Tag Archives: hope

Missing loved ones @ Christmas

The holidays can be occasions for joy, but also sorrow missing loved ones. It’s been several years now since Papa passed, then Mama a year and a few months later. Precious memories fill the treasure chest in my heart. My … Continue reading

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Snapshots & Whatnot: Branches of Light

In these final days of Advent, here’s something to help prepare our hearts for Christmas. SNAPSHOT: (Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond, VA) & WHATNOT: “Let us become real branches, filled with fruit, on Jesus’ vine. Let us welcome Him into … Continue reading

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Vales & Valleys (a poem by Virginia : )

On this late Advent weekday, here’s another go at a poem Virginia shared here six years ago. As our valleys descend into the deepest night, the Light of Christ is bright with love to guide us on our way. VALES … Continue reading

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GARDEN OF LIGHT(S)!!!

Beauty, awe, wonder, art, and (lots of) lights are a few things my brother and I experienced at the Lewis Ginter GardenFest of Lights. After such delight walking about the magical lights, today Virginia is sharing highlights so you can … Continue reading

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…holiday blankety blues…

Christmas is just one short week from today. (aaack!) There are some of us who might want to pull blankets over our heads and hide under them to get through the holidays. Maybe we’ve lost loved ones, our livelihood (or … Continue reading

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Tidings of Comfort

On this Advent Monday, here are tidings of comfort for our hearts and minds. “For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, … Continue reading

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Gaudete Sunday: JOY! jOY! JOY! jOY!

On this special ‘Gaudete Sunday’ of Advent we are called to ‘Rejoice!’ as we continue waiting for Christmas to come. All during the holidays we sing about joy, we look for joy, we try to be joyful. Sometimes we confuse … Continue reading

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