who keep our blood pressure down and provide tons of entertainment.

Over the years I’ve found or been given several little cat statues. Some were worth a little bit of money like my Lladro/Nao ceramic figurines. But after about twenty-five years, I sold a few to finance a conference. My daughter noticed a few missing. It gave me the perfect opportunity to teach that though I loved my little collection, my dreams were worth much more than things. I’ve never regretted the decision.

I loved writing Jesus Kitty into Snowflake Tiara because it gave me the perfect place to put a little girl and a little kitty that helped her get through her rough times.

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Author Bio

Angela & co-author Valerie Comer

Angela & co-author Valerie Comer

Angela Breidenbach is a captivating speaker, coach, and the author of Snowflake Tiara, A Healing Heart, April 2013 from Abingdon Press in the Quilts of Love series, Gems of Wisdom: For a Treasure-filled Life (women’s Bible study & small group book), Creative Cooking for Simple Elegance, and Creative Cooking for Colitis. She is certified in mentor/peer counseling as a CTA life coach. She’s owned by #Muse, the dog-like cat, whose antics can be found at his own A-Muse-ings blog interviewing pets as they dish up celebrity owners or giving Muse Reviews as the most well-read cat in the world.

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4 thoughts on ““My Collection” by Angela Briedenbach, Author of Snowflake Tiara

  1. Angela, thanks for sharing about your collection. Dreams ARE worth more than things, but sometimes (often times) it’s hard to give up the things we love. May God richly fulfill your dreams. Wishing you the best.

  2. Angie, I collect angels–they remind me of some of the company I’ll be in when I’m home with Jesus and that He puts them around us. I had a cat, too, that I loved and my cat helped me get through some rough times. I’m so sorry you had to cope with a mentally ill mother. Praying for you as you cope with the loss of your father. Hugs!

    • Carrie, thanks for sharing about your collection and your beloved cat. Pets provide such unconditional love and acceptance. My master’s thesis was on the bond between people and dogs. The research is amazing.

      How many angels make a collection? Somehow I now have three, all gifts, so I guess I have a serendipitous angel collection. (smile!)