Tag Archives: hope

all through the night

Sometimes night swirls around us with a darkness so dishearteningly deep, it’s hard to sleep. But, God is with us in our bleakest, darkest moments with lanterns of hope. “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of … Continue reading

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2018: A Calendar Year

It’s a new year! Today! 2018! HaPpY HaPpY New Year! Enough already with the !!!!s, Virginia, we get it (you’re muttering.)  🙂 But, how grand is it, out with the old, in with the new!?! A chance to start afresh. … Continue reading

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#MeToo

Social media feeds have been buzzing with the hashtag #MeToo, a movement started 10 years ago by activist Tarana Burke that catapulted into global attention this week with actress Alyssa Milano’s tweet to ‘give people a sense of the magnitude … Continue reading

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Pages of My Life

Turning the pages of my life, there are some chapters I’d rather not revisit. Tough times weathered my own way, not necessarily the right way. Perhaps there wasn’t a right way per se, bumbling about the fringes of ok and … Continue reading

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Snapshots & Whatnot: Inspiring Street Art

With all the negative (kinda frightening) global goings-on, here’s a little inspiration today to stretch our mind (& smile) muscles.   SNAPSHOT… Traipsing out and about with my niece a few weeks ago in Newport News (our closest big city), … Continue reading

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The Utility of Futility

“All men know the utility of useful things; but they do not know the utility of futility.” Chaung-Tzu Ever have one of those days? A few weeks ago, I had one. Early one morning when my brother took me across … Continue reading

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SNAPSHOTS & WHATNOTS: …contemplative turtles…

Virginia the Blogger has been getting her grooves back, sort of. Hard to believe Roses in the Rubble turns SIX in July! Originally started to review books, movies, music and artsy endeavors, this blog has veered more toward advocacy… inspiration… … Continue reading

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