Author Archives: Virginia

Malaria: Up Close & Personal

April 25th is World Malaria Day. Over 450,000 people (mainly children) die each year from this preventable disease and millions (216,000,000) get really sick. Since many (90%) of these folks live in sub-Saharan Africa, malaria compounds an already challenging context … Continue reading

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Snapshot & Whatnot: An (owlish) April Visitor

Last week whilst recovering from surgery & flu blues, we had a special visitor in the back-est regions of our backyard… A Barred Owl!!  As often happens, just as I prepared to take a closer pic (crunching through the brush) … Continue reading

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Divine Light-Holders (needed!)

Virginia has been off the blogging grid after having surgery last week & tending to her flu-bug infested brother this week. Unfortunately, some of his germy symptoms matriculated & now sis has it, too. So for today, here’s something previously … Continue reading

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Snapshot & Whatnot: Broken World Beauty

Here’s a quickie pic taken last year while visiting the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Snapshot: U.S. Botanical Garden Conservatory & Whatnot: “Finding beauty in a broken world is creating beauty in the world we find.” Terry Tempest Williams (author … Continue reading

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Easter Joy, Joy, Joy & Glorias!

From here @ Roses in the Rubble, Virginia wishes all a blessed Easter. May the resurrected Love & Joy of Jesus strengthen our hearts with extra doses of grace & peace today – and every day. Putting on Easter-ish music … Continue reading

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Betwixt & Between: Resurrection Hope

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” Romans 15:13 At the end of Good Friday’s crucifixion Jesus is laid … Continue reading

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Mending Broken Hearts @ The Cross

It’s Good Friday (for a few more hours.) Here’s a reflection written & shared previously (but still good) along with a song from one of my favorite singers. Good Friday: Jesus is rejected, beaten, mocked, whipped, and scourged. After carrying … Continue reading

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