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Kelly is the mother of 5 adorable kids--4 boys and a girl. The girl came in a package with a boy (twins). Kelly is married to a charming young man who lives and breathes computers. They are also guardians for three nieces and a nephew.

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"And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall."

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Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Forgiveness is Divine

I learned a profound lesson today. The concept of forgiveness is not new. It is not new to me, but I learned what can happen between two people when forgiveness is extended.

I also learned that two people can overcome huge obstacles when they are willing to put the friendship above past mistakes.

This entry IS directed toward a certain friend. She knows who she is. To her I say, Thank-you for your is the most divine a gift anyone could give.

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On Thursday, December 08, 2005 2:14:00 AM, Blogger John wrote...

I've had--relatively recently--a serious struggle with forgiveness.

It was very difficult to forgive someone who behaved contemptibly towards me and/or my family and didn't even want my forgiveness.

Indeed, were smugly content with themselves.

The best I could do was walk away and have faith in God's Justice.

But I had difficulty going the full distance and "loving" my enemies--or those who treated me and/or my family like an enemy, anyway--and "praying" for them, in all heart-felt sincerity and Love.

I tried; I went through the motions and mouthed the prayers, but I didn't FEEL the sincerity and Love required to back the words I used with substantive power, and so truly Forgive.

Claudius: My words fly up, my thoughts remain below, words without thoughts never to heaven go.


The best I could do was walk away.

On Thursday, December 08, 2005 12:10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote...

Kelly, I have learned many things by being your friend, but the gift of forgiveness is one that I cherish the most, because it was the hardest to learn.

Thank you for your undying love for me and your power to forgive. Your friendship is kindredly divine! (I'm sure Anne Shirley would know what I mean! wink!)

On Thursday, December 08, 2005 12:19:00 PM, Blogger Kelly wrote...

John said: "The best I could do was walk away and have faith in God's Justice."

Sometimes that is best we can do. Sometimes we just have to leave it in His hands.


To anonymous: thank-you.


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