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Quickie Quote: Prevailing Light(s)

Here’s a quickie quote today… “There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.” Charles Dickens grace, peace & prevailing Light(s) Virginia : )

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Snapshots & Whatnot: Seeking (waterfalls of) Beauty

With things looking grim here in the USA and around the world, Virginia thought a few doses of waterfall beauty might lift our hearts a bit. It may seem a little weird seeking beauty when times are tough, but that’s … Continue reading

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UNITY: YOU + ME = WE

Has civility disappeared completely from our political discourse? What happened yesterday in our nation’s capitol went far beyond the rights of free speech and protest. As violent thugs barged their way into the Capitol Building disrupting the election certification process, … Continue reading

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New Tomorrows…

It’s New Year’s Eve and time to say goodbye to 2020. What a year! So many challenges clouded our horizons. Global pandemics, loss, conflicts that continued unabated, hurricanes, fires, economic hardships, more loss…and failures. It was hard at times to … Continue reading

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#ADVENT: BLEAK WINTER BLUES (sort of)

On this first day of winter in the northern hemisphere it’s bleak and cold here in Williamsburg, Virginia. Seems appropriate somehow! This holiday season has been a bit on the bleaker side with so many celebratory things we take for … 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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#ADVENT: A PRAYER FOR THE NIGHT

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: HOLIDAY WREATHS

Wreaths on our doors are a symbol of welcome. In our home we usually have welcome wreaths on our front door, changing them out according to the season. But during Advent wreaths take on a whole new meaning. The circle … 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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#ADVENT: BLOOMS IN THE DESERT

“The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad, the desert shall rejoice and blossom…and rejoice with joy and singing…They shall see the glory of the Lord, the majesty of our God. …Strengthen weak hands, and make firm feeble knees. … Continue reading

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