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Valentine’s Day – it’s Here !!

Egads, every year this mush-filled day creeps up on us – WHAM – it’s here.  Time to forage for chocolates & share beautiful roses with those we love (or make a nice meal or special cakes or cookies or whatever  … Continue reading

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Wednesday Photographs: A Rose in Ibillin…

When i lived & worked for 5 yrs in the West Bank & Gaza Strip, the village of Ibillin (located in Israel’s Galilee between Tiberias & Haifa) was my home-away-from home with Abuna Elias Chacour  (author of Blood Brothers & … Continue reading

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Elijah & Faith (the Buckets of Water kind!!!)

I know it’s the last Sunday of Advent & we should be thinking Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus,  shepherds & the whole Christmas gang (+ Angels + ) but it’s also near the end of the year & those end-of-the-year blues … Continue reading

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Sunday tinklings: Life & Dreams (a poem by Virginia)

LIFE & DREAMS What have I done with the life I’ve had, What am I doing with the life I have…? What have you done with the life you’ve had, What are you doing with the life you have…?     … Continue reading

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ESTONIA & “The Singing Revolution”

After hibernating a bit in its Netflix envelope, last week this documentary made its way onto our TV screen for what was meant to be a partial dinner viewing, but our dinner plates remained un-cleared as we sat completely riveted … Continue reading

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Prayer Appeal from Bethlehem…

After hosting an exquisite lunch today, my friend Christie passed along a slightly tattered document: a copied fax,  dated 12 March 1994, sent to my parents’ church along with an INGO situation update that my Papa shared with the whole … Continue reading

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Relief Links & More….

Virginia, the ‘on hiatus’ relief & development worker, just posted a new ‘Page’  (for you email subscribers, it means you must visit the actual blog & click on the ‘Relief Links’ menu bar selection to see it!)  The nice thing … Continue reading

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Walking in the woods (of life) Thoreau style…

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that … Continue reading

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Papa’s new Bed-Ski-Boots!!!

  Finding roses after the ‘rubble’ of Papa’s hospital stay has been real easy with these new ‘BED-SKI-boots’ – he is so excited(!) & we are so excited(!) & grateful to Kathy – the Physical Therapist at the Hospital- who … Continue reading

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ambulance chasers & encounters with medical ‘Roses’ – (the living, breathing kind!)

We are celebrating the Gift of Life around here after going through the recent rubble of medical emergencies & hospital stays for my bed-fast quadriplegic Papa. Each day we thank God for the Gift of Life, but this week our … Continue reading

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