Category Archives: Sunday-ish Reflections

Finding Roses in the Rubble…

To honor Virginia’s 10th blog-versary, here is a post from 2011 of why she chose the name “Roses in the Rubble.” It’s about finding Roses in the Rubble of our lives… As a relief & development worker I documented sobering … Continue reading

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PENTECOST POWER: LOVE & CHANGE

Today is the Feast of Pentecost – the birthday of the church – and the day we celebrate the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in our hearts and lives. From that first Pentecost in Jerusalem the early church grew into … Continue reading

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#EPIPHANY STARS OF FAITH

Although we usually commemorate Epiphany on 06 January, this year we are celebrating it on a Sunday – today. Epiphany marks the journey of wise men from the East who traveled far following a star to meet the Christ-child in … Continue reading

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15 October: Saint Teresa of Ávila!!

Once again it is the feast day of one of my favorite saints, Teresa of Ávila, affectionately known as Saint Teresa of Jesus. I am a huge groupie of this amazing woman who lived a long time ago (1515-1582), but … Continue reading

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05 September: Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Today we celebrate the life of Mother Teresa, now Saint Teresa of Calcutta. She has always been one of my heroes. This picture of Mother Teresa, gifted and painted by a family friend, hangs on the wall by my desk. … Continue reading

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Amy Carmichael: (Faithful) Overflowing Shells

As shared here previously (…Immortal Flowers…) my precious Mama was a huge groupie of Amy Carmichael, an Irish author and activist who established a ministry in India to rescue young girls from sex trafficking and provide a safe sanctuary for … Continue reading

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A (Powerful) Prayer for Our Times

Today is the feast day of Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491-31 July 1556.) As previously posted here (Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam)  Virginia is a groupie of Saint Ignatius, the founder of the Jesuits. As we celebrate his life and Jesuits … Continue reading

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Tired! Tired! Tired!!

One of today’s readings reminded me that even a super-duper saint like Elijah got tired, tired, tired. Just like so many folks today are tired, tired, tired. Years ago after being a busy Relief & Development worker, Virginia was tired, … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Pentecost (& every day!)

On this Pentecost Sunday may the Holy Spirit fill us with unifying Love and Peace – the powerful peace of Jesus Christ that transcends all understanding. “Breathe in me Spirit of God, that I may think what is Holy. Drive … Continue reading

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04 October: Saint Francis of Assisi

On this feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi, one of the most beloved saints in all of history, here are a few of his words about God and faith (+ pics from a day visit to Assisi this redhead … Continue reading

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