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BELOVED OF GOD

Our emotions can shake our hearts up and down like a roller coaster, especially in times of stress. We may start to feel underappreciated, misunderstood, and unloved. Hurts that have smashed us may reappear, threatening our fragile sensibilities. We may … Continue reading

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#HOLY WEEK: LAVISH LOVE

“Mary took a liter of costly perfumed oil made from genuine aromatic nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and dried them with her hair; the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfumed oil.”  (John 12:3) On this … Continue reading

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Our Palm Sunday Strength

This may not be the Palm Sunday we anticipated when Lent started 5+ weeks ago. Holy Week is upon us, but we cannot gather in our churches to prevent the spread of a deadly disease. Instead, we must raise our … Continue reading

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A Retro (INSPIRATIONAL!) Song for Saturday

Under mandatory work and stay-at-home orders here in Virginia, my younger brother and I are coping. When Dwight is not here my vintage turntable usually blasts music throughout the house. He calls my vinyl collection “the Academy of Ancient 80s … Continue reading

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Let There Be Peace Within…

Since Virginia missed commemorating Saint Teresa of Avila’s 505th birthday last week, here is a quote of hers to contemplate on this Lenten Friday. “May today there be peace within. May you trust God that you are exactly where you … Continue reading

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Mountains, Lakes, Icefields & More…

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” Helen Keller Virginia’s Canadian Rockies adventure continues from where we left off yesterday, arriving by Rocky Mountaineer train in Jasper National Park. Tour buses, a hired car, hiking shoes and more memory … Continue reading

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Trains, Mountains & Waterfall(s)!!

Since most people can’t travel now due to COVID-19 containment efforts, today Virginia invites you to take a photo journey to beautiful Canada. An inspirational escape from stay-at-home orders from the comfort of our armchairs… Rocky Mountaineer departing Vancouver The … Continue reading

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