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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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Snapshots & Whatnot: Thorny Roses

SNAPSHOT: A rose in Kosovo (circa 1999) & WHATNOT… “Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.” Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr Isn’t that like our lives, like our faith? Sometimes there’s hard spiky … Continue reading

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Roses in the Rubble

Easter is a few weeks away & Virginia the blogger has been AWOL most of Lent. Not much chance for the post-a-day Lenten gig of previous years, but there’s still time to offer a few bits for reflection. Psalm 27:1&4 … Continue reading

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…on responding (Quickie Quote)

Here’s a short quote from Madeleine L’Engle for our minds (& hearts) to munch on today: “To refuse to respond is in itself a response… Like it or not, we either add to the darkness of indifference and out and … Continue reading

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…talking roses?

On this Lenten Thursday, here’s a short thought for our hearts & minds to contemplate (try substituting “rose” for flower since here @ Roses in the Rubble it would be kinda cool to listen to a rose speak? : ) … Continue reading

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A “Rosy” Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas from Roses in the Rubble!!! May petals of fragrant joy that stem from the Heart of Jesus give you grace to face the thorns in your life today & each day of the New Year.  Remember Christ was … Continue reading

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If a Rose could speak…?

The other day my brother downloaded the new John Adorney compilation The Wonder Well.  As an avid groupie (check out my previous post about him by clicking here) I so enjoyed listening to it in the car (the title track … Continue reading

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A.W.O.L. bloggers ….& August flowers

After that nice blog-cation, Virginia the Blogger went A.W.O.L. the past month for Several  Reasons. Yes, it’s summer & that seems like a good reason all by itself, but a Bigger Reason remains:  A NEW LAPTOP. Why (the heck) would … Continue reading

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grace, peace & LOVE (the non-mushy kind!)* virginia : ) (*mushy ’tis OK if you’re sweeting your sweetheart!) p.s.  Virginia the blogger is dashing (literally) but if you would like to read her take on Valentines day (especially for the … Continue reading

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Today we remember Our Lady of Guadalupe.  Since roses are part of the story,  i found this photo of a Rose growing not too far from Nazareth – a place where  a young Mary might have walked along the shores … Continue reading

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