Author Archives: Virginia

Christmas Love

Since the winter storm knocked out our power yesterday (& subsequently our wireless) here’s a quickie Advent quote brought to you by Virginia’s still-a-little-charge-left iPhone. “It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you.” Mother Teresa

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Advent Snow!!

The snow is piling up in Williamsburg, Virginia  (the state of) forcing Virginia (the person) to reshuffle her afternoon plans. Zooming out to an early church service this morning a few flakes fluttered, but I came (carefully) home to snow … Continue reading

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Andrea Bocelli: A Song for Saturday

For Catholics today is one of those ‘get-your-tushi-to-church’ days (i.e., a holy day of obligation) in honor of Mary. As shared yesterday, her ‘yes’ to God is definitive for all who believe in Jesus (no matter what denomination) because without … Continue reading

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“Be not afraid…”

“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek: that I … Continue reading

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Saint Nicholas & Gifts with a Purpose

In many countries December 6th is a special day where children receive gifts from Saint Nicholas, a 4th century bishop who is well remembered in Eastern and Western churches. Although not many exact details are known about his life, the … Continue reading

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joyful exultations!!

Last night while attending a lovely Advent lessons & carols service with my sister @ my church, several verses from Isaiah jumped off the page into my heart. “Comfort ye, comfort ye my people…” They also brought to mind a … Continue reading

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Snapshots & Whatnot: Advent Acts of Praise

Snapshot: cheerfully red birds @ the Vancouver Aquarium & WHATNOT: “Prayer is sitting in the silence until it silences us, choosing gratitude until we are grateful, praising God until we ourselves are an act of praise.”   Richard Rohr, OFM grace, … Continue reading

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