Tag Archives: joy

#Lent: becoming acts of praise

On this Lenten Thursday (or any day of the year) how do we become acts of praise? “Prayer is sitting in the silence until it silences us, choosing gratitude until we are grateful, praising God until we ourselves are an … Continue reading

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#Lent: Powerful Protectors (you, me, everybody!)

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of St. Joseph, husband of Mary. In one of his first homilies as Pope, Pope Francis spoke of St. Joseph’s role as protector of Mary and Jesus (especially while fleeing from Herod to Egypt) but … Continue reading

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#Lent: Saint Patrick’s Day Cheer

Last year I posted about my favorite St. Patrick’s Day celebration that took place in Tanzania – yes, really, in Africa. (Click here to read about it: Saint Patrick’s Day Fun.) Here we are again, and this time it’s Sunday, … Continue reading

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#Lent: Putting Love In (all we do)

One major lesson Blogger Virginia learned during years of care-giving: how I did what I did mattered. Putting love in made a big difference to my parents (and to me) whether it was something important or a messy arduous task … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday: Lenten Tidying-Up

Once again Lent begins today with Ash Wednesday services around the world. Many readers (& dear friends) are of differing faith traditions, but perhaps Blogger Virginia’s post-a-day Lenten gig can introduce you (a bit) to what’s up with Lent? Christians … Continue reading

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valentine blues & (hope-filled) grooves

“Love is space and time measured by the heart.” Marcel Proust It’s Valentine’s Day. In stores, emails, tweets – it’s all LOVE, LOVE, LOVE.  Mushy sentiment for the masses. Chocolate. Sweethearts and sweet tarts (do they still make those little … Continue reading

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@Tempests in Teacups

Not that tea groupies like Virginia need an excuse to consume more favorite teas (and try new ones) but January is National Hot Tea month. As such, today Virginia is sharing a favorite past blog post about teabags, teacups and … Continue reading

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