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Another Shift in Perspective

Good Evening, God After decades of seeing photos of the famous heads of Easter Island (Rapa Nui) I discover that they had torsos! Adding a body definitely altered my perspective. Then I saw an article about one of functions of

Posted in connecting

A Change of Perspective

Good Evening, GodI was eager to see the image of snow on the Acropolis . . . but when I saw it, I felt disoriented! Of course! This photo was from above — instead of from below. And this photo

Posted in connecting

A Change of Perspective

Good Evening, God I was eager to see the image of snow on the Acropolis . . . but when I saw it, I felt disoriented! Of course! This photo was from above — instead of from below. And this

Posted in Changing, connecting, Enchantment, Perspective, perspectives, The difficulty of changing

Being Outdoors and Hope?

Good Evening, God So….I had just started to do my Centering Prayer this afternoon when I realized that I hadn’t put down my Earthing Mat. The idea is that Earthing Mats connect us to the earth — with her negative

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Posted in Centering Prayer, connecting, Earthing, Forest Bathing, hope, Hope as a gift from God, Seasonal Affective Disorder, snow on Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea, Sunlight explored, the essential nature of hope

Give Sorrow Words . . .

Good Evening, God Grief, no matter how long unspoken, still longs to be shared. I am experiencing this first hand. Several months ago a dear friend, who had lost her beloved son, asked me to join a Monday’s Mommy’s Mourning

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Posted in being together in a compassionate presence, Compassion, compassion to care for myself, connecting, going THROUGH the sorrow, Grief, Regret -- acknowledging and releasing it, self care as self compassion and humility, self-compassion, Sorrows of the Deep

A Call to Pray

Good Evening, God I was stopped by a thought while going upstairs to pray. First, I must send out a CALL TO PRAY! And encourage others to share this CALL TO PRAY. Why my sense of urgency? Perhaps it started

Posted in Centering Prayer, connecting, Prayer, praying, Praying for our enemies, Praying together extemporaneously, the JOY of praying together

The Comfort of Being Together

Good Evening, God The penguin on the right is an older widowed female. The penguin on the left is a young widowed male. While the other penguins are eating and wandering around, these two stand together for hours — just

Posted in Being Together, Caring, caring for the widows and orphans, comfort, connecting, developing helpful definitions of love, Faithfulness, LOVE, the gift of persistent love

Entering My Local Library

Good Afternoon, God It was just a couple of days ago that I was able to enter my local library — AFTER an absence of TEN MONTHS. It may sound silly, God, but it was a chicken skin moment. I

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Posted in a new view of Commons, Caring, connecting, Guardians and Protectors, responsibility

Moved By The Spirit

Good Evening, God I just wanted to share a bit of back story about Martin Luther King Jr. and his I HAVE A DREAM speech. Apparently, King had decided to downplay his identity as a preacher and try to get

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Posted in Faith, Faithfulness, friends, LOVE, Personal Power, relationships, The Power of Naming, The Power of the Spoken Word

A New Thing

Good Evening, God Sunrise does seem to lend itself to Newness. And I am in deep need of Newness. The phrase came from our church’s Stewardship campaign. We are using the verse from Isaiah 43:18-19:“Do not remember the former things,Or

Posted in a prayer for healing, connecting, developing helpful definitions of love, Forgiving, LOVE, opportunities to forgive myself, Prayer, praying, Praying for our enemies, The daily details of love

Blogs I Follow
Brené Brown

chatting and sometimes, listening

Rachel Naomi Remen

chatting and sometimes, listening

A Moment with God

chatting and sometimes, listening

Sacred Dance Guild Journal

Since 1958 articles by members & guests offer news about activities, history, Sacred Dance practices, profiles of Sacred Dancers, choreography, images & illustrations.

Victoria Paulsen

How to Step In -- Substitute Teaching

Brené Brown

chatting and sometimes, listening

Rachel Naomi Remen

chatting and sometimes, listening

A Moment with God

chatting and sometimes, listening

Sacred Dance Guild Journal

Since 1958 articles by members & guests offer news about activities, history, Sacred Dance practices, profiles of Sacred Dancers, choreography, images & illustrations.

Victoria Paulsen

How to Step In -- Substitute Teaching