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Buddy's friend finds God in the simple things and in Nature.

A rather eccentric woman who finds her "truest friends" in mere acquaintances, rather than the relatives with whom she lives because they possess angry eyes and tongues that scold, Buddy's distant cousin goes outdoors to experience God's love in Nature. One day, as she and Buddy watch their kites dance in the wind while they sprawl upon the grass, she remarks that she used to think that people did not experience God until they were sick or dying. And, when they did see God, it was through a bright light that shone on something like a Baptist stained glass window.

"But I'll wager that it never happens. I'll wager at the very end a body realizes the Lord has already shown Himself...[in] things as they are."

Pointing to the clouds, the trees, and the grass, she adds that the Lord is in that which a person has already seen.

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A Christmas Memory

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