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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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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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COVID-19 Close to Home

Over the last few months our hearts and prayers have been with those affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus around the world. The high death toll and medical challenges in China and Italy have been particularly heartbreaking to see in the … Continue reading

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#LENT: Amy Carmichael & Immortal Flowers

My Mama absolutely loved Amy Carmichael (1867 – 1951), an Irish Protestant missionary who served in India for 55 years. As founder of the Dohnavur Fellowship, Amy rescued young girls from sex trafficking and established a safe home and sanctuary … Continue reading

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MAMA: Occasions of Joy

March is a month of remembrances for my family: Papa’s passing on March 8th, Mama’s birthday on March 15th, and their anniversary on March 17th. Today Mama would have turned 85. We were so blessed to celebrate her 80th birthday … Continue reading

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A Song for Saturday

With all the challenges we are facing, today here is one of Virginia’s favorite gospel songs that has been a great comfort in times of stress. (Email readers, you know the drill – click to Roses website for a listen…) … Continue reading

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Missing My Papa (still!!)

Tomorrow, 08 March, is the memorial of my precious Papa’s passing. Although it has been a few years, I still miss him (so much!) And Mama (so much!) The two of them left a huge legacy of love with me, … Continue reading

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