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Snapshots & Whatnot: Seeking (waterfalls of) Beauty

With things looking grim here in the USA and around the world, Virginia thought a few doses of waterfall beauty might lift our hearts a bit. It may seem a little weird seeking beauty when times are tough, but that’s … Continue reading

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The holidays can be occasions for great joy, but also deep sorrow when loved ones are no longer with us. My Papa and then Mama passed over five years ago. There’s still a huge hole in my heart that throbs … Continue reading

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MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM VIRGINIA @ ROSES IN THE RUBBLE! “Christmas is saying ‘yes’ to a hope based on God’s initiative, which has nothing to do with what I think or feel. Things will never look just right or feel just … Continue reading

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As we prepare our hearts to celebrate Christmas, Virginia is contemplating a major part of the nativity story, yet silent in the narrative: Baby Jesus. Why did God choose to send Our Savior as a baby? Babies are helpless bundles … Continue reading

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As we near the end of Advent, here’s a powerful quote to contemplate… “As long as there are people, Christ will walk the earth as your neighbor, as the one through whom God calls you, speaks to you, makes demands … Continue reading

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 “Personally, of course, I believe in Santa Claus; but it is the season of forgiveness, and I will forgive others for not doing so.” G.K. Chesterton As Virginia’s post-a-day gig “Advent-ure” winds down (Christmas is Friday!) here is something shared … Continue reading

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On this last Sunday of Advent, here is a powerful prayer for our hearts to contemplate… “To the impossible: Yes! Enter and penetrate O Spirit. Come and bless This hour: the star is late. Only the absurdity of love Can … Continue reading

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#ADVENT: A Quirky Tree Perspective

On this final Saturday of Advent Virginia is contemplating what it means to see the same thing from different perspectives. In this case a quirky tree she caught on camera two Decembers ago at Lewis Ginter’s GardenFest of Lights. Perspective … Continue reading

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Wreaths on our doors are a symbol of welcome. In our home we usually have welcome wreaths on our front door, changing them out according to the season. But during Advent wreaths take on a whole new meaning. The circle … Continue reading

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#ADVENT: Dark Nights of the Soul

“The endurance of darkness is the preparation for great light.” Saint John of the Cross Today we remember St. John of the Cross, a 16th century Spanish saint (1541-1591) well known for his “Dark Night of the Soul.”  During his ministry … Continue reading

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