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Life Enhancements: Part Four

Good Morning, God I used to joke about having ideas as fast as a popcorn popper . . . but it was several years into my friendship with Ann before I heard her describe herself as “an idea popper”. As

Posted in a hand up, a series of molts and upgrades, accepting my ability to REDESIGN, accepting my need for help, asking for help for myself, attitudes, connecting, decision making, developing helpful definitions of love, Idea Poppers, LOVE, The Slow Drift of Aging

Life Enhancements: Part Two

Good Morning, God! I have been reorganizing our home and mostly enjoying it. Our daughter, Sandy, is coming with her husband Dave. This time I want them to have an upgraded guest room! So, the old closet doors that did

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Posted in accepting my need for help, asking for help for myself, connecting, Humility or Needing Help!, Pride, reality, the cold snow of reality

Industrial Agriculture strikes again

An Iowa cornfield run by the National Science Foundation Good Evening, God I seem to be in the pathway of a FLOOD of information I would rather not know.  But, since I am a “sharer” I am going to pass

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Posted in accepting my need for help, awareness, Betrayal, Books, Caring, Chemicals, Cherishing our Bodies, Common Sense, Common sense and reasonableness, Communication, connecting, earning a living, Eating for health, experimentation, Experts and THE EXPERT, Failure to assess, fears

Free Webinar on Mental Health from HIM July 23-25

FREE WEBINAR WILL ADDRESS MENTAL HEALTH DURING COVID Hawaiian Islands Ministries’ Mental Health webinar, July 23, 24, and 25, will offer help for the continuing emotional and mental impact of COVID-19 on our families and community. The 3-day webinar will

Posted in accepting my need for help, asking for help for myself, healing, health, Help me to see, Humility or Needing Help!

I Discover My Wife App

Good Evening, God Much to my surprise I discovered recently that I have a Wife App. I noticed it because it seems to be ON more during this lockdown.  In fact, I noticed that when my wonderful husband is asleep

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Posted in accepting my ability to REDESIGN, accepting my need for help, adjusting, connecting, developing helpful definitions of love, family, growing toward up, Growth Opportunities, kindness, LOVE, Patience, The daily details of love, the Growth Mindset

Inexpressible: Hesed and the Mystery of God’s Lovingkindness

Good Evening, God! Michael Card has written a book exploring the Hebrew word Hesed. This word is used throughout the Bible and it has no simple English definition. So each of the main definitions gets a chapter. I am only

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Posted in accepting my authority to set limits, accepting my need for help, being a Slow Learner, connecting, LOVE, Patience, Trusting God

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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The Usefulness of Prayer

Good Day, God I have taken some small steps toward taking You more seriously. (I suspect You are laughing.) It began with doing Centering Prayer twice a day. Then about a month ago it came to me that I should

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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

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