Posts tagged ‘Life’

The Cardinal: A Symbol of Life, Hope, and Eternity

The cardinal can represent the living spirit’s vitality and the blood of Jesus Christ. When one sees a cardinal, one is reminded of life and hope that one will live on in eternity. The cardinal reminds people that there is hope.

I saw this cardinal on our lanai Wednesday morning. Immediately I knew it was a “sign”, the cardinal has significant meaning for my family. Before my Grandmother died she told my mother, “when the cardinal comes to the window it will be my time to go home” My grandmother told a story of a cardinal coming to visit her as a girl. The cardinal sat on the widow ledge of her home and within days her mother died. Days before my grandmother died, a cardinal visited my mother’s window, and tapped on it three times. My mother knew.

So when I saw this beautiful bird on our lanai, I knew God was telling me the time was near, and he was preparing the way for my brother. Today I learned, my brother, Duane will be go home by Easter. Duane is a sweet and gentle soul. I will miss his sense of humor and weekend calls. All who knew him, will miss him terribly. I had my mom put the phone on speaker so that I could read favorite bible verses to him and tell him the story of the cardinal. Later my sister and mother told how they were visited yesterday by cardinals on their window ledges. God is Merciful…Praying for Peace for my family and his friends. He was a faithful servant of God, it is no wonder he’s calling him home.

IMG_8114 The cardinal can represent the living spirit’s vitality and the blood of Jesus Christ.   When one sees a cardinal, one is reminded of life and hope that one will live on in eternity. The cardinal reminds people that there is hope.

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Preparing a Place for your loved one.

 

A Slice of Life…Driving by…

I was in Orlando, Florida today for work, driving down unknown roads observing life as I went along.   Of course I had my camera with me (just in case)…these pictures were literally taken through my car window.  The scene of life, it’s hardships and beauty stroke me.  I was half afraid they were going to see me taking their pictures, but they were busy with “life”

I could just imagine…the gentleman standing saying..”Yep, you’ve got a real problem there!”  His hands on his hips state the dilemma clearly…, yet, he’s not joining in on solving the problem.  “Moral support is all your getting from me!”

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And then this couple meanders by …They were clearly a couple.  I could feel the hardship passing between them..they didn’t even bother to notice the men with car problems. He’s walking 20 steps ahead…with his recent purchase in hand, clearly anxious to partake of his beverage.  She too has a package in her hand, fast food.  She’s beautifully and colorfully dressed, with long dangly earrings.  I can just see her putting them on this morning, something so simple.  Yet, I’m sure those earrings brightened her day to put them on, along with her dress of many colors.

I wonder when they reach their destination…will their packages make them as happy as they anticipate?

A Slice of Life… driving by!

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