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#LENT: Flexibility Grooves

As more and more restrictions limit our activities it would be easy to gripe and grumble. No church. No movie theaters. No museums. No libraries. No working from the office. No eating out at restaurants. No going out (or as … Continue reading

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(Leafy) Attitudes of Gratitude

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder… When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.”  G.K. … Continue reading

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HOCKING HILLS: TREES! TREES! (& MANIFOLD MAJESTY)

As faithful readers know Virginia (the person) loves trees of all shapes and sizes. Visiting our older brother Dean in Lancaster, Ohio (@ 20 minutes from Columbus) he took Dwight and me to Hocking Hills, a series of state parks … Continue reading

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Snapshots & Whatnot: Standing Tall (in the Fall!)

Today here are a few pics from a memorable sojourn in the Italian Veneto countryside… “A wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the trees stand.” e. e. cummings “A … Continue reading

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Autumn Grooves

After summer-like sweltering temps the past few weeks in the 80s & 90s F (30-35 Celsius), fall has finally arrived with a chilly day here in Virginia (the state.) Virginia (the person) is grateful for cooler Autumn grooves! “Autumn is … Continue reading

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a spunky tree (by the sea)

This spunky tree inspired me as it stood next to the sea and a colorful street in a fishing village on Burano Island in Venice, Italy. “What is the good of stars and trees, sunrise and wind, if they do … Continue reading

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… trees… trees … trees

Just returned from Mel’s amazing Memorial Celebration. What a testimony of faithfulness and the love of God in and through Mel to so many many many people.  Mel also never lost his awe of God’s creation.  At the service Carol-Jo, … Continue reading

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… Martha, Mary … & flexible trees??

Today while sifting through old emails (trying to find something for my Papa’s 4 Secrets blog – he sent loads of wisdom to his globetrotting daughter!)  i found one that i sent to him eons ago recapping a message that … Continue reading

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…trees in transition…

It’s no small feat for trees to remain green during drought.  That reality jumped me this morning while contemplating one of today’s Scripture readings: “Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose hope is the LORD. He is … Continue reading

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Wednesday Photograph: … Going Green…

Virginia the Blogger,  admittedly distracted lately (Papa is doing much better now, thanks for your prayers!), is back on the Blogging Beat with a regularly scheduled Wednesday Photograph: today it’s ‘GOING GREEN !!’ : ) “The trees are God’s great … Continue reading

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