Category Archives: Lent

Time for a Nap!

It’s Easter Monday and Blogger Virginia feels like joining these sheep for a nap after making it through her post-a-day Lent gig. Virginia has done a post-a-day Lent gig several times over the years, but this year was one of … Continue reading

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From here @ Roses in the Rubble, Virginia wishes everyone an Easter blessed with extra doses of Jesus Christ’s love, joy, mercy, grace, peace and HOPE! “Do not despair. We are Easter people and hallelujah is our song.” St. Pope … Continue reading

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Virginia is putt-putting sluggishly to the finish line of her post-a-day Lent thru Easter gig. (The path to the finish line threw a few curves when today’s blog published itself last night as Virginia was working on it.) Sometimes things … Continue reading

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Betwixt and Between 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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A Picture of Good Friday Love

Years ago while visiting South Africa I found a picture of the Crucifixion that touched my heart, instantly. With pride of place it now hangs on my wall here where I see it every day. Created by South African artist … Continue reading

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Holy Thursday Healing Love

It’s Holy Thursday. Today we are challenged by Christ’s example to join the “Order of the Towel” washing the feet of others literally and figuratively in the ways we are led. But something struck me today. Flash back to the beginning … Continue reading

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Courageous Persistence: Paths to Prayer

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 Virginia has written and spoken about courage before, but … Continue reading

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Our emotions can shake our hearts up and down like a roller coaster, especially in times of stress. We may start to feel underappreciated, misunderstood, and unloved. Hurts that have smashed us may reappear, threatening our fragile sensibilities. We may … Continue reading

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“Mary took a liter of costly perfumed oil made from genuine aromatic nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and dried them with her hair; the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfumed oil.”  (John 12:3) On this … Continue reading

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Our Palm Sunday Strength

This may not be the Palm Sunday we anticipated when Lent started 5+ weeks ago. Holy Week is upon us, but we cannot gather in our churches to prevent the spread of a deadly disease. Instead, we must raise our … Continue reading

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