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10 December: Human Rights for ALLLLLLLLLL!!

It’s December 10th, the day the world sets aside to highlight human rights. Once again, here’s Virginia’s Advent post-a-day Human Rights blog. We often think of the lack of human rights in far away places, but this year there are … Continue reading

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…no Bah-Humbugging around…

For neophyte Bah Humbuggers out there, “Bah Humbug” is an attitude espoused by Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, a book written by Charles Dickens in the 19th century that is still relevant today. Scrooge is not the nicest character (to … Continue reading

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Mary: Let It Be So

Today Catholics all around the world honor Mary, the Mother of Jesus. In our faith tradition, Mary took a huge step of faith with her ‘yes’ to God’s request through Angel Gabriel. She risked death (they stoned pregnant-out-of-wedlock women back … Continue reading

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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (& WOMEN!)

Advent is special time to groove to our favorite Christmas carols, but here’s a confession: favorite Christmas compilations sneak into my playlists all year around (Christmas bells ringing in July?) My brother sometimes looks at me askance, but last month … Continue reading

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Preponderating Childlike Wonder (Take-2)

There’s something about being childlike. Jesus said, “unless you change and become like a child, you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven.” (Matthew 18:3) What does that mean? Papa always got a kick out of the fact that whilst … Continue reading

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ADVENT: (Quickie) Snapshot & Whatnot

SNAPSHOT: Chincoteague National Wildlife Reserve, VA & WHATNOT: Waiting is a big part of Advent, something that at times is not the easiest thing to do (especially for impatient red-heads!) Here’s an arresting thought & prayer from my favorite Trappist … Continue reading

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ADVENT CANDY CANES (of Love & Understanding)

Advent is a season of waiting, of preparation, of seeking (like wise men and women.) For new Roses in the Rubble readers, Virginia’s post-a-day Advent gig usually entails a brief inspirational quote, picture, carol or (occasionally) more prolific thoughts. I … Continue reading

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