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The Beauty of Violence

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

When God said “Let there be Light” the universe was created with a violent explosion of light. There has been beauty in the violent creation of stars and beauty in their violent destruction.

There is dark beauty in the violence of black holes. God created a frail and flawed creature, placed him within this violent beauty. God loved His creation and gave him the “Word.” The word was God.

For some unfathomable reason, this was not enough for God. God choose to not to only “talk the talk” but to “walk the walk” so He came to mankind and walked among us. He suffered with mankind and for mankind, to show each one of us that He did indeed love His strange, frail and flawed creature. God’s universe is indeed violent but in spite of the violence we are shown how we can love and be loved.

God could have created a beautiful universe where there is no violence and no death. We could be like beautiful silk flowers that never wilt, never suffer and never die but like the silk flowers, we would not be alive. For me it is enough to know that I am alive and that, in spite of pain, I am able to behold the wonderful beautiful violent beauty of God’s creation

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CHUNKSTER63 9/16/2009 7:59AM

    Nice post and thanks.

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Those of Us Who Know

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Those of Us Who Know

Those of us who are Buddhists know that Danielle was an ancient soul who chose to come back to Earth to be where she was needed. To love Alice and to save Jay.

Those of us who are Protestants know that Danielle was a gift from God and has returned to God to be in the loving arms of Christ.

Those of us who are Catholics know that the Blessed Virgin Mary, all the Saints and Angels of Heaven are wrapping their loving arms around our precious Danielle.

Those of us who know: know that Danielle and Grandma Dorcas are on an adventure of their own. They both will be with us even as they explore the realms of the Universe together.

May the wings of your guardian angel
Surround and comfort you.

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SHASTA11 8/7/2009 12:23PM

    So moving and true.

All my best to you and your family.

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MSWEEZER 8/7/2009 7:33AM

    Sending you a huge emoticon.

I'm so sorry for your loss and will keep you and yours in my prayers.

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My precious Danielle

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I have lost my precious 7 year old granddaughter due to a car accident. Please pray for my daughter and for our family.

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CHUNKSTER63 8/7/2009 12:04PM

    thanks for the comment on my page and yes I do care very much and so don't the others as you go through this strife know that your grandaughter is in good hands with the Lord.

God Bless you and your family.


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ELMO12714 8/7/2009 10:05AM

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.

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PKELLAM 8/3/2009 10:42AM

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful granddaughter Danielle.

You have a challenging road ahead of you and one that you never imagined you'd find yourself on. As a grieving Grandmother in some ways I think your challenges are even more difficult than those of us grieving Moms. Watching your child live through life's greatest loss and not being able to make it all better has got to be heart wrenching.

Just be there for her and let her know that whatever she is feeling at that moment is perfectly okay. It may be frightening to see how quick a storm of emotions can occur but those tears, that laughter, even the anger is all part of the journey. Let her talk about Danielle however and whenever she wants to. Danielle is still as much a part of your lives as she was months ago.

The best advice I ever received was from another grieving Mom. She told me "Deep breaths and baby steps" would become my mantra. She was right. All that needs to be dealt with is right now. The next hour, next day, and next week will take care of themselves. Take a deep breath and just keep leaning forward and you'll get there.

If you are interested in an online grief community for grieving families drop me a note and I can share a couple that have helped me on my journey.

Wishing you Peace...

Penny - Sean's Mom
12/10/83 - 12/28/05

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SHASTA11 7/26/2009 5:35PM

    My sympathy and prayers to you and your family.


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MOB8/2009 7/26/2009 5:10PM

    Oh, I am so very, very sorry. It is so sad to lose anyone, but the loss of a child cuts to the heart. Your entire family is in my prayers. emoticon

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GRANDMAAMIE 7/25/2009 3:41PM

    No words can say how much sadness I feel for you and your family many prayers sent your way.
may god keep her in his hands till you meet up with her again.

gods little angel


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CHOCMOM 7/24/2009 5:53AM

  My sympathies for you and your family. I am sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers and thoughts.

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CAROL_ 7/24/2009 4:58AM

    She is so beautiful; many condolences on your loss.

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KARATEMOM02 7/24/2009 3:00AM

    I am sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your family.


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LESSW84ME 7/24/2009 12:32AM

    I recently lost my husband unexpectedly and I know that death is hard to accept for those of us that are left here on this earth. I pray that God brings you peace during this time and that he blesses you with His grace.

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KAMMYS_NEW_LIFE 7/23/2009 11:12PM

    Your precious grandaugher has now turned into an angel and just as she has touched many many lives here on Earth, she is doing the same in Heaven! God is with you all right now and he is embracing you all........God Bless I will be thinking and praying for you in the days and years ahead............

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LINDA! 7/23/2009 11:03PM

    I am so very sorry. I cannot imagine the pain your family is going through at this time. I do know that God will be with you. I pray that you feel His presence at this time. emoticon

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JERSEYGIRL24 7/23/2009 11:00PM

    I am so sad to hear this. My sympathies to you and your family. G-d bless your little angel.



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LIFES*2*SHORT 7/23/2009 10:54PM

  WOW..... I can't imagine how this must feel for the family. I am deeply sorry for your devestating loss. I will uplift the family in prayer!


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JENIFIREHARP 7/23/2009 10:12PM

    I am sorry for your loss of this precious angel. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

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RONDARC 7/23/2009 2:21PM

    I am so very sorry. My thoughts & prayers to you and your family. emoticon emoticon

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JALEPENOANN 7/23/2009 12:50PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with your family.

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CHUNKSTER63 7/23/2009 10:16AM

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss and your Daughter ,you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mother's Song

I've lost my baby daughter,
Though not misplaced.
I feel she's somewhere
Bound by neither time nor space.
Perhaps she sits before the Throne
With radiant face.
She could be dancing happily
Like little girls do
With golden taps beneath
Each precious little shoe.
I know she must love music,
So I'm sure it's true.
I'm grateful that in Heaven
She is healthy and strong
And that she's lulled to sleep each night
By Heaven's song,
But I wish I could hold her;
Is that terribly wrong?
I sang so often to her
While she was with me
And I will go on listening
For her harmony.
How sweet to know
I'll hear it In eternity.

Calling all Goonies
Team leader

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MARTY19 7/23/2009 8:52AM

    I am so sorry to hear the news. I will offer prayers that the family can find peace and comfort during this most difficult time.


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NANCYVV 7/23/2009 7:54AM

    I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your daughter and her family.
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    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your daughter, her family, and you are in my thoughts an prayers. God has one more angel with him now.


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Sunday, June 28, 2009

I have been very fortunate to be part of a loving if somewhat crazy family.

We need, desperately need, family. If we do not have an extended birth family we will search for family in other places and this is why we will belong to communities: communities such as SparkPeople and the teams that make up the SparkPeople Community as a whole.

I have often asked myself what exactly makes up a family. What keeps a family together and how can we be of service to one another?

The advantage, or disadvantage, depending on how you may look at it, of the family that you are born into or adopted into is permanence. We can not cease being a member of our birth family even if we leave it physically and or emotionally. Our DNA will always connect us to those who have conceived us.

Other family communities are Churches and various organizations such as the Elks, Masons, community organization and the like.

The online communities are the newest and they certainly are fascinating ways to become part of a family.

It takes time to make a family however, time and commitment. A family needs history, support and love to make it work. Perhaps there is much to learn from each other on line. Perhaps there are things that we can learn here that can help us with our birth families.

If we can learn to communicate well here, make mistakes and learn from those mistakes, we will be able to communicate better with our brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, husbands, wives and children.

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GRANNYGRN 6/28/2009 6:08PM

    Well said! My biological family all live far away and I don't get to see them often. I thank God for my church family. It's somewhat crazy, too. Some would say that's why it is such a good fit! emoticon

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Today the sky is blue in Colorado

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

This promises to be a beautiful day in Western Colorado.
The sky is blue, the morning air is quiet. I am quite at peace.

I want to make this day to be a day of hope and promise.

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BIKERMAMA09 6/25/2009 10:45AM

    Peace is a good feeling... emoticon

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