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#LOVE IN OUR HEARTS

Yesterday in the U.S. we honored the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.  It’s good to take a day to celebrate the courage of an extraordinary activist who led a movement for change, who dreamed segregated Americans could become a … Continue reading

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Quickie Quote: Prevailing Light(s)

Here’s a quickie quote today… “There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.” Charles Dickens grace, peace & prevailing Light(s) Virginia : )

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Snapshots & Whatnot: Seeking (waterfalls of) Beauty

With things looking grim here in the USA and around the world, Virginia thought a few doses of waterfall beauty might lift our hearts a bit. It may seem a little weird seeking beauty when times are tough, but that’s … Continue reading

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UNITY: YOU + ME = WE

Has civility disappeared completely from our political discourse? What happened yesterday in our nation’s capitol went far beyond the rights of free speech and protest. As violent thugs barged their way into the Capitol Building disrupting the election certification process, … Continue reading

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#EPIPHANY STARS OF FAITH

Although we usually commemorate Epiphany on 06 January, this year we are celebrating it on a Sunday – today. Epiphany marks the journey of wise men from the East who traveled far following a star to meet the Christ-child in … Continue reading

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New Tomorrows…

It’s New Year’s Eve and time to say goodbye to 2020. What a year! So many challenges clouded our horizons. Global pandemics, loss, conflicts that continued unabated, hurricanes, fires, economic hardships, more loss…and failures. It was hard at times to … Continue reading

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MISSING LOVED ONES @ THE HOLIDAYS

The holidays can be occasions for great joy, but also deep sorrow when loved ones are no longer with us. My Papa and then Mama passed over five years ago. There’s still a huge hole in my heart that throbs … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS JOY!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM VIRGINIA @ ROSES IN THE RUBBLE! “Christmas is saying ‘yes’ to a hope based on God’s initiative, which has nothing to do with what I think or feel. Things will never look just right or feel just … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS EVE: Baby Jesus

As we prepare our hearts to celebrate Christmas, Virginia is contemplating a major part of the nativity story, yet silent in the narrative: Baby Jesus. Why did God choose to send Our Savior as a baby? Babies are helpless bundles … Continue reading

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#ADVENT: CHRIST AMONG US

As we near the end of Advent, here’s a powerful quote to contemplate… “As long as there are people, Christ will walk the earth as your neighbor, as the one through whom God calls you, speaks to you, makes demands … Continue reading

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