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When I travel to St Louis, Missouri¬†there is a beautiful sight on the way. I see it every timei drive in the area¬†and decided to take a picture this time. As I sit in the hotel tonight I think about the cross and whyI am so afraid to bare the cross that I have and carry it strongly forward on the journey. I usually do my best to set it aside, ignore it, tell myself it can’t possibly there, it is invisible, it is a fictional thing that is not real, or a hundred different excuses. Not to signify that the cross is a huge part of my life, as it is the cross of salvation, but also the cross of the saving grace that gives peace and the divine.

This cross in the middle of nowhere is a huge reminder to me who and what is in charge of my journey and who makes the plans. It is a bearer of salvation, love, suffering and joy of Divine Love and the Holy Spirit in my life. I must acknowledge this and move forward on the journey with this love and joy helping me to face suffering to assure my salvation.

What do you do to maintain peace and the divine in your life?

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    Yesterday morning we woke up to a huge tree branch that was hit by lightning covering our back door patio. My husband looked out and said “Oh Mama, we have a mess. Never mind it missed the house and nearby windows by a couple of inches! The dog just stared at it all day, wondering what had happening. No one had heard it in the night. I think it happened about 10-12 midnight when the worst of the storms came through. I could not help but take pictures of it when I got home! I do not know the status of my patio set and the Statue of the Virgin Mary or the roses that lie underneath, as we could not see them under the branches. And it missed the grill sitting on the patio, a good thing with propane waiting to explode under it.

God sometimes reminds us of the size of the power and also makes us humble in knowing that we are dust without his grace and love.

Note: Reminder my e-mail has changed to Snoopykg2@aol.com

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I would have to say the time around our wedding day 9/15/84 was a time of vivid imagery, great dreams, and great plans….We were at a time where anything goes, trying so hard to make all our dreams and imagination come to life. It was a time of new beginnings innocence,
laughter, when there was a lot of uplifting and constructive dialogue about life and it wonders.

I am in the process of becoming an Associate of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, SSND, who taught me in Saint Paul Minnesota in the 70’s and I now visit Mankato, Minnesota every so often to visit. It is a blessing to go there and have so many sisters in one place, who knew I could have over a 150 grandmothers in one place! They take very good care of me. I sometimes wonder if my path had been slightly different, I would have probably became a Sister working in HealthCare. Being an Associate helps me keep connected with SSND in another way that gives me peace and joy. some of the pictures in the video might look familiar, as I have posted photos I have taken on the Mankato Hill as well.


Resurrection ——————————————————————————–
A rising again; the resumption of vigor.
I found this description different than all the definitions of the rising from the dead. resumption of vigor can be shown in all creation as Spring comes; new buds on the trees, new babies and animals, new flowers to behold, new friends, new challenges, new joys, new outcomes, new outlooks, new coats of paint, shiny perspectives. freshing and new, bold and beautiful.

I have to say it gets the boys out of the house as well!, going golfing….LOL

Right after we were married in 1984, we moved to Columbia, Missouri and also a few other places; Memphis, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Atlanta and then our present home in Lake in the Hills came into play after My husband took a position with Home Depot development and Construction in Chicago. Kim was still able to stay with the same Lab company for almost 20 years, despite all the moving, which she left and has been working forLabCorp for two years. Atlanta did become home and it is where our children were born, however Chicago is great with all the activities and also 5 hours from our roots in St Paul Minnesota-GO TWINS/VIKINGS. We basically took a house in Chicago we really did not plan on owning and planned on being there only a short time., the market in Chicago was definitely more expensive than our 1 acre home site in Atlanta! We have now put our kids through over 12 years of Catholic education and loved it here…..

Here is a little information about Lake in the Hills and our subdivision:

Lake in the Hills (often abbreviated L.I.T.H. or LITH) is a village in McHenry County, Illinois, United States. The population was 23,152 at the 2000 census. A 2006 special census put the village’s population at 29,175.

The village is most known for its rampant residential growth which occurred most heavily in the 1990s. Once a sleepy lakeside village of cottages and small ranches, its population skyrocketed as developers flocked to the area in the 1990s. Its population increased by 17,000 people (a nearly 400% increase) over this period, making it one of the most rapidly growing suburbs of Chicago and in the United States at that time. At the height of its building boom, the village issued over 1,000 residential building permits in 1995.

Spring Lake Farm (north) is a subdivision of Miller Road, west of Frank Road. It was also among the village’s first subdivisions, built circa early 1990s, by Sundance Homes and Americana Homes. It includes both single-family and multi-family homes.

I would have to say the first thing I would think of is a great sense of humor. Another important endearment is comittment to a mutual relationship and ability to understand that it takes time and effort to develop a mutual friendship that is positive, healing, constructive, and uplifting. I am especially attracted to a friends eyes and expressions, as a mirror to the soul. The ability to see more than the surface and truly develop an interesting and lasting relationship that can be very satisfying and beneficial for both parties.

Posted on: March 23, 2010

I would have to say the first thing I would think of is a great sense of humor. Another important endearment is comittment to a mutual relationship and ability to understand that it takes time and effort to develop a mutual friendship that is positive, healing, constructive, and uplifting. I am especially attracted to a friends eyes and expressions, as a mirror to the soul. The ability to see more than the surface and truly develop an interesting and lasting relationship that can be very satisfying and beneficial for both parties.

Well generally it is wherever I am, as God is in all and with all. Nature, architecture, others, and even that special place I have in my house to pray. and at my church. Most special is the chapel at Good Counsel Hill in Mankato Minnesota. Home of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, conference center, convent, retirement home. (See Picture Below)


When I looked up friendship it refered to friendship as a type of companionship, that a human towards another human being or an organism can have. Now I do not know many of my friends that are organisms,but perhaps on some days!! You know who you are! LOL. The bond in which one has a feeling towards another is long and lasting if the two parties give the kind of time and effort that is needed. Friendship is the cooperative and supportive relationship between people, or animals.In some sense, the term connotes a relationship which involves mutual knowledge, esteem, affection, and respect along with a degree of rendering service to friends in times of need or crisis.
Friends welcome each other’s company, exhibit loyalty, often to the point of altruism. specific tastes will usually be similar and they may share enjoyable activities. They might engage in helping behavior, such as the exchange of advice and the sharing of hardship. Practical execution of friendship is little more than the trust that someone will not harm them.
During the last 48 years, yes I turned 48 on the 16th, I have found so many friends that have completed all of these aspects in the very definition of the word. Most of my friendships have been long and lasting. My newer friends can actually take comfort in that, I take my friendships very seriously, giving time and effort, as well as engaging loyalty.
I find the biggest thing I need to do is be more present. This is difficult when so many of my friends are hundreds of miles away, but I try my best to keep in the loop…….The Friendship Circle…..Kim


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