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#ADVENT – Love and Cheer

On this 13th day of Advent Virginia is contemplating love and cheer… “Christmas will always be, as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand.” Dr. Seuss (from “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas”) We must do our … Continue reading

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#ADVENT – Roses & Persevering Faith

Today (12 December) is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (click here for more details in last year’s post.) When a cantankerous bishop asked peasant Juan Diego for a sign, Our Lady of Guadalupe provided out-of-season roses in December. … Continue reading

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#Advent – Mary, Mary, Mary

Today as Catholics around the world honor Mary, the mother of Jesus, Virginia is contemplating her “yes” to God, her openness to be for God and letting God in her be for others… “How much we can learn from Our … Continue reading

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#Advent – Gifting (St. Nicholas-style)

On this 6th day of Advent (and St. Nicholas Day in many parts of the globe) Virginia is contemplating gifts and giftedness… “The Giver of every good and perfect gift has called upon us to mimic His giving, by grace, … Continue reading

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#ADVENT – Faith (having lots of)

On this second day of Advent, contemplating faith as a verb… “Sorrow looks back. Worry looks forward. Faith looks up.” Anonymous “Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the Light.”  Helen Keller grace, peace & … Continue reading

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#ADVENT: Preparation, Anticipation, Hope & LOVE!

And so it begins…today is the first Sunday of Advent. Advent is a time of preparation and anticipation, of waiting (patiently) for Christmas – a season of Hope, Joy, Peace and Love. Seasonal goals that may seem elusive in the … Continue reading

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The Day After Thanksgiving

Keeping those gratitude vibes going, here’s a pic Virginia (the person) took last year on the day after Thanksgiving downtown in her hometown of Williamsburg, Virginia (the state.) Seems even more appropriate today since Advent starts on Sunday (as in, … Continue reading

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