Tag Archives: Lent

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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Birdies Birding Around…

Virginia caught these birdies birding around while on February ferry rides from Jamestown to Surry, VA (and back again.) These birdies look ready to take off (with morning energy.) These birdies look a bit tired at the end of the … Continue reading

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Forever Grace

As we find ourselves in uncertain times, God’s grace is forever. “We always overestimate ourselves when we imagine we are completely indispensable and that the world or the Church depends on our frantic activity. Often it will be an act … Continue reading

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Scattering Joy (vs. Pain)

Here’s a quote for this Lenten Saturday… “There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson grace, peace & scattering joy Virginia : ) “Look … Continue reading

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#LENT: Springy, Flowery HOPE!

“Hold fast to hope, the fragile flowers shout.” Mary Lou Kownacki Yesterday was the first day of Spring here in this part of the world. After all those stark winter days, spring sightings of trees budding and flowers blooming are … Continue reading

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#LENT: Flexibility Grooves

As more and more restrictions limit our activities it would be easy to gripe and grumble. No church. No movie theaters. No museums. No libraries. No working from the office. No eating out at restaurants. No going out (or as … Continue reading

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