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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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A Prayer for Pentecost (& every day!)

On this Pentecost Sunday may the Holy Spirit fill us with unifying Love and Peace – the powerful peace of Jesus Christ that transcends all understanding. “Breathe in me Spirit of God, that I may think what is Holy. Drive … Continue reading

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Peace and Understanding

“Fear cuts deeper than swords.” George R.R. Martin This redhead understands what it’s like to be afraid. As a survivor of violence (as posted here previously:#MeToo) I experienced feelings of abject terror, even in broad daylight. For years fear fractured … Continue reading

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Motivated Butterflies…

Spreading a little butterfly happiness around today… “Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp; but which, if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” Nathaniel Hawthorne Sometimes we need to open our hearts … Continue reading

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Snapshots & Whatnot: SWAMPED!

A few years ago my brother and I drove the Natchez Trace from Franklin, Tennessee to Natchez, Mississippi. We stopped along the way (visiting our precious niece Joy and her family @ French Camp, MS) and enjoyed many scenic opportunities. … Continue reading

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Ethereal Mother’s Day HUGS!

Once again it’s Mother’s Day, a time to celebrate our mothers with flowers, chocolates and special treats. This is also a day many of us miss our mamas. Mama with two of her favorite things: chocolates & flowers It’s not … Continue reading

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