Tag Archives: Courage

Snapshots & Whatnot: T-Shirt Tours!!

Some folks are experiencing summer vacation blues with no place to go (or not venturing very far) due to coronavirus constraints. Visiting interesting places over the years, Virginia collected bunches of t-shirt souvenirs. Many worn-to-tatters shirts have endured forced retirement … Continue reading

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(a little) Flowery Cheer

Sometimes a little flowery cheer can brighten up our day… “Fear less; hope more. Talk less; say more. Hate less; love more. And never underestimate the power of forgiveness.” Abigail Van Buren grace, peace & flowery cheer Virginia : )

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Snapshots & Whatnot: Directionless in Assisi

Years ago while traipsing around Assisi I came across a little doggie looking a wee bit lost. With his nose to the ground he didn’t seem to notice the signposts that might have helped him along his way… Directionless in … Continue reading

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Snapshots & Whatnot: Mountains, Seas & Me

As folks venture out to favorite beach and mountain retreats for a respite from COVID-19 and worries of all sorts, here’s a quote from one of Virginia’s previous posts about travel (circa 12 July 2012) and snapshots to go with… … Continue reading

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UPSIDE-DOWN PINEAPPLE CAKE BLUES

The next week or so Virginia is sharing a few posts from her archives (before she learned about things like “tagging.”) Here’s one from her first month of blogging (11 July 2011.) Last weekend I experienced a bad case of … Continue reading

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Quickie Quote: Springs of LOVE!

On this summer Sunday (when we may be feeling a little hot and bothered) here’s a reminder that God’s love never runs dry. “This I have known for certain, that God is love. Even if I have been mistaken on … Continue reading

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…strategic timeouts (more #tea anyone?)

You may be thinking, “Virginia, enough about tea already!” The challenge with sharing something appreciated (forever) is squeezing everything in one post. There are so many teas. Virginia still has many more favorites! Like this lovely green Rishi Jasmine Tea. … Continue reading

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Fatherless on Father’s Day (again!)

On Father’s Day here’s a post shared awhile back that resonates today… Cherished and adored, 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 … Continue reading

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The Weight of the Matter

“Keep in mind that even during a pandemic no matter much chocolate (and cheese) you eat, your earrings will still fit.” Anonymous A comforting thought in these troubled times, especially for chocoholics like Virginia. Virginia is glad her earrings still … Continue reading

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Tired! Tired! Tired!!

One of today’s readings reminded me that even a super-duper saint like Elijah got tired, tired, tired. Just like so many folks today are tired, tired, tired. Years ago after being a busy Relief & Development worker, Virginia was tired, … Continue reading

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