Author Archives: Virginia

Earth Day 2022 #InvestInOurPlanet

Faithful readers of this blog know that Virginia is a tree groupie, a waterfall groupie, and an avid groupie of mountains, beaches, forests, lakes, birds, oceans and flowers… Majestic trees @ Banff National Park (Canada) A tree & an ocean … Continue reading

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Virginia has been off the blogosphere for a bit, but is back today to wish everyone a blessed Easter! “Jesus is the everlasting ‘today’ of God.” Pope Francis Virginia (the person) did not get to her Lent post-a-day gig this … Continue reading

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Forever & Now

“Forever is composed of nows.” Emily Dickinson This quickie quote deserves a bit of contemplation. Sometimes our dreams (hopes, wishes) seem like they will take forever. At times it seems like real change (the kind our world needs lots of … Continue reading

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Valentine Blues Love Grooves

Love is space and time measured by the heart.” Marcel Proust It’s Valentine’s Day. In stores & in our social media feeds it’s all LOVE, LOVE, LOVE & mushy sentiment for the masses. Sweethearts, sweet tarts & chocolate! The thing … Continue reading

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Quickie Quote: Hang-in-there Wisdom from Dr. Seuss

Sometimes it’s hard to manage our forward momentum when so much out there is out to drag us down (or so it seems.) Here’s a quickie quote of encouragement for all of us today from Dr. Seuss.. “When the world … Continue reading

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Gardens of Light & New Year COVID-19 Blues

It’s almost the end of January & Virginia (the person) in Virginia (the state) is sending slightly belated New Year’s greetings to everyone. HaPpY New Year to one and all! It’s been almost a month since my last post, an … Continue reading

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It’s Christmas Eve. Here at the end of our Advent journey we await the dawn of Christmas Light to shine brightly upon us and within us. “In the tender compassion of our God the Dawn from on high shall break … Continue reading

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Missing Loved Ones @ The Holidays

The holidays can be occasions for joy, but also sorrow missing loved ones. It’s been six years since Papa passed, then Mama a year and a few months later. Precious memories fill the treasure chest in my heart. My parents … Continue reading

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Collective Pain

Loss is never easy. The pain can feel like a knife ripping our hearts out. It’s tough, unbearable at times. But, something to realize in the pain is that we are not alone. You are not alone. “An experience of … Continue reading

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“My faith is brightest in the midst of impenetrable darkness.” Mahatma Gandhi Sometimes the darkness that surrounds us is SO DARK. But when it’s darkest, light shines all the brighter. When I worked overseas in places where electricity was dodgy … Continue reading

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