Spiritual Sunday ~ Paradise

God is so kind to usl! It all worked out well that I'm with Carrie and Susanna this week because Kathy died. Kathy is her girlfriend's mother and Carrie was able to attend the memorial service and comfort her friend while I stayed home and cared for the baby.

Last week, I found it interesting that I photographed "Birds of Paradise" when I strolled through Liberty Station. In my opinion, it is the perfect flower when I think of a memorial. I'm enjoying the photo now as I reflect on this day.

This morning I read an interesting passage in 1 Timothy 1: 9 and 10. God saved us and called us to be holy, not because of what we had done, but because of his own plan and kindness. Before the world began, God planned that Christ Jesus would show us God's kindness. Now with the coming of our Savior Christ Jesus, he has revealed it. Christ has destroyed death, and through the Good News he has brought eternal life into full view.

I'm reminded that Jesus destroyed death. Kathy is alive and perfected. That is God's kindness!

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  1. Mary, so glad you could be there so Carrie could attend the memorial service. Yes, we can have hope in Christ. One day we will be together with our loved ones who knew Jesus as their personal Savior. Sending you hugs today,

  2. What a blessing that your visit worked out for Carrie to attend the memorial service with her friend. Yes, God is so kind to destroy death! We are very blessed. Thanks for sharing this.

  3. I believe that Kathie is alive and that life contiues in a special state of grace. God bless you and Carrie.

    Yoli :)

  4. So glad you are there with carrie and susanna, love you.

  5. This reminds me, Mary, of something our pastor used to say: "We are all eternal souls, just going through a temporary, human experience."
    Pretty comforting, isn't it?
    Love you!

  6. God saved us and called us to be holy, not because of what we had done, but because of his own plan and kindness.

    Yes, it's all about Him and His plans and purposes!!!! Praise God.

  7. I'm sorry to hear about Carrie's friends mom. It is a blessing that you were able to be there.
    God Bless,

  8. Beautiful photo...and post honoring Carrie's friend's mother. Blessings to you today.

  9. This was a passage I haven't read for a long time... it's really rich! It has nothing to do with what we have done... thankfully! It's all about who He is and what He has done. A great Sunday morning reminder, Mary!


  10. What a beautiful picture and beautiful post. I love those bird of paradise plants too. My aunt used to have a huge one in her back yard that I admired.

  11. Everything truly works out in His perfect timing!!! May God's comfort cover your daughter's friend's family. That is a nice pic that you took and what a beautiful Truth you had shared!!! Glory be to God! Take care sister Mary and God bless.

  12. So sorry for your loss. Its wonderful, isn't it that we can have joy in the midst of our grief...knowing that life is eternal, a heavenly home awaits us all. A beautiful post, and I am sure that whenever you see a Bird of Paradise now you will think of Kathy. God bless you.

  13. Hey Mary!

    So glad you could be there so Carrie could attend the memorial services. And I know caring for Susanna brings you much joy!!

    Love the photo of the Birds of Paradise....just beautiful!!

    Have a blessed week!


  14. I can only imagine the reunions and joy that lay ahead when we once again get to hug our loved ones who've gone on ahead of us.

    My parents have been gone for a long while, yet somehow they still seem very much alive, especially as I imagine them relishing all that heaven offers.


  15. So sorry to hear about the mother of Carrie's friend, but thankful to hear you were there to help her out on that day.

    Thank you for sharing...have a blessed week.

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  17. I'm sure it meant the world to them that you came with Jesus hands and feet. I LOVE that scripture! And those gorgeous flowers, wow...


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