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Advent Snow!!

The snow is piling up in Williamsburg, Virginia  (the state of) forcing Virginia (the person) to reshuffle her afternoon plans. Zooming out to an early church service this morning a few flakes fluttered, but I came (carefully) home to snow … Continue reading

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“Be not afraid…”

“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek: that I … Continue reading

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Advent: …and so it begins

And so it begins…today is the first Sunday of Advent (whether we’re ready or not.) Advent is a time of preparation and joyful anticipation, of waiting and doing (while we work on that patience thing waiting.) Advent is a journey … Continue reading

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(uplifting) holiday blues

(Reader Alert: you might need a tissue at hand…) After a plethora of lovely meals and family gathering(s), blogger Virginia (who also serves as a chief cook & menu strategist for family Thanksgivings) is in recovery mode. So grateful for … Continue reading

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(workin’ on) an attitude of gratitude

As Americans scurry to make preparations for Thursday’s Thanksgiving holiday, it’s good for all of us to take a few minutes to give thanks. In this case more is better (vs. less is more) because once we start our thankful … Continue reading

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Óscar Romero: A Voice of Love & Justice

“You cannot reap what you have not sown. How are we going to reap love in our country, if we only sow hate?” Archbishop Óscar Romero (10 July 1977) 38 years after his death, Blessed Óscar Romero will be canonized … Continue reading

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Snapshots & Whatnot: Getting Older!!

Today here’s a pic and a few quickie quotes for our minds & hearts to contemplate (especially hearts & minds of those of us getting older!) SNAPSHOT: Japanese Gardens @ Maymont Park (Richmond, VA) & WHATNOT: “The great thing about … Continue reading

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