Tag Archives: love

Inspirational Tattoos of the Heart

Sharing a previous post from 2012 while traveling this week, be blessed! Father Gregory Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries in L.A., writes of compassion, redemption and the ‘slow work of God’ in his book, Tattoos on the Heart. Providing powerful … Continue reading

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Autumn Grooves

After summer-like sweltering temps the past few weeks in the 80s & 90s F (30-35 Celsius), fall has finally arrived with a chilly day here in Virginia (the state.) Virginia (the person) is grateful for cooler Autumn grooves! “Autumn is … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Friday (or any day!)

Teresa of Avila is one of my favorite saints. Over the years many things she said in her writings have resonated deep in my heart, this quote especially: “Let nothing disturb you. Let nothing affright you. All things are passing. … Continue reading

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Misery Loves Company

“I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.” C.S. Lewis Misery may love company, but not always. Sometimes we are misery martyrs, preferring to wallow in our misery … Continue reading

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Butterfly Beauty (scattering JOY!)

A little Monday butterfly inspiration… “There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson “Be at peace and let your soul feed upon the sweetness … Continue reading

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Snapshots & Whatnot: Hope & Beauty

The rampant senseless violence in our whacked out world today overwhelms my heart. My prayers are with the people of El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH and everyone suffering from violence everywhere. As posted here recently (#LOVEFORVB Love for Va. … Continue reading

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31 July: Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam…

So that’s Latin. Since I (and maybe you) didn’t study Latin, here’s what it means: “To the Greater Glory of God…”A noble motto from Saint Ignatius of Loyola whose feast day we celebrate 31 July (today!) I am a groupie … Continue reading

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