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Quickie Quotes: Choosing to SMILE! : )

Sometimes smiling may not seem like a big deal, but other times it’s a huge deal. Smiling in the face of adversity is a choice. Here’s a favorite “smile” quote from one of Virginia’s biggest heroes: “Peace begins with a … 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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#LENT: Scepters (vs. Practical Tools)

On this Lenten Saturday here’s a favorite quote from Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, the famous Cistercian who reformed the Benedictine monastic order in the Middle Ages. Saint Bernard of Clairvaux came from the highest nobility in his region of France. … 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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Inspirational Journeys: For Greater Glory

Celebrating the feast of Christ the King yesterday reminded me of the powerful movie “For Greater Glory.” After watching it in the theater six years ago, the following Christmas I gifted DVD copies to my entire family. As we prepare … Continue reading

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Brainy Blessings!!

Last Sunday I made it to our campus ministry service after weeks of dashing to our big church (& missing church altogether for various reasons.) I like the CCM service as college students lead different parts of the worship and … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Strength

On this Tuesday of Holy Week here’s a prayer from a favorite saint, especially relevant when dark clouds loom large in our lives and we need the Light of Christ to lead us (and calm our trembling hearts.) “O Christ … Continue reading

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24 March 1980: Oscar Romero, a Life of Courageous Faith

Sometimes faith comes with a price – an expensive exchange if we’re serious about it. Consider Archbishop Oscar Romero, who in faith raised his voice against injustices pervading El Salvador and paid with his life, martyred on 24 March 1980 … Continue reading

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Courageous Creativity

Today we remember Joseph, husband of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Joseph took care of Mary & Jesus by creating things as a carpenter and whisking them away from danger when King Herod went on a killing spree. It must … Continue reading

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Quickie Quote: Perfection

Here’s a quickie quote to for our hearts to mind-munch today. “The Lord measures out perfection neither by the multitude nor the magnitude of our deeds, but by the manner in which we perform them.”  St. John of the Cross … Continue reading

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