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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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God tells us many times in Scriptures “fear not” and “do not be afraid.” Angel Gabriel also told Mary, “Do not be afraid, Mary…” (Luke 1:30) Be not afraid! But there’s so much (so very much) to be afraid of … Continue reading

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#ADVENT: Watching, Waiting, Welcoming

And so it begins…Today is the First Sunday of Advent. This morning our senior pastor Msgr. Joe laid out a litany of 2020 woes (a long list!) Global pandemics, earthquakes, fires, hurricanes, conflict, and strife – the world as we … Continue reading

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#Thanksgiving: A Gratitude Workout

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder… When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.”  G.K. … 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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Quickie Quote: In This Moment

As turbulence continues to shake our world and knock our serenity down a few notches, here’s a timely reminder… “God is God of the present. God is always in the moment, be that moment hard or easy, joyful and painful.” … Continue reading

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Virginia’s definition of verve = Guts. Gumption. Courage to have at it. Virginia had verve in spades at various times in her life, but these days hesitation has done something to her nerve, a vital requirement for verve. Why hesitate? … Continue reading

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Quickie Quote (the Hope-filled kind!)

On this ponderous Friday here’s an inspirational quote from one of my favorite authors to keep on going amidst whatever we are facing… “Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine … Continue reading

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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!

“The eternal refrain of decision is: Today, today.” Søren Kierkegaard Sometimes indecisiveness throttles our forward momentum. We can’t decide what to do, so we dither about on the edge of possibility. When my brother and I recently visited Windsor Castle Park … Continue reading

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Yes, Virginia, It’s Halloween…

“There are three things that I’ve learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and The Great Pumpkin.” Charles M. Shultz, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown HaPpY Halloween one and all! On previous Halloweens Virginia has posted about her … Continue reading

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