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NAVIGATING UNCERTAINTIES

On this Wednesday of Holy Week, it might be good to reflect how far we have come on our Lenten journey. Consider where we were last year at this time – finding our way in a global pandemic landscape, unable … Continue reading

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Clay Pots: Masterpieces of Divine Art

“Promise me you’ll never forget that you aren’t an accident or an incident… you are a gift to the world, a divine work of art, signed by God.” Max Lucado The other day I had a bit of a revelation. … Continue reading

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PEACE GROOVES

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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Irish Blessing(s)

HaPpY Saint Patrick’s Day to one and all! As we celebrate the life of Saint Patrick and all things Irish, here are a few of Virginia’s favorite Irish blessings. (She even has them on Irish cups as a reminder when … Continue reading

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A Blessing of Laughter

Yesterday we celebrated Laetare Sunday, a timeout for a bit of rejoicing amidst the somber penitential season of Lent. We are now over half way on our journey to Easter. We’ll be celebrating Resurrected Love in three weeks! Since it … Continue reading

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A Blessing of Tenderness

This morning after squeezing out the last few squirts of a favorite lotion, the mangled container looked a bit worse for wear. Who am I kidding? It looked downright sad, worn out, with nothing left to give… It reminded me … Continue reading

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Thinking About…Heartbeats of Love

What to say, how to say it? So many thoughts weave a dance in my mind, sometimes careening this way, other times that way, occasionally crisscrossing. “Should I do this? Should I do that? Does it matter either way?” Then … 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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#ADVENT: LOVE BLOOMING

On this last Sunday of Advent, here is a powerful prayer for our hearts to contemplate… “To the impossible: Yes! Enter and penetrate O Spirit. Come and bless This hour: the star is late. Only the absurdity of love Can … Continue reading

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#ADVENT: A PRAYER FOR THE NIGHT

On this Advent Friday here is a Benedictine prayer for the nighttime (that also works when things seem dark and gloomy…) “Now in the fading light of day, Maker of all to You I pray, That with Your ever-watchful love, … Continue reading

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