Tag Archives: love

Open to SURPRISE(S)

“Each day holds a surprise. But only if we expect it can we see, hear, or feel it when it comes to us. Let’s not be afraid to receive each day’s surprise, whether it comes to us as sorrow or … Continue reading

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Keep On CARING!!

During last month’s staycation Virginia (the person) and her brother visited Yorktown in Virginia (the state.) I know, I know – it’s confusing that Virginia (the person) lives in Virginia (the state!) But, since Virginia was born and raised in … Continue reading

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An Attitude of Courageous Gratitude

Here in the U.S. it’s Memorial Day, a time when we honor those who sacrificed their lives for our country. Virginia plotted posting something on Saturday, but alas, after receiving her 2nd Moderna vaccine dose on Friday she spent most … Continue reading

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PENTECOST POWER: LOVE & CHANGE

Today is the Feast of Pentecost – the birthday of the church – and the day we celebrate the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in our hearts and lives. From that first Pentecost in Jerusalem the early church grew into … Continue reading

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BEAUTY WITHIN

So much tough stuff surrounds us these days, then there are internal battles that wage in our hearts and minds. “We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the … Continue reading

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#prayforpalestine #prayforisrael

Today Virginia wanted to wish Muslim friends around the world Eid Mubarak, a blessed Eid-ul-Fitr to celebrate the end of Ramadan. Since most of my Muslim friends live in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, unfortunately today there’s not much … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Love (in our Hearts!)

It’s hard to celebrate Mother’s Day when our mothers are in Heaven, but today is an opportunity to remember the legacies of our mothers’ love that, in the case of this redhead, will never diminish. Virginia misses her Mama! As … Continue reading

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ONE FOR ALL DOING SOMETHING!

“I am only one; but I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. What I can do, I ought to do; and what I ought to do, by the grace of God, I will do.” (Helen Keller, 1880-1968) … Continue reading

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#EASTER: HE IS RISEN!!

“He is not here – He is risen!”  (Matthew 28:6) “I invite all Christians, everywhere, at this very moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ, or at least an openness to letting Him encounter them; I ask all … Continue reading

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HOLY SATURDAY: BETWIXT & BETWEEN HOPE

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” Romans 15:13 At the end of Good Friday’s crucifixion Jesus is laid … Continue reading

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