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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 Quirky Tree Perspective

On this final Saturday of Advent Virginia is contemplating what it means to see the same thing from different perspectives. In this case a quirky tree she caught on camera two Decembers ago at Lewis Ginter’s GardenFest of Lights. Perspective … Continue reading

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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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#Advent: Quickie Quote

On this Advent Wednesday here’s a short yet powerful quote to contemplate… “The teaching of Christ is not Christ for me unless I am determined to have Christ formed in me.” Oswald Chambers  grace, peace & spiritual formation Virginia : )

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“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” John 1:5 It’s amazing what a difference light makes when things are gloomy. We may have trouble finding our way when doom and gloom cloud our horizons. … Continue reading

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#ADVENT: Dark Nights of the Soul

“The endurance of darkness is the preparation for great light.” Saint John of the Cross Today we remember St. John of the Cross, a 16th century Spanish saint (1541-1591) well known for his “Dark Night of the Soul.”  During his ministry … Continue reading

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Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Years ago in the 16th century, native peasant Juan Diego encountered a vision of Mary on a hill near his village in Mexico. Dressed in native attire Our Lady of Guadalupe … Continue reading

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#ADVENT: Conduits of God’s Grandeur

A part of Advent is opening our hearts and lives to God’s presence, to God’s glory. Amidst challenges the extent of God’s grandeur may be shrouded in mists of confusion and doubt. But, God’s glory – like God’s love – … Continue reading

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It seems appropriate somehow that Human Rights Day falls during Advent. Over the years I’ve posted a Human Rights Day blog on December 10th not connecting it to Advent, but this year it dawned on me they go hand in … Continue reading

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#ADVENT: Tolkien Tireditis Cures

‘Tis the season for sniffles and general tireditis… Throw 2020 into the mix – voila! – it’s easy to succumb to blahs this holiday. Add uncertainty of an impending New Year (please, God, not another one like 2020!) and we … Continue reading

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