Tag Archives: C.S. Lewis

KEEP CALM AND DRINK #TEA!!

Our world is filled with whacked out challenges, so what to do? Take a timeout today with Virginia for a little calm and lots of fantabulous tea. For tea groupies like Virginia, tea is something to be enjoyed whether sitting … Continue reading

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Quickie Quote Monday: Fresh-eyed Friendships

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust “Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value … Continue reading

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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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Snapshots & Whatnot: Humble Herons

On Saturday my brother and I zoomed down to Norfolk to visit the Norfolk Botanical Gardens, a glorious place for flower lovers (& tree huggers of all varieties.) While there we took an hour-long boat ride through the canal system … Continue reading

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Easter Monday Wrap-Up

“Do not dare not to dare.” C.S. Lewis One last blog for Virginia to wrap up this year’s Lenten post-a-day gig. First of all, celebratory chocolate morsels are on hand because Virginia made it to Easter, thanks be to God … Continue reading

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Little birdies (in our wreath!)

Last week we noticed lots of chirping going on outside our front door. Nothing too unusual in that since our bird feeders are close by, but the chirps seemed a bit localized. At one point whilst opening the door, I … Continue reading

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Transformative Blackbird Grooves

A few weeks before Christmas my neighbor Laurin recommended the movie, “The Big Year.” Since my brother & I like birds (really like them) she thought we would enjoy this movie, based on a book by Mark Obmascik about three … Continue reading

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Have a Cuppa (celebratory) Tea

There are many ways to celebrate Advent, but a dear friend gifted me with a new way this year: an Advent Calendar filled with TEA! Traveling to Germany she brought this unique gift home that has been such a joyful … Continue reading

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The Problem of Pain

That may be a title of a C.S. Lewis book, but, really, it is a problem. PAIN.  It comes in all shapes and sizes. Physical pain manifests in many ways (& places): sharp, tingling, zinging, aching, mind-numbing, nauseating pain in … Continue reading

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Books! Books! Books!

“I cannot live without books.”  Thomas Jefferson Virginia the blogger posted something yesterday & here she is again? But, it’s WORLD BOOK DAY. That’s right, today we celebrate reading, literacy, and BOOKS. As a self-confessed bookaholic (my sister invited me … Continue reading

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