Tag Archives: Henri Nouwen

Blues-Busting Holiday Blues

It’s a week before Christmas and Virginia (the person) has a bad case of holiday blues. The same Virginia almost to her Advent post-a-day gig goal (7 days to go?) Holiday blues? Yup. Incendiary blues from a bad case of … Continue reading

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CONVERTED TO COMPASSION

This morning a phrase caught my attention: “…and he was converted to compassion.”  The text referred to Saint Francis of Assisi, who left all his wealth to love on the lepers of his day, but what about us today? There’s … Continue reading

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celebratory vibes vs. whiny vibes…

The post I’ve been working on the last two days still has whiny vibes, so here’s a flower pic sent yesterday to my sis on her birthday. Celebratory vibes vs. whiny vibes? Celebratory vibes win: Easter is only one week … Continue reading

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Hope…

Here’s a quote from one of my favorite writers for our hearts and minds to munch on: “Our hope is not based on something that will happen after our sufferings are over, but on the real presence of God’s healing … Continue reading

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birthdays + getaways = birthday getaways

This weekend my brother & I are zooming out of town to celebrate his birthday.  Since Dwight is my YOUNGER BROTHER, his age shall not be divulged.  Let’s just say there are a few decades to celebrate. LIFE IS A … Continue reading

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…managing Lenten deserts…

Yesterday we tackled mud puddle management, so today we’re looking at what happens when we splash out of our mud puddles but end up in a desert.  It happens.  Sometimes we go through dry spells when all the usual spiritual … Continue reading

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words, words, words… and wisdom!

Have you ever wished you could take back something you’ve said? or written? That has happened (more than once) to me.  Let’s be serious – more than, more than, more than once.  Like, too many times when Virginia just could … Continue reading

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