Tag Archives: Lent

#LENT: Still Waters

On this Lenten Monday, here’s comforting assurance from a (very) familiar Psalm: “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul…” (Psalm … Continue reading

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Desert Despair vs. Courageous Hope

On this Fifth Sunday of Lent here is a challenge from one of my favorite spiritual writers, Trappist monk Thomas Merton. “The desert is the home of despair.  And despair, now, is everywhere. Let us not think that our interior … Continue reading

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Blooms vs. The Glooms

Glooms is not really a word but it rhymes with blooms, so here it is. Taking a break from home hibernation, Virginia (the person) ventured out to walk around downtown Williamsburg, located in Virginia (the state.) It felt like an … 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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Penguins! Penguins! Penguins!

Virginia invites you to take a levity timeout today with penguins. There’s something to be said for taking laughter breaks during times of stress (as shared here a week or two ago.) Looking at penguins tends to make me smile… … Continue reading

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Let It Be…

On this Solemnity of the Annunciation we honor Mary’s huge step of faith, her “yes” to God when Angel Gabriel met with her. Despite her fears, despite not knowing how things would work out, she said, “yes.” Let it be … Continue reading

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Hope is a Choice!

As the COVID-19 death toll continues in Italy and now in the U.S., it would be easy to lapse into fits of despair. Even here in what’s known as the “Historic Triangle” of Virginia, we’ve seen an increased number of … Continue reading

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