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#ADVENT: LOVE MULTIPLIED

A big part of this season is the giving of gifts. This year our Christmas may look different with few in-person gatherings and fewer resources than normal. We may be rethinking our giving strategies. To that point, here’s something to … Continue reading

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#ADVENT: Watching, Waiting, Welcoming

And so it begins…Today is the First Sunday of Advent. This morning our senior pastor Msgr. Joe laid out a litany of 2020 woes (a long list!) Global pandemics, earthquakes, fires, hurricanes, conflict, and strife – the world as we … Continue reading

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#Thanksgiving: A Gratitude Workout

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder… When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.”  G.K. … Continue reading

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Fall (Gasp-Gorgeous) TREES and LEAVES!

Last week Virginia and her brother Dwight enjoyed another staycation daytripping close to home. We had plotted driving several hours to the mountains to see fall leaves, but found plenty of fall colors right outside our front door. One of … Continue reading

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Quickie Quote: In This Moment

As turbulence continues to shake our world and knock our serenity down a few notches, here’s a timely reminder… “God is God of the present. God is always in the moment, be that moment hard or easy, joyful and painful.” … Continue reading

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VERVE AND NERVE

Virginia’s definition of verve = Guts. Gumption. Courage to have at it. Virginia had verve in spades at various times in her life, but these days hesitation has done something to her nerve, a vital requirement for verve. Why hesitate? … Continue reading

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Quickie Quote (the Hope-filled kind!)

On this ponderous Friday here’s an inspirational quote from one of my favorite authors to keep on going amidst whatever we are facing… “Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine … Continue reading

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(a little more) CIVILITY, PLEASE!

As we head into evening on Election Day in the USA, Virginia (the person) thinks it might be a good idea to contemplate CIVILITY. Here are relevant excerpts from a blog she posted during the last presidential election in 2016. … Continue reading

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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!

“The eternal refrain of decision is: Today, today.” Søren Kierkegaard Sometimes indecisiveness throttles our forward momentum. We can’t decide what to do, so we dither about on the edge of possibility. When my brother and I recently visited Windsor Castle Park … Continue reading

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Snapshots & Whatnot: Flowery Fall Colors

“When I get sick of what men do, I have only to walk a few steps in another direction to see what spiders do. Or what the weather does. This sustains me very well indeed.” ~ E. B. White On … Continue reading

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