Tag Archives: Books

Creative Extremists (FOR LOVE!)

 “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”  Martin Luther King, Jr. Today we celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., an extraordinary man who led a … Continue reading

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Inspirational Tattoos of the Heart

Sharing a previous post from 2012 while traveling this week, be blessed! Father Gregory Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries in L.A., writes of compassion, redemption and the ‘slow work of God’ in his book, Tattoos on the Heart. Providing powerful … Continue reading

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OVERCOMING (in movies & in life!)

If you are looking for an outing option this weekend, the movie “Overcomer” is now in theaters. Since I ran cross country in high school (& the 2 mile race for track & field) I marked this movie on the … Continue reading

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Brené Brown: Wild Heart Paradox(es)

Last month I happened upon Brené Brown’s Netflix special “The Call to Courage.” Inspired by her authentic sharing, I quickly found her Vulnerability TED talk on YouTube (the one filmed in Houston.) More inspiration wows. Then I delved into her … Continue reading

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Books! Books! Favorite Books!!

As many of you know, Virginia likes books and reads piles of them (as posted here previously Books! Reading! Books! Reading!) This week a friend tagged me on Facebook to post covers of 10 favorite books, so here’s my response … Continue reading

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Courage Grooves: Growing Beyond our Fears

“There comes a time in all of our lives when it’s time to take stock of what was, what is, and what can be. Don’t hold on to stuff that prevents you from becoming who you can be.”  Maria Shriver … Continue reading

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#LENT: Singing Spaceships & New Day(s)

One of my favorite science fiction books (reread often) is “The Ship Who Sang” by Anne McCaffrey. Throughout the story Helva, the spaceship who sings (& main character), suffers loss and faces challenges of many shapes and intergalactic sizes. After … Continue reading

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“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Dr. Suess “I cannot live without books.”  Thomas Jefferson I like books. I really like books. As a self-confessed … Continue reading

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15 October: Saint Teresa of Ávila!!

“The Lord does not look so much at the magnitude of anything we do as at the love with which we do it.”  –Saint Teresa of Ávila Today is the feast day of one of my favorite saints, Teresa of … Continue reading

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Faithful readers may remember a blog Virginia posted in December about our beloved Williamsburg Regional Library (click here to re-remember: no bah-humbugging around) but now WRL needs my help and your help, too!! HONOR IS AT STAKE HERE, PEOPLE!  And … Continue reading

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