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On this Thursday of Advent, Virginia is contemplating a quote from a favorite author, Brené Brown. “Often the result of daring greatly isn’t a victory march as much as it is a quiet sense of freedom mixed with a little … Continue reading

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Fear-Free Zones

The verses from today’s Responsorial Psalm are my absolute FAVORITES! I’ve had them up on a plaque in my room for eons, but most importantly they are engraved in my heart. “The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom … Continue reading

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Peace and Understanding

“Fear cuts deeper than swords.” George R.R. Martin This redhead understands what it’s like to be afraid. As a survivor of violence (as posted here previously:#MeToo) I experienced feelings of abject terror, even in broad daylight. For years fear fractured … Continue reading

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#LENT : Changes, Chances, Hope vs. Fear(s)

Sometimes when change is on the horizon, our hearts clam up with fears of all shapes and sizes. Our forward momentum grinds to a halt as we take a fear inventory instead of looking at things with the joy of … Continue reading

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#LENT: Pumping Up Courage Muscles (with LOVE!)

“Where God’s love is, there is no fear, because God’s perfect love drives out fear.” (I John 4:18)  This is something I say over (& over) again: “God’s perfect love drives out fear.” Seems like there’s always something to be … Continue reading

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Lord, Please Save Me (us, you, them-all!)

With what’s happened in Charlottesville this weekend (so unbelievable in the sleepy university town where I spent four years as an undergrad) and with our Gospel readings for today (about Peter walking on the water), I dusted off this prayer … Continue reading

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overcoming fear….

It’s so easy to be afraid these days.  Bombings killed people senselessly this week in Belgium and Turkey, last month in Nigeria, while today yet another bomb claimed lives in Iraq.  My heart and prayers go out to all the … Continue reading

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