Tag Archives: peace

Finding Roses in the Rubble…

To honor Virginia’s 10th blog-versary, here is a post from 2011 of why she chose the name “Roses in the Rubble.” It’s about finding Roses in the Rubble of our lives… As a relief & development worker I documented sobering … Continue reading

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Today is the Feast of Pentecost – the birthday of the church – and the day we celebrate the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in our hearts and lives. From that first Pentecost in Jerusalem the early church grew into … Continue reading

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#prayforpalestine #prayforisrael

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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Hope everyone had a lovely Easter. Now that Lent is done and chocolate is back on the menu (Virginia baked a decadent vegan chocolate cake for Easter, YUM!) we are now in the waiting game liturgically speaking until Pentecost. After … Continue reading

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On this fifth Friday of Lent (Good Friday is just a week away!) Virginia is sharing one of her favorite quotes for our hearts to contemplate. It may be a bit familiar to faithful readers. (Virginia has shared this before, … Continue reading

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Planting Seeds of Love

On 24 March 1980 Archbishop Óscar Romero was assassinated while celebrating Mass at the Divina Providencia Chapel in San Salvador. Working tirelessly on behalf of justice, he planted sacrificial seeds of love in El Salvador that resound around the world. … Continue reading

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So many things can wreck our inner peace these days. Just turn on the news! Or check your social media feeds (either way downers abound.) The tricky part about trying to get our peace grooves on is letting God have … Continue reading

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Protecting Others (you, me, everybody!)

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of St. Joseph, husband of Mary. In one of his homilies, Pope Francis spoke of St. Joseph’s role as protector of Mary and Jesus (especially fleeing from Herod to Egypt) but also taking his example … Continue reading

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Together We Are Better!

Just a few quickie thoughts today about togetherness. Sometimes we go at it alone when together we could do so much better. Together in the most inclusive sense of the word. Think of how much fun God must have had … Continue reading

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#LENT: A Journey for the Heart

“Faith is not merely a journey for the feet, but it is a journey for the heart.” A.W. Tozer Faith, like life, is often compared to a journey. We talk about being on a Lenten journey from Ash Wednesday to … Continue reading

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