Tag Archives: Courage

Fatherless on Father’s Day (again!!)

Here’s a post shared awhile back that still resonates!! Cherished and adored are two words that remind me of my father, and loved. Although it’s been several years since Papa passed, there’s still a crater-sized hole in my heart missing … Continue reading

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Contemplating Mystery (Faith & Love)

Sometimes it’s hard to understand what’s what. Life is a mystery! Especially when there’s so many horrifying things happening around the world, in our country, communities & with our friends & families, too. War, senseless gun violence, disease, injuries, et … Continue reading

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Hope: A Renewable Option

It’s hard at times to maintain a hope-filled attitude, especially when things drag us down in the mud of ineptitude. But, the point of hope is to keep trying. To keep hoping. To do our bit. To look for hope … Continue reading

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Flowery Flexibility

Virginia has been off the blogosphere for quite awhile – but this week she’s back! The dictionary defines flexibility as “the quality of bending easily without breaking” and “the willingness to change or compromise.” Have you ever noticed how coneflowers … Continue reading

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Pentecost Power: Love that Changes Hearts!!

Today is the Feast of Pentecost – the birthday of the church – and the day we celebrate the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in our hearts and lives. From that first Pentecost in Jerusalem the early church grew into … Continue reading

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EASTER COURAGE!!

Virginia has been off the blogosphere for a bit, but is back today to wish everyone a blessed Easter! “Jesus is the everlasting ‘today’ of God.” Pope Francis Virginia (the person) did not get to her Lent post-a-day gig this … Continue reading

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Forever & Now

“Forever is composed of nows.” Emily Dickinson This quickie quote deserves a bit of contemplation. Sometimes our dreams (hopes, wishes) seem like they will take forever. At times it seems like real change (the kind our world needs lots of … Continue reading

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Gardens of Light & New Year COVID-19 Blues

It’s almost the end of January & Virginia (the person) in Virginia (the state) is sending slightly belated New Year’s greetings to everyone. HaPpY New Year to one and all! It’s been almost a month since my last post, an … Continue reading

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LIGHT IN DARKNESS

“My faith is brightest in the midst of impenetrable darkness.” Mahatma Gandhi Sometimes the darkness that surrounds us is SO DARK. But when it’s darkest, light shines all the brighter. When I worked overseas in places where electricity was dodgy … Continue reading

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Flowering Perseverance

On this Thursday of Advent, here’s a quick encouragement to keep on, keeping on with whatever you are facing today. Hang in there. DON’T GIVE UP!! God’s got you & God’s got this (whatever your challenges may be.) Keep trusting, … Continue reading

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