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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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Costly Worship: Mary & Martha

On this Monday of Holy Week, we remember Mary’s act of worship anointing the feet of Jesus with costly perfume. I’d like to imagine Martha, her sister, sitting next to her with a towel (so nothing stained the carpet.) Sometimes … Continue reading

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Preponderating Childlike Wonder (Take-2)

There’s something about being childlike. Jesus said, “unless you change and become like a child, you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven.” (Matthew 18:3) What does that mean? Papa always got a kick out of the fact that whilst … Continue reading

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Snapshots & Whatnot: Inspiring Street Art

With all the negative (kinda frightening) global goings-on, here’s a little inspiration today to stretch our mind (& smile) muscles.   SNAPSHOT… Traipsing out and about with my niece a few weeks ago in Newport News (our closest big city), … Continue reading

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This morning a phrase caught my attention: “…and he was converted to compassion.”  The text referred to Saint Francis of Assisi, who left all his wealth to love on the lepers of his day, but what about us today? There’s … Continue reading

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Life, Liberty & …Death to the Little Ones??

Tomorrow many folks of many faiths will fill the streets of Washington, D.C. to raise awareness for unborn little ones in the 2017 March for Life. I realize the issue of abortion pushes emotional buttons, but here are my thoughts … Continue reading

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proclaiming Christ (quickie quote)

Dashing about after a wonderful getaway celebrating my brother’s birthday, so today’s Lenten post will be a bit short.  Short can be a good thing, especially when it packs a powerful punch for our minds and hearts to munch on. … Continue reading

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…choosing joy…

There is so much negative sludge going around – condemnation, unkindness, defamatory  rhetoric (& not just in the U.S. presidential race!)  Maybe this Lent we can try to take a moment to think about what we say before we say … Continue reading

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…branches of fruit (and Light)

Here’s a quickie quote on this Lenten Friday night for our hearts and minds to munch on. Stop! stop! — don’t rush.  Slow down a bit and savor these words from Mother Teresa: “Let us become real branches, filled with … Continue reading

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GIFTS …and Gifts…

Gifts (the giving of) and Gifts (the receiving of) are a big part of this holiday season.  We spend a great deal of time, or too little time (if busy schedules make us Christmas Eve shoppers), trying to find gifts … Continue reading

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