Tag Archives: Quotes

Freddie the Frog does Christmas

On this last Sunday in Advent here’s a post written in 2014 about my Papa not long after he passed – it’s still a message of hope for increasing our faith to cope. Let me introduce you to Freddie the … Continue reading

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Snapshots & Whatnot: Branches of Light

In these final days of Advent, here’s something to help prepare our hearts for Christmas. SNAPSHOT: (Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond, VA) & WHATNOT: “Let us become real branches, filled with fruit, on Jesus’ vine. Let us welcome Him into … Continue reading

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…holiday blankety blues…

Christmas is just one short week from today. (aaack!) There are some of us who might want to pull blankets over our heads and hide under them to get through the holidays. Maybe we’ve lost loved ones, our livelihood (or … Continue reading

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Tidings of Comfort

On this Advent Monday, here are tidings of comfort for our hearts and minds. “For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, … Continue reading

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Advent: (14 December) Saint John of the Cross

“The endurance of darkness is the preparation for great light.” Saint John of the Cross Today we remember this great 16th century Spanish saint (1541-1591) well known for documenting his ‘Dark Night of the Soul.”  Misunderstood, mistreated, and maligned – Saint John of … Continue reading

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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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