Tag Archives: Quotes

Snapshot & Whatnot: Advent (alien-ish) Surprises

Today here’s a snapshot my iPhone captured of goings-on in one of my brother’s fish tanks: Mr. Loach Fish making friendly with Mr. Alien (in a welcoming way.) “Courage is found in unlikely places.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien If we can … Continue reading

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MARY: WIRED WITH GRACE

Today (12 December) is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Way back in the 16th century, native peasant Juan Diego encountered a vision of Mary on a hill near his village in Mexico. Our Lady was dressed in native … Continue reading

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Human Rights! Human Rights!

Yesterday (10 December) the world paused to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Back in 1948 a war weary world gathered to establish a globally defining document that “proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is … Continue reading

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Christmas Love

Since the winter storm knocked out our power yesterday (& subsequently our wireless) here’s a quickie Advent quote brought to you by Virginia’s still-a-little-charge-left iPhone. “It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you.” Mother Teresa

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“Be not afraid…”

“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek: that I … Continue reading

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Snapshots & Whatnot: Advent Acts of Praise

Snapshot: cheerfully red birds @ the Vancouver Aquarium & WHATNOT: “Prayer is sitting in the silence until it silences us, choosing gratitude until we are grateful, praising God until we ourselves are an act of praise.”   Richard Rohr, OFM grace, … Continue reading

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Advent: …and so it begins

And so it begins…today is the first Sunday of Advent (whether we’re ready or not.) Advent is a time of preparation and joyful anticipation, of waiting and doing (while we work on that patience thing waiting.) Advent is a journey … Continue reading

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