Tag Archives: roses in the rubble

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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Sex Trafficking & … Sunshine??

“You must be the change you want to see in the world.”  (Mahatma Gandhi) Monday my nieces and 15 of their buddies began a 4-month journey to raise awareness of the horrifying realities of human trafficking – specifically sex trafficking … Continue reading

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Human Trafficking…a poem (by Virginia)

…Hearts Molested… Children  – Sisters – Daughters – Sons: Lost.        Taken. ENSLAVED To greed, abuse and twisted desires. Exploited, but not discarded; Used, again and again. Hearts crushed.  Bodies violated.  Minds bruised. Chains of despair – ALL is darkness. Cries … Continue reading

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31 July – Saint Ignatius of Loyola

“He who carries God in his heart bears heaven with him wherever he goes.”      “To give, and not to count the cost to fight, and not to heed the wounds, to toil, and not to seek for rest, … Continue reading

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character muscles & CRUTCHES…in Africa

“The measure of a person’s character is, what does it take to stop you?” I shared these words with Domeka, a dynamic young pastor my Papa mentors on Mondays, as he slowly hobbled in with a swollen sprained ankle.  ouch! … Continue reading

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