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This week Virginia will share post-a-day quickie quotes using her iPhone “ImageQuote” app. Learning about the ImageQuote app at a sci-fy convention awhile back, it’s been an easy way to post a pic with a quote on Instagram – and … 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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My heart and prayers are with the people of Lebanon… PRAYING FOR LEBANON “Let us pray for the victims, for their families; and let us pray for Lebanon so that, through the dedication of all its social, political and religious … Continue reading

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A (Powerful) Prayer for Our Times

Today is the feast day of Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491-31 July 1556.) As previously posted here (Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam)  Virginia is a groupie of Saint Ignatius, the founder of the Jesuits. As we celebrate his life and Jesuits … Continue reading

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T-shirt Tours: Tie-dyes & Fishy Smiles

Virginia’s t-shirt tours wind down today with her favorite t-shirt from a memorable visit to see the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. Yes, you guessed it, with her brother Dwight. (He really likes aquariums!) We spent 5 days traipsing around Atlanta … Continue reading

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…strategic timeouts (more #tea anyone?)

You may be thinking, “Virginia, enough about tea already!” The challenge with sharing something appreciated (forever) is squeezing everything in one post. There are so many teas. Virginia still has many more favorites! Like this lovely green Rishi Jasmine Tea. … Continue reading

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Tired! Tired! Tired!!

One of today’s readings reminded me that even a super-duper saint like Elijah got tired, tired, tired. Just like so many folks today are tired, tired, tired. Years ago after being a busy Relief & Development worker, Virginia was tired, … Continue reading

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“We Just Want TO BREATHE!!”

As hundreds of peaceful protestors gathered yesterday in the heart of Colonial Williamsburg, this chant resounded: “WE WANT TO BREATHE!” Remembering George Floyd: “I CAN’T BREATHE!” Why is it difficult for some of us, specifically African Americans, to breathe? Racism. … Continue reading

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An (inspirational) Song for Saturday

“I want to see the world united and learn to live as one…” Here’s a powerfully inspirational song that resonates today from Playing for Change, an organization that promotes social change by uniting musicians from around the world. (Email readers, … Continue reading

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#BlackoutTuesday #theShowMustBePaused

In response to the deaths of George Floyd and other black lives lost unjustly, today members of the music industry are highlighting the inequality that exists “from the boardroom to the boulevard” by pausing to reflect what can be done … Continue reading

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