Blog Archives

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

New Every Morning

Good Evening, God When I feel down or discouraged . . . imagining some dire future . . . I console myself by remembering the story of Joseph in the Old Testament. If ever a person suffered at the hands

Posted in connecting, Forgiven!, Forgiving, Good News!, LOVE, Mercies, Perspective, perspectives, renewing, web of life

Exercising Lovingkindness

Good Morning, God Yes, I’m up early. The Worries of the World had me in a funk. So, I got up and did my first Centering Prayer. After that I read a page from my hardcopy book by Caroline Myss,

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Posted in connecting, creativity in loving service, developing helpful definitions of love, LOVE, Lovingkindness, personal responsibility, Personal Responsibilty, taking time to focus, The daily details of love, the gift of persistent love

REJOICE!

Good Evening, God I hear, FEAR NOT . . . reverberating in my mind. But, then a much more positive message from the Welcoming Prayer came into my Heart. I let go of my desire for security, affection and control,

Posted in connecting, Faith, hope, Hope as a gift from God, JOY, rejoicing, simple joys of daily life, the joy of sharing, Trusting God

On the Road to Growing Up

Good Evening, God I promised You I’d write every day for 60 minutes . . . only to forget completely about that promise today. It was not a good day. I got caught up in being a victim. A horrible

Posted in connecting

Judge NOT. . .part one

Good Morning, God Judge not, that you be not judged. Matthew 7:1 ESV I woke up this morning, with these words in my heart. And I prayed for the courage to share them. Why? Because, just in sharing them I

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Posted in a matter of scale, a prayer for healing, Anger, being together in a compassionate presence, Compassion, complexity, connecting, hate, living by every word that comes from God, Prayer, praying, Praying for our enemies, self care as self compassion and humility

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