Thought For The Day 06/10/12

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The Breath-Taking Moments Of Life

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A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love. 

Mother Teresa

http://quotegarden.com/love.html

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When thinking about those moments in life that leave us breathless, how can it not be LOVE that is first brought to mind? LOVE! A four letter word that no one would ever find the need of censuring from the lips of any who utter its message of all-encompassing endearments! LOVE builds families, communities and nations, binding hearts together so that in its unity, all manner of obstacles become nothing more than a pebble along life’s path!

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Now perhaps I have LOVE on the brain! I am feeling the joy of LOVE‘s perfect kiss in a relationship that has born it’s share of heartache over the years. From the lowest point that came from illness that threatened to snatch that LOVE from my grasp, to the highest, most euphoric joy that was born not once but twice, as together, Dan and I shared the miracle of new life’s first cry, for 37 years we have stood shoulder to shoulder, united together as a team. I know I am lucky but it is much more than luck that brought me to this place in life! It was the hand of divine intervention! How could it be anything but the miracle granted to me by God’s active involvement in my very human world?

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I do not believe in chance. Believing in chance pre-supposes no control, direction or purpose for the events that happen in our lives. I prefer, instead, to see as everything occurring for a specific purpose. I prefer believing that everything that happens does so for the betterment of not just me and my life, but for the human race, as well. We see this in the every day miracles we witness continually. And just because they can not be replicated by the scientific community does not invalidate or disprove their existence. After all, logic can not begin to explain the powerful and infinitely superior realm that is to be found in spirituality nor is it likely that God would even allow for the evidentiary proof of His existence, anyway!

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To serve the Lord God with gladness and appreciate the many gifts He has bestowed upon us, fulfills the very purpose of man’s existence. And our ability to live, function and thrive in the spiritual realm is just as firmly connected to our understanding of His word and then being able to connect the message to living our lives! God knew that man needed companionship to grow and thrive. He made it very clear from His earliest inspired word penned by unknown authors although usually attributed to Moses, that man was unhappy in the Garden despite having all that he could possibly want….ALMOST! You see, life alone without a “helpmeet” was a very lonely and unsatisfying existence for Adam, and, despite the later occurrences of betrayal by the consumption of the forbidden fruit and subsequent loss of grace, I have no doubt that the bond that was formed between these two was as strong as is the bond Dan and I share today! After all, both fulfill His purpose for the world as we each know it to exist! And what Adam and Eve began, continued throughout the texts of the Bible. It certainly worked for Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebekah, Jacob and Rachel, Boaz and Ruth, Elkanah and Hannah, David and Abigail, Hosea and Gomer, and King Xerxes and Esther! Yes indeed, LOVE, past, present and future, has the magical capacity to render the one experiencing its magic, breathless!

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Seasons Of Love lyrics

Larson, Jonathan D

Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes

Five hundred twenty-five thousand moments so dear

Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes

How do you measure, measure a year?

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In daylights, in sunsets

In midnights, in cups of coffee

In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife

In five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes

How do you measure, a year in the life?

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How about love?

How about love?

How about love?

Measure in love

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Seasons of love

Seasons of love

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Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes

Five hundred twenty-five thousand journeys to plan

Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes

How do you measure the life of a woman or a man?

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In truths that she learned

Or in times that he cried

In bridges he burned

Or the way that she died

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It’s time now, to sing out

Though the story never ends

Let’s celebrate

Remember a year in the life of friends

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Remember the love

(Oh, you got to, you got to remember the love)

Remember the love

(You know that life is a gift from up above)

Remember the love

(Share love, give love, spread love)

Measure in love

(Measure, measure your life in love)

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Seasons of love

Seasons of love

(Measure your life, measure you life in love)

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Click for the You Tube video of this song!

http://youtu.be/UvyHuse6buY

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Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.

Leviticus 19:18

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Copyright © 2011-2012 “MandysPath”

About Mandy Bruscella

Mandy's Story: As a Registered Professional Nurse with Certification in a number of specialties including home care, I was afforded the opportunity of working closely with various Social Service Agencies in NY and NJ. ~ A lifelong Christian, I was ordained as a Presbyterian deacon in 1993 and, after relocating to SC in 2000, elected to become ordained as a non-denominational minister. ~ I established "MandysPath" Ministry in 2011. "MandysPath" Ministry is a member of Pacific Life Church, El Sobrante, CA, network of ministries. ~ I direct an outreach ministry in an alternative setting, providing spiritual care to a congregation of more than 500 people from around the world via the Internet. ~ As part of this outreach, I write a daily faith based blog. In March, 2012 I was asked to become a board member of Heroes For Children which is a non-profit foundation, established to assists the Guardian ad Litem program of Horry County, SC. Guardians ad Litem are a group of court appointed advocates who represent the best interests of children in Family Court proceedings involving allegations of abuse or neglect. Working closely with these men and women who make a difference in the lives of children, I completed training and have been sworn in to serve as a Guardian ad Litem for the state of South Carolina . ~ I have been married since 1975 to a wonderful man, Daniel. I have a son Daniel and his wife Melissa who live in NYC. My daughter Sabrina and my grandson Landon live here in SC. ~ My father Harold continues to share his wisdom with me and is responsible for many of the ideas I write about!

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