Advent Snapshot & Whatnot: Perseverance

Another quickie post here @Roses in the Rubble’s Advent post-a-day gig. Christmas is 12 days away. Yikes!


Spring flowers on Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg, VA


You may be thinking, what is Virginia thinking posting a picture of spring flowers when here in Virginia (the state of) it was 22F (-5C) last night & the high today didn’t break the 30sF (-1C).Β  Birrrrizzzzzzy cold. (Hot chocolate guzzling cold!)

As much as we may dislike the cold bleakness of winter, eventually bare branches will spring into blossom. Just like our lives, sometimes? Everything may seem downer dark, but God is with us in the bleakest bits (even if we keep bumping into corners of our lives.)

“Perseverance means the flowering of the love of God. It grows and grows, descending upon a soul like a cascade of flowers.” Catherine Doherty

grace, peace & flowering perseverance

Virginia : )

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11 Responses to Advent Snapshot & Whatnot: Perseverance

  1. TMH says:

    a much appreciated snapshot of hope.

  2. arlene says:

    Lovely blooms, what are they called?

    • Virginia says:

      Not sure, Arlene, about the top – maybe pear blossoms? The lilies are a special variety that bloom only one day of the year – in August. A dear friend brought a cascade of them for Papa & Mama to enjoy. The fragrance was also spectacular. ✨🌷🌟🌷✨

  3. Carol-Jo Osinski says:

    Thank you for all the advent blogs,,,I look forward to reading them each day…blessings

  4. Cindy Kranich says:

    The spring flowers are truly a welcome sight in the midst of the cold wintertime!❄️

    • Virginia says:

      You got it, Cin – last Tuesday night driving home from the store I could hardly see as snow swirled all over… then dissapated as soon as I got home! βœ¨πŸŒ·πŸ’¨β„οΈπŸ’¨πŸŒ·βœ¨

  5. Garfield Hug says:

    I loved the quote Virginia and whoa that is seriously cold -5C…keep warm and roast some chestnuts by the fireplace. I am unable to do that here ha ha as we are in sweltering heat all year round. We can only buy from the push cart hawkers that pop up during Christmas time to sell them by per 100gm. So far, they have eluded me or maybe it is not longer lucrative business as it is hard work!

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