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A Prayer for the Prickly Bits

Preparing our hearts for Christmas, Advent is a good time to bring whatever we’re struggling with into the Light. Maybe fear has stymied our hopes into mopes, we’re wrestling with big decisions and don’t know what to do, anxiety is … Continue reading

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Someone once said, “Pain and suffering are inevitable; misery is optional.”  ‘Tis true methinks (unless you are suffering from kidney stones when misery is a sure thing.) Still, misery can be a choice.  Which means not being miserable is also … Continue reading

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#prayforpalestine #prayforisrael

Today Virginia wanted to wish Muslim friends around the world Eid Mubarak, a blessed Eid-ul-Fitr to celebrate the end of Ramadan. Since most of my Muslim friends live in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, unfortunately today there’s not much … Continue reading

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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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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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