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Ash Wednesday: Lenten Tidying-Up

Once again Lent begins today with Ash Wednesday services around the world. Many readers (& dear friends) are of differing faith traditions, but perhaps Blogger Virginia’s post-a-day Lenten gig can introduce you (a bit) to what’s up with Lent? Christians … Continue reading

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…reformed crabs…

Dr. Peter Kreeft gave an amazing talk last night @ William & Mary to a packed auditorium, literally overflowing with students sitting on the floor, in the aisles, standing along the walls.  How cool is that? On a Friday night?  … Continue reading

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…shhh… chocolate indulgence(s)

Today is the Feast of the Annunciation, when Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary & said she would be with child. It’s a FEAST day which means what we give up for Lent we can indulge in just a little.  So, … Continue reading

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…managing mud puddles (in Lent)….

Muddling our way through Lent, we’re almost half way done. Easter is just 3 & 1/2 weeks away(!) …but yesterday (another dreary rainy day) i got stuck in a mud puddle funk. It happens. Mud happens (especially when it rains.) … Continue reading

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STAYING WARM!!!!!

It’s absolutely FREEZING here. Snow on the ground from earlier this week won’t go away. Tonight it will be 5 degrees F (-15 C).  Besides drinking copious amounts of hot tea – (i considered giving it up for Lent, but … Continue reading

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… on being sick….

Nobody wants to read a deadbeat blog & when you’re sick, it’s sure hard not to be a downer.   But so many chronically ‘sick’ people (my bedfast quadriplegic Papa inclusive) face down the sick bullet each day & keep on … Continue reading

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…a prayer from ‘Virginia The Crab’

…feeling a Bit Grumpy this morning, this old entry from an overseas journal (& a much younger Virginia)  made my heart smile (a little; getting over the Grumps is hard, even in beautiful Williamsburg! : ) Bethlehem, December 18, 1994 … Continue reading

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