Roses in the Rubble Turns SIX!!

There’s a party going on here @ Roses in the Rubble! Celebrating six years of blogging grooves for Virginia (the person) who ventured out into cyberspace with her first post on 30 June 2011. Additional celebratory woots: today’s outing marks a total of 400 posts here @ Roses in the Rubble!!

Light the candles on those vegan chocolate zucchini cupcakes (tasty & yum!)

Here are a few words from that first post entitled: “Inspiration…”


to provide the embers of creativity – to educate – to reflect – to ACT

What inspires us??  

Art, beauty, the lives of those who have gone before us…


inspires us to believe, to hope, to act… to do.

For six years Virginia has (sometimes sporadically) shared inspiration from movies, books, music, photography, people, upside down pineapple cakes, snapshots, whatnot, bunny rabbits, Freddy the Frog, and, uh, interesting cosmic entities (Galactic Gourmets et all.)

A wide variety of topics, kinda eclectic, but guess what? That’s made it fun. It’s also been fun connecting up with other bloggers – some of you are still around from when I began and some I miss very much, but it’s inspiring discovering new blogs (& kindred spirits!)

Sometimes I’ve wondered if I should keep this blog rolling, but today I remembered how my Papa painstakingly read all my blogs on his big computer screen with voice-activated software. He may not have ‘got’ some of the quirky ones, but he encouraged me with his enthusiasm to keep trying, to keep writing.

Just like so many of you! Thank you dear readers, fellow bloggers, friends & family for taking time to read, to comment, to encourage, to like, and to follow this blog.


grace, peace & celebrations

Virginia : )

Imagine. Create. Inspire.

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24 Responses to Roses in the Rubble Turns SIX!!

  1. Cindy Kranich says:

    Happy 6th Birthday! 🎉 🎈🎉 … hard to believe it’s been that long and to think when you started you were fully engaged in the full time caretaking of mom & dad and had little time to spare. But you opened a window for us to look in and learn and grow from your daily ups & downs as you gave everything to honor and serve them as the human hands & feet of Jesus. Just want to say thank you for your transparency and sharing for our benefit and for the holy hilarity blended in. Hope we will be celebrating many more RITR birthdays in the future … keep writing, Sis! ♥️

    • Virginia says:

      Cindy, thank YOU for faithfully cheering your sis on in this endeavor (you deserve a BIG CUPCAKE!) Your comments & encouragement have meant TONS. Last nite I went back to some of the earliest posts & couldn’t stop laughing (may share a few of those again.) Holy Hilarity has been such a gift – both overseas in conflict zones & serving Mama & Papa – and equally important now in our whacked out world. Hope (& pray every day) Holy Hilarity grooves will keep uplifting our spirits to be joy-filled conduits of God’s love. Thank you, sis, for everything! Can’t believe it’s been SIX YEARS!! Hugs! Gin 🙂

      • Cindy Kranich says:

        So true about holy hilarity, Ginny, we ALL need it no matter how bad it may get. I think I will have a cupcake 😁

  2. well congratulations and best wishes for continued success-How sweet that your dad read your blog and he encouraged you in the effort! Keep writing your delightful posts.

    • Virginia says:

      Michele – Getting back into blogging grooves this year, your blog has been such a joy to read. I miss so many of the folks I ‘hung out with’ in cyberspace 6 years ago who no longer post. 😦 Connecting up with you & Diane & others these last few months has been such a blessing & encouragement. (Plus, I look forward to the latest edition of your escapades & the goings on @ the Rabbit Patch.) Blogging Hugs!! Virginia 🙂

  3. John Paine says:

    Congratulations, Virginia! 400 posts is a remarkable achievement. I always enjoy reading what you have to say. You have a special, unique voice. Thanks for all your work. God bless!

    • Virginia says:

      John, you have been such an encouraging support since I started 6 years ago (when you were helping Papa & me with his blog.) Your Veracity blog with Clarke is so full-on amazing & I look forward to more of your vlogs. (Sat in on session @ RavenCon about vlogging & YouTube et all – so very cool what you’re doing!) Thank you, thank you, thank you!! grace, peace & inspiring encouragers – Virginia 🙂

  4. I sure hope you keep blogging! Diane

    • Virginia says:

      Diane, thank you for your encouragement.Finding kindred spirits like you has been a blessing these last few months. You have been in my prayers (!!!) Hang in there (my Papa always said, “Oranges grow by hanging in there!”) Blessings – Virginia 🙂

  5. TMH says:

    Congrats, Virginia. Seriously impressive milestone!

  6. Debbie says:

    Happy Blog Birthday — time flies when you’re having fun!!

    • Virginia says:

      Thank you Debbie. Hard to believe it’s been six years. Must confess some years I just managed a post-a-day Advent or Lent gig, but it’s been entertaining going back through early posts (when I actually did rough drafts?) Now, not time for that, but, hey (like you said) this blog business is supposed to be fun (or why are we doing it?) Blessings to you! Virginia 🙂

  7. Congratulations on this milestone! I appreciate and enjoy your blog. Thanks for sharing!

    • Virginia says:

      Sharron – thank YOU for your thought-provoking ‘Thanksliving’ blog that I so enjoyed (& miss!) You were one of the first blogging kindred spirits I encountered in cyberspace – your encouragement has meant a great deal over these years. Blessings!!
      pax et bonum – Virginia : )

      p.s. After your Lenten recycling blog I’ve tried to be more purposeful about recycling. 🙂

  8. Carol O says:

    You are a wonderful person and great writer. We can all feel that it comes from your heart. Keep writing and we’ll keep reading!

  9. Garfield Hug says:

    Whoohoo….6 years!!🎂!!happy birthday and celebration☺👍

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