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Sharing the Playground

Good Evening, God Just yesterday — on our morning walk up the hill — I saw a man doing exercises on the playground apparatus.  At first I just sort of peeked at him.  Then I congratulated him on his thinking

Posted in a new view of Commons, Abundant Life, an invitation to abundant life, connecting, Creating, creativity in loving service, Enjoyment, exercising, JOY, Planning, Play, simple joys of daily life, small meaningful moments, the joy of sharing

Choosing Life

This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live. (Deuteronomy 30:19) Good Evening,

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Posted in a hand up, Abundant Life, an invitation to abundant life, growing toward up, LOVE, The daily details of love, the gift of persistent love, water and love, web of life

The Need to Win . . .

Good Afternoon, God! I have been reading The Way of Chuang Tzu done by Thomas Merton. By “done” I mean Merton created his own version of earlier translations. It feels like a book of double wisdom. This story caught my

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Posted in a prayer for healing, a series of molts and upgrades, Abundant Life, accepting my need for help, awareness, Balancing and adjustments, being repotted, courage to see myself, Expand my Heart

Compassion for My Human Condition

Good Evening God, Having my false self stripped away . . . layer by layer . . . has given me a semi joyful acceptance of my True Self. I am thankful to be me — but I am aware

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Posted in a hand up, Abundant Life, accepting my need for help, acknowledging my need for prayer, Centering Prayer, Cherishing our Bodies, comfort, Compassion, compassion to care for myself, complexity, connecting, Energy, Forgiven!, Forgiving, God wants to nourishes us, gratitude, growing toward up, Help me to see, Humility or Needing Help!, layer upon layer, letting the Holy Spirit flow through us, LOVE

The need for new perspectives

Good Morning, God, It feels as if the last few months have brought one new perspective after another. And I have learned that understanding isn’t so much about facts as how those facts are organized and connected. Indeed, what I

Posted in a matter of scale, a new view of Commons, Abundant Life, accepting my ability to REDESIGN, accepting my need for help, adjusting, mental maps, Perspective, perspectives

A Morning at the Beach

Good Morning, God! I love silhouettes! That way I don’t invade people’s privacy. And these folks — either going out or coming back from surfing — caught the JOY of the morning. Then too, there is the BLUE of the

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Posted in Abundant Life, appreciation, attunement, authority over my life, Awe, beauty, Being With, connecting, Enjoyment, web of life

Being Stretched – Being Thankful

Good Evening, God! I have so very much to be thankful for, God!  My amazing husband . . . our darling daughters . . . our growing grandsons.  Our family and our dear friends.  The people we interact with .

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Posted in a matter of scale, a series of molts and upgrades, Abundant Life, acknowledging another's existence, gratitude, Growth Opportunities, LOVE

All Is Well With My Soul

Good Evening, God! I’m toward the end of my Second Instructional Illness — I hope. It was several months ago when I “heard” You say, “You can stay home on Tuesdays and Fridays or you can have a series of

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Posted in Abundant Life, accepting my ability to REDESIGN, accepting my authority to set limits, accepting my need for help, connecting, gratitude, health, Lessons, LOVE, The Flow of God's Love, Wellness

A Surprising Gift

Good Morning, God! I first remember learning that SIZE doesn’t matter in Madeleine L’Engle’s book, A Wind in the Door. This photo is of a rather small bloom on a dwarf poinciana tree. But, just look at its beauty! If

Posted in Abundant Life, accepting my ability to REDESIGN, accepting my need for help, Commitments, connecting, Duty, loving myself, priorities, The Self

A Very Wise Decision

Good Day, God! And it IS a Good Day! That’s because my wonderful husband, Kit, decided — without my iurging — that he still wasn’t over his virus and that it would be smart not to run this year’s Boston

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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