Tag Archives: hope

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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Mushrooms! Mushrooms!! Mushrooms!!!

Over the last week these two mushrooms sprouted up in our backyard. Many other little mushrooms appear here & there, but these two are gigantic at 8-inches high (& counting.) Each day they seem to grow a little bigger. Seeing … Continue reading

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Holy Saturday (betwixt & between)

At the end of Good Friday’s crucifixion Jesus is laid to rest in the tomb. Imagine what it must have been like for Mary and His followers who stood at the Cross, and for those, like Peter, who failed and … Continue reading

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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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Advent-ish rainbows

Shocked to see a blog from Roses in the Rubble? Me too! Blogger Virginia has been off the posting grid for MANY MONTHS.  Yes, it’s already the 2nd Sunday of Advent so making that previous post-a-day Advent goal is bust.  … Continue reading

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Light, kindly Light… lead us on

Here are words from an old beloved hymn for our minds and hearts to take comfort in today, written by deeply spiritual Anglican-Catholic priest, John H. Newman (1801-1890.) Lead, kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom, lead Thou me on! The … Continue reading

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