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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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Forever Grace

As we find ourselves in uncertain times, God’s grace is forever. “We always overestimate ourselves when we imagine we are completely indispensable and that the world or the Church depends on our frantic activity. Often it will be an act … Continue reading

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A Prayer & Blessing for Saint Patrick’s Day

A blessed Saint Patrick’s Day to one and all. If you would welcome a chuckle from a previous post about one of Virginia’s most hilarious Saint Patrick’s Days, click here – Saint Patrick’s Day FUN! Today as we celebrate the … Continue reading

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#LENT: A Prayer for Friday

Here’s an ancient Celtic prayer on this Lenten Friday to contemplate… Lord Jesus Christ “You are the peace of all things calm. You are the place to hide from harm. You are the light that shines in dark. You are … Continue reading

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#LENT : A Prayer for Monday(s)

Monday is not always our favorite day of the week. Trudge, sludge, finding our way back into weekday grooves after the weekend. We may need a little extra Heavenly Help. Today here’s a prayer from one of my favorite spiritual … Continue reading

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