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Joy, Joy, Joy!

At Christmas we sing about joy, we look for joy, we try to be joyful. Sometimes we confuse joy with making merry, or all-smiles happiness? But, joy is so much more. “Joy is the noblest human act.” St. Thomas Aquinas Joy … Continue reading

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Snapshot & Whatnot: Christmas Heart Cheer

SNAPSHOT: & WHATNOT: “Christmas will always be, as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand.” Dr. Seuss (from ‘The Grinch Who Stole Christmas’) A comforting thought, but we must do our bit – the part about … Continue reading

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Illuminating Light

Preparing our hearts for Christmas, we might want to take a moment (or two) to bring whatever we’re struggling with into the Light. Maybe fear has stymied our hopes into mopes, we’re wrestling with big decisions and don’t know what … Continue reading

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A Quickie Quote of Advent HOPE : )

A very quickie thought for our minds &  hearts to ponder today. But first, here’s a pic of an open arms kinda snowman sharing holiday cheer (& love) @ Walt Disney’s Epcot park in sunny Florida. “My idea of Christmas, … Continue reading

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…no Bah-Humbugging around…

For neophyte Bah Humbuggers out there, “Bah Humbug” is an attitude espoused by Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, a book written by Charles Dickens in the 19th century that is still relevant today. Scrooge is not the nicest character (to … Continue reading

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ADVENT CANDY CANES (of Love & Understanding)

Advent is a season of waiting, of preparation, of seeking (like wise men and women.) For new Roses in the Rubble readers, Virginia’s post-a-day Advent gig usually entails a brief inspirational quote, picture, carol or (occasionally) more prolific thoughts. I … Continue reading

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Putting Love In…

Here in the final week of Advent, Christmas is just a few short days away. As we hurry and scurry amidst the holiday rush, crushed by lists, lines, traffic, frustrations & elusive parking places, it’s a good idea to stop … Continue reading

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