Tag Archives: Quotes

#ADVENT – Bleak Midwinter Blues-busters

As Advent winds down, bleak midwinter blues may loom on the horizon. Yesterday while listening to Annie Lennox’s Christmas Cornucopia (that sees playlist action all year around) the words to In the Bleak Midwinter made me pause… In the bleak … Continue reading

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#ADVENT – LIGHT GROOVES

“My faith is brightest in the midst of impenetrable darkness.” Mahatma Gandhi Advent is about Light in the darkness. There’s a famous proverb that it is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.  As we see the … Continue reading

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Christmas (all year ’round) Love

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston Churchill On this 19th day of Advent Virginia is contemplating her Nightmare Before Christmas ornaments. As blogged previously (click here: Happily Ever After … Continue reading

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#ADVENT : Fragrant Courage

On this 18th day of Advent Virginia is contemplating the fragrance of courage, the kind that keeps pursuing the love of God even when things get thorny. “Be courageous, my daughter. There are both spiritual and bodily rose bushes. In … Continue reading

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#ADVENT : Open Doors, Open Hearts

On this 16th day of Advent (with Christmas less than 10 days away) we may be scrambling to squeeze in more than a tick or two in our prayer closets. But Advent is a time to open the doors of … Continue reading

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#ADVENT – Dark Nights (of the Soul)

Today we remember Saint John of the Cross (1541-1591), a Spanish saint known for documenting his “Dark Night of the Soul.” Misunderstood, mistreated, and maligned – John of the Cross came to know the dark intimately while imprisoned for his … Continue reading

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#ADVENT – Love and Cheer

On this 13th day of Advent Virginia is contemplating love and cheer… “Christmas will always be, as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand.” Dr. Seuss (from “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas”) We must do our … Continue reading

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