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Snapshot & Whatnot: Broken World Beauty

Here’s a quickie pic taken last year while visiting the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Snapshot: U.S. Botanical Garden Conservatory & Whatnot: “Finding beauty in a broken world is creating beauty in the world we find.” Terry Tempest Williams (author … Continue reading

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Betwixt & Between: Resurrection Hope

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” Romans 15:13 At the end of Good Friday’s crucifixion Jesus is laid … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Strength

On this Tuesday of Holy Week here’s a prayer from a favorite saint, especially relevant when dark clouds loom large in our lives and we need the Light of Christ to lead us (and calm our trembling hearts.) “O Christ … Continue reading

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Costly Worship: Mary & Martha

On this Monday of Holy Week, we remember Mary’s act of worship anointing the feet of Jesus with costly perfume. I’d like to imagine Martha, her sister, sitting next to her with a towel (so nothing stained the carpet.) Sometimes … Continue reading

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beauteous wayside sacraments (quickie quote!)

On this last Friday of Lent, here’s a quickie quote to challenge our hearts. “Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God’s handwriting – a wayside sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, in … Continue reading

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peace within…

Today here’s a quote from one of my favorite saints for our hearts to contemplate. “May today there be peace within. May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.  May you not forget the … Continue reading

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A prayer for nights (& days)

Last night at a birthday party for a dear friend, one of her childhood friends shared a prayer her godmother taught her when she was young. All of us facing challenges of various shapes and sizes (some rather large) took … Continue reading

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