Blog Archives

A Brand New Year

  Happy New Year, God! First, Thank You for the year past . . . a year in which I actually took some growth steps! Who knew how incredibly scary it was to violate family taboos and actually Speak the

Posted in a New Year, A Spiritual Spring Cleaning, awareness, Changing, choices, choosing HARD, Choosing Meaning, Choosing to respond, courage, fears, Filling up my suitcase and my days, God wants to nourishes us, God's Attention, God's Time, growing toward up

Let Them Eat Dirt — Germs and Words

Good Morning, God! I was reading about how the author of this book will be speaking at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. WOW! I’d really like to go. But, maybe I will just read the book he wrote: Let

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Posted in A Spiritual Spring Cleaning, Books, Changing, Cherishing our Bodies, Cleanliness, health, Peace, Self Care

Speaking up for Respecting One Another

Good Evening, God! Speaking up. Speaking out. Caring for those who are not respected. That is a pretty good description of what we all need to be doing — to meet the challenge of Our Times. And, harder yet, we

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Posted in A Spiritual Spring Cleaning, Caring, connecting, respect, Responding, responsibility

Retirement: Reorienting and Rebuilding

Like a Vine I was dependent on the Supporting Framework of Work to “hold me up.”

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Posted in a series of molts and upgrades, A Spiritual Spring Cleaning, accepting my need for help, Changing, growing toward up

Starting a New Day and a New Life

I come home and actually see: my office, our home, my varied piles of decisions still undecided. Yikes!

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Posted in A Spiritual Spring Cleaning, Books, courage to see myself, Rethinking, self care as self compassion and humility, slow incremental change

The Blessings of Maintenance

And my Inner Trash Bins are not going to empty themselves, either, are they!

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Posted in A Spiritual Spring Cleaning, clean and tidy, LOVE, Maintenance, self care as maintenance

A Humbling Beginning to the New Year

Good Evening, God! Not that TIME matters to You. But, I am seeing how ENDING my day with a chat with You works. This morning, Kit was doing a 10K race and I wanted to start the new year with

Posted in A Spiritual Spring Cleaning, humility, rest, Rethinking

Draining the Inner Swamp — with Help

Good Morning, God! Many years ago, when we went to Disneyland with our girls, we loved the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. And afterward we went to eat in the Blue Bayou Restaurant. No alligators there. No mosquitos. No Water

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Posted in a prayer for healing, A Spiritual Spring Cleaning, Holy Spirit, lap time, responding to God's Spirit

Love: self-indulgence + self care

Good Morning,God! First of all, THANK YOU! Thank You for the gift of children and grandchildren. Thank You for the gift of being able to be here in Tucson with my grandsons while Sandy and Dave get a vacation together.

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Posted in A Spiritual Spring Cleaning

In the Valley Where I Live — And a Humble Question

Good Morning, God! My computer is now almost completely reassembled. A Senior Advisor at Apple spent over two hours on the phone “holding my hand” as I found and restored files from my Time Machine. I love that help! Hmmm.

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Posted in a prayer for healing, A Spiritual Spring Cleaning, Abundant Life, accepting gifts sight unseen, accepting my ability to REDESIGN, an invitation to abundant life, asking for help for myself, Changing, humility, Humility or Needing Help!

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