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Well I have to say this so bare with me. Twenty years ago tonight I was going into labor with my first-born Amanda, who will be twenty tomorrow. It was a routine time to go to the hospital, however little did I know that after 18 hours of labor the doctor would say we have got to do this another way, my husband retorted, “Well doc, what other way do you suggest?”…..After an uneventful C-Section at 4:08pm on April 5, 1990 Amanda Carol Grady was born. She has been an outright shining example of divine love ever since. Always the best at whatever she puts her passion into, behavior, love, sports, grades, humor, friendships, family,….

Divine Love at its best….

Well first let me say, I would like to go to South Carolina for my Grand Nieces First Birthday!
It would be great, however I do not have the finances or the time to take off of work. Well I will discern it a bit and figure out what I can do.

In the meantime, I wonder where the journey is going to lead me rather than thinking about where I want to go. I have long ago decided that it is not me that decides where I go, it is on God’s timeline.
I used to think it was my hubby’s timeline, as we moved from state to state, however there was something else that we were not even aware of driving the journey. I truly believe everything happens to us for a reason and truly makes us stronger, even though I struggle between conscious awareness and unconscious challenges in my thinking. Sometimes I want to run away, far far away, other times I want to just sit in my car and be, other times I don’t want to get in the car/race at all. Even if there is sweet music on the radio, a great view with the sunroof, and a guidance system to lead me on the journey, there are times when the thought of going somewhere just blows me under and I would rather go nowhere, or stop at a way stop. I guess the key is to set the guidance system, take a leap of faith, dare to risk, and talk on the cell phone while I am on the journey, although not in Illinois, as it is illegal to talk on your phone in some areas. Oh and I might even stop to get more fuel on the way, maybe even a candy bar!

Attached is a picture of my new care–2010 Hyundai Tuscon……

What do you see in the mirror, a reflection of God/the Divine. possibly nothing. Do your actions show the way for others? Do you live you life in a way to reflect the Divine and show that light to others? Is there a joy in your heart that gives life-giving love, gratitude, and laughter to all you touch? Is there a sparkle in your eyes and others of the Divine? If this is what you reflect than you will reflect in the mirror. If not there will just be a plane of glass to behold and a hollow road to lead or follow….


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

On this day of Palm Sunday, I thought I would meditate on the word Passion……

Passion (from the Latin verb patior, meaning to suffer or to endure, also related to compatible) is an emotion applied to a very strong feeling about a person or thing. Passion is an intense emotion compelling feeling, enthusiasm, or desire for something. The term is also often applied to a lively or eager interest in or admiration for a proposal, cause, or activity or love. Passion can be expressed as a feeling of unusual excitement, enthusiasm or compelling emotion towards a subject, idea, person, or object. A person is said to have a passion for something when they have a strong positive affinity for it. A love for something and a passion for something are very similar feelings..

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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