Tag Archives: grace

Speaking Words of Grace

Words. Words. Words. More words, less words – the dilemma of the day. The other day this challenge in a daily devotional jumped off the page into my heart: “You have the chance to extend the grace of God through … Continue reading

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Snapshots & Whatnot: Going with the Flow

 “A good laugh heals a lot of hurts.” Madeleine L’Engle Here’s something today from awhile back that still makes Virginia laugh! Going with the flow @ Two Oceans Aquarium in Capetown, South Africa “The opposite for courage is not cowardice, … Continue reading

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From here @ Roses in the Rubble, Virginia wishes everyone an Easter blessed with extra doses of Jesus Christ’s love, joy, mercy, grace, peace and HOPE! “Do not despair. We are Easter people and hallelujah is our song.” St. Pope … Continue reading

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Forever Grace

As we find ourselves in uncertain times, God’s grace is forever. “We always overestimate ourselves when we imagine we are completely indispensable and that the world or the Church depends on our frantic activity. Often it will be an act … Continue reading

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#LENT: Abounding Grace

Sometimes we get stuck spiritually in caves of comfort. Maybe they’re not comfortable, but we have grown accustomed to not risking our comfort zones with grandiose faith gestures. Like this turtle @ the Va. Beach Aquarium, content to hang back … Continue reading

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#LENT: Scepters (vs. Practical Tools)

On this Lenten Saturday here’s a favorite quote from Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, the famous Cistercian who reformed the Benedictine monastic order in the Middle Ages. Saint Bernard of Clairvaux came from the highest nobility in his region of France. … Continue reading

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…the February flu blues…

Virginia has been off the blogosphere (and any-o-sphere) for a week with a bad case of the flu. Extreme chills, high fever, headache, body aches, and bad cough – evidently this flu is running rampant through our town. So not … Continue reading

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#ADVENT – Bleak Midwinter Blues-busters

As Advent winds down, bleak midwinter blues may loom on the horizon. Yesterday while listening to Annie Lennox’s Christmas Cornucopia (that sees playlist action all year around) the words to In the Bleak Midwinter made me pause… In the bleak … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey Movie (Absolutely FABULOUS!)

It’s September 20th, a day Downton Abbey groupies have looked for with great anticipation: the official release of the big screen Downton Abbey movie. Although the popular PBS television series ended a few years ago, the whole gang has returned. … Continue reading

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grace, grace, grace…. and Ruby Falls!

Here’s a bit of spiritual wisdom on this Lenten Tuesday as we tackle the tough stuff in front of us, our piles, ‘to do lists’ (and maybe things we keep putting off?) “God is able to make all grace abound … Continue reading

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