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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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“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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“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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“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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The Persevering Patience of Christ

Pondering the Passion of Christ on this Good Friday, Virginia is struck with the persevering patience of Jesus. I picture Jesus walking the first part of the Via Dolorosa, carrying the heavy cross on His bloody back, one slow step … Continue reading

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The Easter Triduum begins tonight with the celebration of the Lord’s Supper and culminates with the celebration of Christ’s Resurrection on Easter Sunday. Here are a few thoughts about the extraordinary servant-leader Love of Jesus. Holy Thursday takes us to … Continue reading

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Holy Week: Courageous Clarity

As we prepare for Good Friday and Easter Sunday a few things lurking around the corners of our hearts may chip away at our faith priorities. We may lack courage to open up the dark corners of our lives to … Continue reading

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Extravagant Love!

“Mary took a liter of costly perfumed oil made from genuine aromatic nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and dried them with her hair; the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfumed oil.”  (John 12:3) On this … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday: Ascending Love

On this Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion there is a great deal to contemplate. Jesus arrives triumphantly into Jerusalem on a donkey with people singing Hosannas and waving palms. A few Scripture readings later He ends up betrayed, scourged … Continue reading

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