Tag Archives: Henri Nouwen

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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snow… snow… snow…

Last night (& well into the morning) Williamsburg was treated (again) to snow, 8 inches of it (last week students missed a whole week of school for 7 inches.)  Northerners think we southerners are snow wimps & wimpettes, but our … Continue reading

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…Rembrandt, prodigal sons & Henri Nouwen …

Since today’s Gospel readings presented the familiar parable of the Prodigal Son, when i contemplated What To Post tonight while traipsing all about town on this absolutely gorgeous SPRING-ish day (almost here! almost here!),  Rembrandt & Henri Nouwen’s book, “The … Continue reading

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Wednesday Photograph: life .. & FLAMINGOS!!

Once again it’s Wednesday photographs on Thursday.  Methinks (given how often Weds photos find their posting places Later In The Week) ’tis a good idea to maybe present “Weekly Photos”… ?? sounds boring (the title, that is) – suggestions (anyone? … Continue reading

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… Stars, Flames & (more) Epiphany Light(s)

Tomorrow we get back into Ordinary Time (vs. Advent, Christmas & Epiphany…) but before so doing, let’s backtrack a bit to the Wise Men following a Star.  At church last week Msgr. Mike challenged us about the kind(s) of stars … Continue reading

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Advent: … on waiting (PATIENTLY)…

i am such a groupie of Henri Nouwen (click here to read why!) so this highlighted quote seemed appropriate to share as we wait (& work on our patience) during Advent.. “Patience is a hard discipline. It is not just … Continue reading

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Prayer Appeal from Bethlehem…

After hosting an exquisite lunch today, my friend Christie passed along a slightly tattered document: a copied fax,  dated 12 March 1994, sent to my parents’ church along with an INGO situation update that my Papa shared with the whole … Continue reading

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