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#LENT: Springy, Flowery HOPE!

“Hold fast to hope, the fragile flowers shout.” Mary Lou Kownacki Yesterday was the first day of Spring here in this part of the world. After all those stark winter days, spring sightings of trees budding and flowers blooming are … Continue reading

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Persistent Love: A Flowery Perspective

Contemplating a quote today from Maya Angelou about the persistence of love… Roses on a fence @ Butchart Gardens (Vancouver Island, CANADA) “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of … Continue reading

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Fragrant (Merry) Christmas Grooves!

“Jesus in your heart! Eternity in your mind! The will of God in all your actions! But, above all, love, God’s love, entire Love!” Saint Catherine of Genoa  MERRY CHRISTMAS!! May petals of fragrant Love from the Heart of Jesus … Continue reading

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#ADVENT : Fragrant Courage

On this 18th day of Advent Virginia is contemplating the fragrance of courage, the kind that keeps pursuing the love of God even when things get thorny. “Be courageous, my daughter. There are both spiritual and bodily rose bushes. In … Continue reading

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#ADVENT – Dark Nights (of the Soul)

Today we remember Saint John of the Cross (1541-1591), a Spanish saint known for documenting his “Dark Night of the Soul.” Misunderstood, mistreated, and maligned – John of the Cross came to know the dark intimately while imprisoned for his … Continue reading

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(stylish) mermaid inspiration

During a recent visit to the Norfolk Botanical Gardens this stylish mermaid guided us along toward the path we were meant to go… “The great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in the direction … Continue reading

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Butterfly Beauty (scattering JOY!)

A little Monday butterfly inspiration… “There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson “Be at peace and let your soul feed upon the sweetness … Continue reading

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