Tag Archives: Courage

Quickie Quote: In This Moment

As turbulence continues to shake our world and knock our serenity down a few notches, here’s a timely reminder… “God is God of the present. God is always in the moment, be that moment hard or easy, joyful and painful.” … Continue reading

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VERVE AND NERVE

Virginia’s definition of verve = Guts. Gumption. Courage to have at it. Virginia had verve in spades at various times in her life, but these days hesitation has done something to her nerve, a vital requirement for verve. Why hesitate? … Continue reading

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(a little more) CIVILITY, PLEASE!

As we head into evening on Election Day in the USA, Virginia (the person) thinks it might be a good idea to contemplate CIVILITY. Here are relevant excerpts from a blog she posted during the last presidential election in 2016. … Continue reading

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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!

“The eternal refrain of decision is: Today, today.” Søren Kierkegaard Sometimes indecisiveness throttles our forward momentum. We can’t decide what to do, so we dither about on the edge of possibility. When my brother and I recently visited Windsor Castle Park … Continue reading

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Snapshots & Whatnot: Flowery Fall Colors

“When I get sick of what men do, I have only to walk a few steps in another direction to see what spiders do. Or what the weather does. This sustains me very well indeed.” ~ E. B. White On … Continue reading

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25 October: PAPA! PAPA! PAPA!

Today is my papa’s birthday. This would have been a big one to celebrate: 90 years. How I miss him, especially today. The fact that he was 83 when he passed is no small miracle. As a quadriplegic for over … Continue reading

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Quickie Quote: Eternity’s Sunrise (& butterflies!)

“He who binds himself to a joy, does the winged life destroy; but he who kisses the joy as it flies lives in eternity’s sunrise.” William Blake Reading this quote this morning made me pause and reflect. Occasionally glimpses of … Continue reading

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15 October: Saint Teresa of Ávila!!

Once again it is the feast day of one of my favorite saints, Teresa of Ávila, affectionately known as Saint Teresa of Jesus. I am a huge groupie of this amazing woman who lived a long time ago (1515-1582), but … Continue reading

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Quickie Quote: Soulfully Motivated LOVE!

Today here’s a quote from noted author and activist, Nora Neale Hurston, that made me pause. It may be short, but it packs a powerful punch! “Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.” Zora Neale Hurston Here’s … Continue reading

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SPEAKING OUT: Voices of Love vs. Hate

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Martin Luther King, Jr. Too often fear makes us pause these days before we speak. It’s not a terror kind of fear, more like a “what … Continue reading

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