Tag Archives: Travel

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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Human Rights! Human Rights!

Yesterday (10 December) the world paused to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Back in 1948 a war weary world gathered to establish a globally defining document that “proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is … Continue reading

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Advent Snow!!

The snow is piling up in Williamsburg, Virginia  (the state of) forcing Virginia (the person) to reshuffle her afternoon plans. Zooming out to an early church service this morning a few flakes fluttered, but I came (carefully) home to snow … Continue reading

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Saint Nicholas & Gifts with a Purpose

In many countries December 6th is a special day where children receive gifts from Saint Nicholas, a 4th century bishop who is well remembered in Eastern and Western churches. Although not many exact details are known about his life, the … Continue reading

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Snapshots & Whatnot: Advent Acts of Praise

Snapshot: cheerfully red birds @ the Vancouver Aquarium & WHATNOT: “Prayer is sitting in the silence until it silences us, choosing gratitude until we are grateful, praising God until we ourselves are an act of praise.”   Richard Rohr, OFM grace, … Continue reading

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Grand Illuminations (& Advent Awakenings)

Yesterday at church Father James Glass (our campus minister) said that part of Advent is staying awake. “Do not become drowsy.” (With the heat cranked up, maybe he noticed a few nodding heads.) He asked, “How would you feel if … Continue reading

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Inspirational Journeys: For Greater Glory

Celebrating the feast of Christ the King yesterday reminded me of the powerful movie “For Greater Glory.” After watching it in the theater six years ago, the following Christmas I gifted DVD copies to my entire family. As we prepare … Continue reading

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