Tag Archives: Courage

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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Darkness, Light & LOVE!

“The endurance of darkness is the preparation for great light.” Saint John of the Cross Today we remember Saint John of the Cross (1541-1591), a Spanish saint known for documenting his “Dark Night of the Soul.” Misunderstood, mistreated, and maligned … Continue reading

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Patience…More Patience!!      

On this Advent Monday we are edging closer to Christmas. There’s 12 days to go! Twelve days may seem short (looking at our to-do lists) or long (waiting for packages to arrive – in time?) Whatever the case may be, … Continue reading

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COURAGE REQUIRED

On this Thursday of Advent, Virginia is contemplating a quote from a favorite author, Brené Brown. “Often the result of daring greatly isn’t a victory march as much as it is a quiet sense of freedom mixed with a little … Continue reading

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#ADVENT:  2nd Sunday Action Items!!

On this second Sunday of Advent, here are a few takeaway action items from church this morning. Our senior pastor, Msgr. Joe, challenged us with 5 things (based on today’s Scripture readings) to do this Advent. Deciphering hasty scribbles on … Continue reading

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Fear-Free Zones

The verses from today’s Responsorial Psalm are my absolute FAVORITES! I’ve had them up on a plaque in my room for eons, but most importantly they are engraved in my heart. “The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom … Continue reading

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A Worry-Less & Trust-More Perspective

Trusting God is sometimes a multi-faceted deal. I say I trust God (and believe I DO trust God) but then get all anxious and worried about things. As we do a little housecleaning in our hearts this Advent, it might … Continue reading

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Wednesday Woody Inspiration…

The last few weeks haven’t seemed much like fall in these parts. Saturday temps hit 82 (28C) but Sunday temps dropped to 60F and Virginia had to pull out her blankets Sunday night. Fall is (finally) on the way here … Continue reading

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Monday, Monday…

It’s Monday….and so another week begins. To help one and all deal with Monday piles & pressures, Virginia is sending a little flowery joy your way. A great way to start the week – contemplating roses! “There is no rose … Continue reading

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