Tag Archives: inspiration

And then there was ONE…

Visiting South Carolina for a retreat a few years ago, Virginia noticed birdies hopping about on the beach. Birds tend to like beaches, so that wasn’t so unusual. But these birds were having a grand time on ONE LEG. Four … Continue reading

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Itzhak Perlman: Beethoven & Baseball : )

Today here’s a little humor and baseball fun in this short video from violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman…(Email readers, you know the drill. Link to Roses website to view.)   My mama was a violinist in the Norfolk Symphony before she … Continue reading

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Tangling with Tornadoes

This week Hurricane Isaias wrecked havoc in the Caribbean, North Carolina and all along the East Coast of America. Impacting our area of Virginia as a Tropical Storm, Isaias dropped 6 inches of rain and knocked power out for many … Continue reading

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#PrayForLebanon

My heart and prayers are with the people of Lebanon… PRAYING FOR LEBANON “Let us pray for the victims, for their families; and let us pray for Lebanon so that, through the dedication of all its social, political and religious … Continue reading

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Tough Turtles (a little inspiration from…)

Ever have one of those days when all you want to do is crawl into a protective shell and hide? From everything and everybody? Like Mr. Turtle in defensive mode. Not going anywhere! “Behold the turtle. He makes progress only … Continue reading

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A (Powerful) Prayer for Our Times

Today is the feast day of Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491-31 July 1556.) As previously posted here (Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam)  Virginia is a groupie of Saint Ignatius, the founder of the Jesuits. As we celebrate his life and Jesuits … Continue reading

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T-shirt Tours: Tie-dyes & Fishy Smiles

Virginia’s t-shirt tours wind down today with her favorite t-shirt from a memorable visit to see the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. Yes, you guessed it, with her brother Dwight. (He really likes aquariums!) We spent 5 days traipsing around Atlanta … Continue reading

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T-shirt Tours: grits galore (+more) in OBX

Today Virginia’s t-shirt tours travel to North Carolina’s Outer Banks (known as OBX.) Since over the years Virginia has enjoyed multiple visits to Nags Head beaches and environs, she has a big stack of OBX t-shirts. Here’s one from a … Continue reading

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T-shirt Tours: sunny (& hot) @ Maymont Park

Virginia’s t-shirt tours continue with a memorable visit to Maymont Park in Richmond, VA. Two years ago a change of plans turned a long weekend away into a stay-cation at home. Making the best of it my brother and I … Continue reading

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T-shirt Tours: (a little) kelp @ Vancouver Aquarium

Virginia’s t-shirt tours continue with a memorable visit to Northwest Canada a few years back. While traipsing about Vancouver (as posted previously here) my brother and I had the opportunity to visit the Vancouver Aquarium with my dear friend and … Continue reading

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