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Quickie Quote: Soulfully Motivated LOVE!

Today here’s a quote from noted author and activist, Nora Neale Hurston, that made me pause. It may be short, but it packs a powerful punch! “Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.” Zora Neale Hurston Here’s … Continue reading

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SPEAKING OUT: Voices of Love vs. Hate

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Martin Luther King, Jr. Too often fear makes us pause these days before we speak. It’s not a terror kind of fear, more like a “what … Continue reading

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Birthday Blues: Surprised by Joy!

Last week Virginia celebrated her birthday. Another year. Whoopee. Although there was plenty of celebratory chocolate… Once you hit certain milestones, years tend to blur together. You reach a certain age and birthdays are reminders of AGE. An occasion for … Continue reading

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Geraniums! Geraniums! Geraniums!

These geraniums outside our kitchen window are still blooming. You may think, what’s up with Virginia making a fuss about a pot of geraniums? Geraniums doing their blooming thing on a rainy day My brother Dwight planted these geraniums in … Continue reading

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Quickie Quotes: Choosing to SMILE! : )

Sometimes smiling may not seem like a big deal, but other times it’s a huge deal. Smiling in the face of adversity is a choice. Here’s a favorite “smile” quote from one of Virginia’s biggest heroes: “Peace begins with a … Continue reading

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YOU JUST GO ON (Virginia’s thoughts about it…)

When whacked out stuff hits our lives (an all-to frequent occurrence these days) what does it mean to go on? Going on is kinda hard with a coyote on the road Going on is not always an easy endeavor… Going … Continue reading

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05 September: Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Today we celebrate the life of Mother Teresa, now Saint Teresa of Calcutta. She has always been one of my heroes. This picture of Mother Teresa, gifted and painted by a family friend, hangs on the wall by my desk. … Continue reading

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Amy Carmichael: (Faithful) Overflowing Shells

As shared here previously (…Immortal Flowers…) my precious Mama was a huge groupie of Amy Carmichael, an Irish author and activist who established a ministry in India to rescue young girls from sex trafficking and provide a safe sanctuary for … Continue reading

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Mists of Anxious Perplexity

“Anxiety is the mark of spiritual insecurity.” Thomas Merton There’s so much to be anxious about these days, it’s often hard to see the path ahead when mists of fear obscure the way. We may feel small. And alone. Like … Continue reading

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Snapshots & Whatnot: Mending Fences

In today’s “judgement culture” it’s too easy to close the gates of our hearts to others, especially those with whom we may disagree… “Instead of showing someone the gate, try mending the fence.” Barbara Johnson  “Love recognizes no barriers. It … Continue reading

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