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… a prayer for compassion…

It’s very late on this Lenten Monday, so here are two short verses for our minds and hearts to munch on … “In the tender compassion of our God the dawn from on high shall break upon us, to shine … Continue reading

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peace-packed music for the spirit…

After the post-a-day Lent gig here @ Roses in the Rubble, Virginia (your other-wised occupied blogger) took a wee blogcation.  To get back into the blogging grooves, how appropriate to share a piece of peace-packing music for the spirit… While … Continue reading

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… fumes and perfume(s)…

In the Scriptures for this Holy Week Monday we encounter Martha and Mary as Jesus dines with them again in Bethany.  Since this visit comes after Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, we can imagine Martha worked long & hard … Continue reading

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…talking roses?

On this Lenten Thursday, here’s a short thought for our hearts & minds to contemplate (try substituting “rose” for flower since here @ Roses in the Rubble it would be kinda cool to listen to a rose speak? : ) … Continue reading

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Entering the Desert (with courage!)

Today in our Gospel reading Jesus faced temptation in the desert after a 40 day fast.  This morning Fr. Herman Katongole challenged us that: “Lent is a time to be courageous to go into the desert, to let what’s hidden … Continue reading

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…Peace vs. Pieces….

This is not about the Middle East peace process, altho a dear Anglican pastor in Ramallah, Rev. Audeh Rantisi, highlighted this phrase time & again (after Oslo when the West Bank was ‘carved into pieces.’)  No… Virginia, your humble blogger … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict XVI: humility & supernatural grace…

Today marked Pope Benedict XVI’s last day ‘in office,’ so to speak. Several of my evangelical friends & family have asked what i think of his resignation? actually this courageous step has increased my appreciation of Pope Benedict in a … Continue reading

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…on smiling when your heart is breaking…

Virginia the Blogger has been busy the past few weeks pulling Extra TLC duty for her precious Mama who is suffering from Excruciating Pain (the nerve kind that totally wipes you out.) Usually my feisty Mama zooms around in her … Continue reading

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Celebrate Good Times (come’ on!) Let’s have a Celebration…

This is a Big Week in the Woodward Home:  Today is my Mama’s Birthday and Saturday is my parents’ 56th Wedding Anniversary.  ‘Twould not be good of me to give you my Mama’s age (i might Get In Trouble) but … Continue reading

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… on being sick….

Nobody wants to read a deadbeat blog & when you’re sick, it’s sure hard not to be a downer.   But so many chronically ‘sick’ people (my bedfast quadriplegic Papa inclusive) face down the sick bullet each day & keep on … Continue reading

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