Category Archives: Music

An (inspirational) Song for Saturday

“I want to see the world united and learn to live as one…” Here’s a powerfully inspirational song that resonates today from Playing for Change, an organization that promotes social change by uniting musicians from around the world. (Email readers, … Continue reading

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Song Grooves: Listening to the Silence

The other day I caught up by phone with a friend who travels nonstop as part of her job. Whenever she gets a chance, she’s always off to fun places. (We are kindred spirits.) The last few months of sheltering … Continue reading

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A Retro (INSPIRATIONAL!) Song for Saturday

Under mandatory work and stay-at-home orders here in Virginia, my younger brother and I are coping. When Dwight is not here my vintage turntable usually blasts music throughout the house. He calls my vinyl collection “the Academy of Ancient 80s … Continue reading

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Let It Be…

On this Solemnity of the Annunciation we honor Mary’s huge step of faith, her “yes” to God when Angel Gabriel met with her. Despite her fears, despite not knowing how things would work out, she said, “yes.” Let it be … Continue reading

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A Song for Saturday

With all the challenges we are facing, today here is one of Virginia’s favorite gospel songs that has been a great comfort in times of stress. (Email readers, you know the drill – click to Roses website for a listen…) … Continue reading

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The other night Virginia blasted her Andrea Bocelli playlist in the kitchen while making an Italian extravaganza pasta casserole (a major production, like lasagna.) Methinks Andrea’s incredible voice and music somehow made the food taste better. (At the very least, … Continue reading

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#Women : Elevation Grooves

This is for girlfriends out there. This morning I stepped on the scales, not usually a good thing (especially after indulging in a chocolate splurge yesterday.) Before going down the rabbit hole of shame I started bouncing around the kitchen, … 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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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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(uplifting) holiday blues

(Reader Alert: you might need a tissue at hand…) After a plethora of lovely meals and family gathering(s), blogger Virginia (who also serves as a chief cook & menu strategist for family Thanksgivings) is in recovery mode. So grateful for … Continue reading

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