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LEAD, KINDLY LIGHT

On this Fifth Sunday of Lent here are words from a beloved old hymn for our minds and hearts to contemplate, written by deeply spiritual Cardinal John Henry Newman (1801-1890) who is now a saint! Lead, kindly Light, amid the … Continue reading

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HOLD ON, SPRING IS OTW!

Today is the first day of Spring but it’s FREEEEEZING OUTSIDE. We had a few warm days last week, then wham! A huge storm hit Thursday night dropping balmy temps from the 60s to the 30s (18°C to 1°C.) Yesterday … Continue reading

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REDEMPTION CHILI

The other night Virginia the Cook spent two hours making a special dinner for her brother. Dusting off a favorite cornbread recipe she handily attacked the rest of the menu. Sopa Paraguaya cornbread has sautéed onions in it, yum! But, … Continue reading

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WE ARE NOT ALONE!

The past year has been filled with challenges of all shapes and sizes. For many it has been a lonely season with quarantines and so much of daily life canceled or “zoomed.” While vaccinations are increasing worldwide, many of us … Continue reading

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EVERLASTING LOVE!

Our Gospel reading for today includes one of the most familiar verses in Christendom. We hear it, say it, and memorize it – but do we follow up with the verse after? “For God so loved the world that He … Continue reading

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FORGIVING OTHERS (more than once!)

“Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hatred. It is a power that breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness.” Corrie ten Boom Forgiveness is one of those hard things Christ … Continue reading

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March Memories: Papa! Mama! Papa & Mama!

March is a month of precious memories for our family – the March 8th memorial of Papa’s passing, Mama’s March 15th birthday, and their March 17th anniversary. Papa & Mama on their 50th Anniversary Every day I thank God for … Continue reading

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Thinking About…Heartbeats of Love

What to say, how to say it? So many thoughts weave a dance in my mind, sometimes careening this way, other times that way, occasionally crisscrossing. “Should I do this? Should I do that? Does it matter either way?” Then … Continue reading

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Gray Day Blues

A spate of dull gray days with icy cold rain leaking from dreary skies have made things a tad on the gloomy side here. Walking around downtown Colonial Williamsburg last week Virginia (the person) saw a light silhouetted by tree … Continue reading

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#LENT: SEAS OF GOD’S MERCY

On this Saturday of Lent here’s a quote from Catherine de Hueck Doherty, one of Virginia’s favorite spiritual writers: “Lent is a sea of God’s mercy, warm and quiet and inviting for us to swim in…but we say to ourselves, … Continue reading

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