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CHRISTMAS JOY!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM VIRGINIA @ ROSES IN THE RUBBLE! “Christmas is saying ‘yes’ to a hope based on God’s initiative, which has nothing to do with what I think or feel. Things will never look just right or feel just … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS EVE: Baby Jesus

As we prepare our hearts to celebrate Christmas, Virginia is contemplating a major part of the nativity story, yet silent in the narrative: Baby Jesus. Why did God choose to send Our Savior as a baby? Babies are helpless bundles … Continue reading

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YES, VIRGINIA, THERE IS A SANTA CLAUS!

 “Personally, of course, I believe in Santa Claus; but it is the season of forgiveness, and I will forgive others for not doing so.” G.K. Chesterton As Virginia’s post-a-day gig “Advent-ure” winds down (Christmas is Friday!) here is something shared … Continue reading

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Fragrant (Merry) Christmas Grooves!

“Jesus in your heart! Eternity in your mind! The will of God in all your actions! But, above all, love, God’s love, entire Love!” Saint Catherine of Genoa  MERRY CHRISTMAS!! May petals of fragrant Love from the Heart of Jesus … Continue reading

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A Christmas Eve “Divine Yes”

“Every time we give in to selfishness and say ‘No’ to God, we spoil His loving plan for us.” Pope Francis Tonight Advent ends and Christmas begins. Think of Mary, her “yes” to God, her “yes” to what seemed impossible, … Continue reading

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ADVENT – Persevering Love & Joy

“Perseverance means the flowering of the love of God. It grows and grows, descending upon a soul like a cascade of flowers.” Catherine Doherty Tomorrow is Christmas Eve. As our Advent journey ends, Christmas and the path to a New … Continue reading

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Christmas (all year ’round) Love

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston Churchill On this 19th day of Advent Virginia is contemplating her Nightmare Before Christmas ornaments. As blogged previously (click here: Happily Ever After … Continue reading

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#ADVENT – Love and Cheer

On this 13th day of Advent Virginia is contemplating love and cheer… “Christmas will always be, as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand.” Dr. Seuss (from “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas”) We must do our … Continue reading

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“Happily Ever After” @ Halloween?

With the plethora of Christmas movies deluging Hallmark channels AND Lifetime, what to do on Halloween? Watch a favorite movie of Virginia’s that combines BOTH! Tim Burton’s THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS. Who says Christmas has the corner on happily-ever-afters, what … Continue reading

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HE IS CHRISTMAS!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!! “Arise, shine, for the Light of the world is come…”  (Isaiah 60:1) HE IS CHRISTMAS… JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD! Christmas prayer: Prepare a way for the Hope of Life “Hope is the wedding of two freedoms, human and … Continue reading

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