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Snapshots & Whatnot: Forever & Now

“Forever is composed of nows.” Emily Dickinson This quickie quote deserves a bit of contemplation. Thinking about it, sometimes our dreams (hopes, wishes) seem like they will take forever. At times it seems like real change (the kind our world … Continue reading

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#ADVENT – Bleak Midwinter Blues-busters

As Advent winds down, bleak midwinter blues may loom on the horizon. Yesterday while listening to Annie Lennox’s Christmas Cornucopia (that sees playlist action all year around) the words to In the Bleak Midwinter made me pause… In the bleak … Continue reading

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#ADVENT – LIGHT GROOVES

“My faith is brightest in the midst of impenetrable darkness.” Mahatma Gandhi Advent is about Light in the darkness. There’s a famous proverb that it is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.  As we see the … Continue reading

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#ADVENT – Patience, Patience, Patience!

On this 11th day of Advent, Virginia is contemplating patience as a discipline (not an easy thing for impatient redheads…) “Patience is a hard discipline. It is not just waiting until something happens over which we have no control: the … Continue reading

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#ADVENT – Revolutions of Love

On this 10th day of Advent that is also Human Rights Day, Virginia is contemplating revolutions of love… “This is the choice before us: either try to revolutionize the world and break under it, or revolutionize ourselves and remake the … Continue reading

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#ADVENT – Beacons of Hope

On this 3rd day of Advent, Virginia is contemplating hope… “When we live in the love of God, we feed the lamps of our hearts and God’s spirit comes to dwell within us. Then we truly become places of refuge … Continue reading

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#ADVENT – Faith (having lots of)

On this second day of Advent, contemplating faith as a verb… “Sorrow looks back. Worry looks forward. Faith looks up.” Anonymous “Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the Light.”  Helen Keller grace, peace & … Continue reading

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