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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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YES, VIRGINIA, THERE IS A SANTA CLAUS!

 “Personally, of course, I believe in Santa Claus; but it is the season of forgiveness, and I will forgive others for not doing so.” G.K. Chesterton As Virginia’s post-a-day gig “Advent-ure” winds down (Christmas is Friday!) here is something shared … Continue reading

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#ADVENT: HOLIDAY WREATHS

Wreaths on our doors are a symbol of welcome. In our home we usually have welcome wreaths on our front door, changing them out according to the season. But during Advent wreaths take on a whole new meaning. The circle … Continue reading

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#ADVENT: JOY! JOY! JOY!

“I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God…” (Isaiah 61:10) On this Gaudete Sunday of Advent we are called to “Rejoice!” Given all the staggering challenges that surround us these days, finding our … Continue reading

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#ADVENT ILLUMINATION

During this season holiday lights brighten up our surroundings. As we see the lights, why not take a moment to contemplate what having light in the darkness really means? Take a moment to turn off your lights – all of … Continue reading

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A Little Advent Humor…

On this Advent Wednesday, how ’bout taking a quickie time out to laugh? It has been said laughter is like medicine. At the end of the day laughter may not heal our sore throats, but it sure can help heal … Continue reading

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#ADVENT: LOVE MULTIPLIED

A big part of this season is the giving of gifts. This year our Christmas may look different with few in-person gatherings and fewer resources than normal. We may be rethinking our giving strategies. To that point, here’s something to … Continue reading

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Fall (Gasp-Gorgeous) TREES and LEAVES!

Last week Virginia and her brother Dwight enjoyed another staycation daytripping close to home. We had plotted driving several hours to the mountains to see fall leaves, but found plenty of fall colors right outside our front door. One of … Continue reading

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Snapshots & Whatnot: Flowery Fall Colors

“When I get sick of what men do, I have only to walk a few steps in another direction to see what spiders do. Or what the weather does. This sustains me very well indeed.” ~ E. B. White On … Continue reading

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Quickie Quote: Eternity’s Sunrise (& butterflies!)

“He who binds himself to a joy, does the winged life destroy; but he who kisses the joy as it flies lives in eternity’s sunrise.” William Blake Reading this quote this morning made me pause and reflect. Occasionally glimpses of … Continue reading

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