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Amy Carmichael: (Faithful) Overflowing Shells

As shared here previously (…Immortal Flowers…) my precious Mama was a huge groupie of Amy Carmichael, an Irish author and activist who established a ministry in India to rescue young girls from sex trafficking and provide a safe sanctuary for … Continue reading

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#PrayForLebanon

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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Snapshots & Whatnot: Directionless in Assisi

Years ago while traipsing around Assisi I came across a little doggie looking a wee bit lost. With his nose to the ground he didn’t seem to notice the signposts that might have helped him along his way… Directionless in … 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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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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Cloudy Day Courage

“At once Jesus reached out his hand and caught him, saying, “You of little faith! What made you lose your nerve like that?” (Matthew 14:31) “O daughter of little faith, I also repeat with the divine Master, why are you … Continue reading

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Courageous Persistence: Paths to Prayer

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 Virginia has written and spoken about courage before, but … 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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Hope is a Choice!

As the COVID-19 death toll continues in Italy and now in the U.S., it would be easy to lapse into fits of despair. Even here in what’s known as the “Historic Triangle” of Virginia, we’ve seen an increased number of … Continue reading

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