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WHY we pray for our “Enemies”

Sunday morning, my wonderful husband Kit came in from getting the morning paper — fulmination about how evil Putin is. Kit is normally a kind hearted soul filled with good will. So I was distressed to see him so angry

Posted in a prayer for healing, acknowledging my need for prayer, Blessing, Hearts of Stone, Lovingkindness, Ongoing Transformation, Personal Power, power and peace and gentleness, Prayer, praying, Praying for our enemies, Replication Wars, The Power of the Spoken Word

Healing and Praying

Good Morning, God The other day a friend asked, “Does Prayer Work?” And I found myself saying, “That’s the wrong question!” I went on to say — that is the question we ask about objects. Does this blender work? Does

Posted in a prayer for healing, acknowledging my need for prayer, Centering Prayer, Prayer, praying, Praying for our enemies

Worship ME and . . .

Good Evening, God The second temptation of Christ has been in my heart all day. Then the devil, taking Him up on a high mountain, showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. 6 And the devil

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Posted in A Spiritual Spring Cleaning, acknowledging my need for prayer, connecting, Expand my Heart, Having the Heart of a Have Not?, inner paths of the heart, Prayer

A World Wide Invitation to a Morning of Centering Prayer in Honolulu

Good Evening, God This is what I have been working on . . . creating screens is a joy . . . but not truly challenging.  But, now I am trying to condense a beautiful Welcoming Prayer so that it

Posted in acknowledging my need for prayer, Centering Prayer, connecting, Prayer, praying, the JOY of praying together, the Light of the World, web of life

Clean Teeth . . . Clean Soul?

Good Evening, God Yes, the BIG event of the day was that my wonderful husband Kit and I got our teeth cleaned!  WOO HOO!  We have been getting them cleaned 4 times a year and the last time was back

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Posted in a hand up, A Spiritual Spring Cleaning, acknowledging my need for prayer, awareness, being heard into speaking, Being With, Belonging to each other, Centering Prayer, confession, connecting, connections, Conversations, courage to see myself, humility, Prayer, Retreats, self care as self compassion and humility

Just Talking to Someone

Good Evening, God! The power of just talking to someone is amazing!  This is the month — July — where I pledged to take “better” care of myself.  Letʻs see . . . July 23 and nothing!  But, I did

Posted in acknowledging my need for prayer, asking for help for myself, Centering Prayer, Communication, connecting, daughters, friends, Prayer, relationships

A Change of Perspective

Good Evening, God Today my wonderful husband Kit and I walked up our valley and on the way down paused at the park.  I love turning the corner and looking down the valley — because THERE is the ocean!  I

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Posted in a prayer for healing, acknowledging my need for prayer, Apologies, Communication, confession, Grief, Prayer, Regret -- acknowledging and releasing it, relationships

Time in Silence . . .

Good Evening, God! “we simply cannot do without the silence of prolonged prayer, which enables us better to perceive God’s language . . ” Pope Francis. This Saturday (June 20) is our Morning of Prayer — 90 minutes of silence.

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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 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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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