Tag Archives: Jesus

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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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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#Lent: Brokenhearted Balm

On this Lenten Friday here’s a little balm for the brokenhearted… “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” (Psalm 34:18) “The Sacred Heart of Jesus reveals Who God is. The Heart of … Continue reading

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A Song for Saturday

With all the challenges we are facing, today here is one of Virginia’s favorite gospel songs that has been a great comfort in times of stress. (Email readers, you know the drill – click to Roses website for a listen…) … Continue reading

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Openness to New Paths (courage required!)

Sometimes it’s easy to manage our hearts with what is expedient and “safe.” We listen attentively in church on Sundays and say our daily prayers, but we’re not open to doing anything new. Not really. No matter how much God … Continue reading

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#LENT: Abounding Grace

Sometimes we get stuck spiritually in caves of comfort. Maybe they’re not comfortable, but we have grown accustomed to not risking our comfort zones with grandiose faith gestures. Like this turtle @ the Va. Beach Aquarium, content to hang back … Continue reading

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#LENT: A Prayer for Friday

Here’s an ancient Celtic prayer on this Lenten Friday to contemplate… Lord Jesus Christ “You are the peace of all things calm. You are the place to hide from harm. You are the light that shines in dark. You are … Continue reading

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