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My Involuntary Sabbath

Good Evening, God, I saw this on my morning walk with my wonderful husband. And as I took the photo I thought about how good it is to focus on SMALL. Small beauties. Small joys. Small interactions. Now that my

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Posted in a new view of Commons, Caring, caring for the stranger in our midst, caring for the widows and orphans, Growth Opportunities, Sabbath as PLAY, sabbath dreaming, sabbath rest, the Growth Mindset

Overcoming

Good Evening, God, The verse for today was “Overcome Evil with Good” from Romans 12:21. Well, the chaos of possessions packed away in boxes for a painting project isn’t exactly evil. (Hmm. Might excessive possessions be evil?) But, it sure

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Posted in a new view of Commons, Belonging to each other, connecting, Evil, Overcoming

Rainbows and Promises and Extreme Weather

So, God, please pour out more of Your Holy Spirit on us all. Help us to work together — one busy and multiplying Species on one small warming World.

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Posted in a new view of Commons, Choosing to respond, climate changes, connecting, Holy Spirit, meaningful work

The Grove — a new kind of Plaza?

Good Morning, God! We are social beings and so congregating is what we do. So, perhaps it is no surprise that I wanted to go to the Grove for dinner. The Grove is a new outdoor and upscale shopping center.

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Posted in a new view of Commons, Abundant Life, people as gifts, seeing, Transitions

Good People and Children Who Need Hugs, and MORE

Good Morning, God! Imagine my surprise passing by a normally empty couch at Arcadia and seeing 61 Hug Me dolls. I stopped and asked the lovely woman standing by them, WHAT WERE THEY? She said they were going to the

Posted in a new view of Commons, healing, Hearts, LOVE, Our Extended Family - all creatures great and small

A Traditional Society (Pohnpei) Does it RIGHT!

Good Morning, God! Yesterday I had a chance to read Nature Conservancy — and I was delighted to find an article about Pohnpei. Since we have a Pohnpei congregation at Central Union — we now know some Pohnpeians. Friends bring

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Posted in a new view of Commons, Shame as a tool that can be used for good, Sharing, supportive organizational structures

Lost Sheep, Hungry Goats, Me

Good Morning. God! Yesterday the scripture reading was Luke 15:1-10 where Jesus talks about the lost sheep and the woman with the lost coin. I love those stories, God! I love how You CARE about the LOST. The image of

Posted in a new view of Commons, living within limits, lying fallow, Perspective

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