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Our emotions can shake our hearts up and down like a roller coaster, especially in times of stress. We may start to feel underappreciated, misunderstood, and unloved. Hurts that have smashed us may reappear, threatening our fragile sensibilities. We may … Continue reading

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Our Palm Sunday Strength

This may not be the Palm Sunday we anticipated when Lent started 5+ weeks ago. Holy Week is upon us, but we cannot gather in our churches to prevent the spread of a deadly disease. Instead, we must raise our … Continue reading

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A Retro (INSPIRATIONAL!) Song for Saturday

Under mandatory work and stay-at-home orders here in Virginia, my younger brother and I are coping. When Dwight is not here my vintage turntable usually blasts music throughout the house. He calls my vinyl collection “the Academy of Ancient 80s … Continue reading

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Let There Be Peace Within…

Since Virginia missed commemorating Saint Teresa of Avila’s 505th birthday last week, here is a quote of hers to contemplate on this Lenten Friday. “May today there be peace within. May you trust God that you are exactly where you … Continue reading

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Starry Interdependence

Virginia realizes that she shared this quote from favorite author Madeleine L’Engle in years past. Given current circumstances wherein many of us are unable to go to our places of worship, it seems even more relevant today… Photo credit: NASA, … Continue reading

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#LENT: Still Waters

On this Lenten Monday, here’s comforting assurance from a (very) familiar Psalm: “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul…” (Psalm … Continue reading

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Desert Despair vs. Courageous Hope

On this Fifth Sunday of Lent here is a challenge from one of my favorite spiritual writers, Trappist monk Thomas Merton. “The desert is the home of despair.  And despair, now, is everywhere. Let us not think that our interior … Continue reading

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