Tag Archives: Courage

#LENT: Grace under Pressure

“On the day I called You, You answered me. You made me strong and brave.” Psalm 138:3 “When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.” Peter … Continue reading

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Openness to New Paths (courage required!)

Sometimes it’s easy to manage our hearts with what is expedient and “safe.” We listen attentively in church on Sundays and say our daily prayers, but we’re not open to doing anything new. Not really. No matter how much God … Continue reading

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Enjoying Sunshine (& dancing in the rain!)

After a few unseasonably warm winter days (sitting outside? for lunch?) there’s a cold front moving in to our area with storms bellowing behind. Okay, I’m taking a little license here to dramatize my quotes. Rain, just rain is on … Continue reading

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#ADVENT : Fragrant Courage

On this 18th day of Advent Virginia is contemplating the fragrance of courage, the kind that keeps pursuing the love of God even when things get thorny. “Be courageous, my daughter. There are both spiritual and bodily rose bushes. In … Continue reading

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#Advent – Hidden Treasures (of Light)

On this 5th day of Advent, Virginia is contemplating openness to the Light:  “Treasures lie hidden in darkness. Only those who walk in the night ever see the stars.” Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen “There might be less spiritual blindness in … Continue reading

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#ADVENT – Traveling with God

On this 4th day of Advent, Virginia is contemplating traveling with God: “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil; for You are with me.” (Psalm 23:3) “It is God to Whom and with Whom … Continue reading

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Snapshots & Whatnot: Courage to FLY!

“Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision.” Winston Churchill Courage is not always an easy thing to decide. Sometimes we are comfortable plodding on, no need to rock our boats with scary things like change in our interior horizons. … Continue reading

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