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Time, Tides, and Timelessness

Good Day, God I have to laugh at my title. This morning, I checked the tide calendar and noted what time I would have to arrive at the beach before the tide began coming in. I love getting into the

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Posted in beauty, compassion to care for myself, connecting, delight, hearing myself, JOY, loving myself, Needed Repair Time, opportunities to forgive myself, recovery time, Self Care, self care as self compassion and humility, self-care, time, Wanting a protected time

Into the Sea

Good Evening, God This has been a wonderful /wonder-illed day. Many moment to savor. Today was my second time in the water for maybe months and I relished it. Having settled my beloved husband in a comfortable regular height chair,

Posted in appreciation, Awe, beauty, Being ENJOYED by God, Being Together, Being With, Enjoyment, Sharing, the joy of sharing

The Joy of Beauty

Good Day, God At first I was going to describe this as a night blooming cereus bloom. But, then the friend who took the photo called us and I asked her if that is what it was. She told me

Posted in Abundant Life, an invitation to abundant life, appreciation, beauty, connecting, Enjoyment, JOY, mindfulness, Needed Repair Time, recovery time, setting my life in context, simple joys of daily life, taking time to focus, the joy of sharing, time, Wanting a protected time

Pay Attention, Be Astounded, Tell About It

Good Evening, God This title is Mary Oliver’s lessons for living. I resonate with these word! Each one of these acts brings me joy! Just look at these colorful blossoms! There they were on this small young shower tree as

Posted in beauty, being heard into speaking, Between, Centering Prayer, connecting, gratitude, Hearing, seeing, Sharing, thankfulness, the joy of sharing, Welcoming, Welcoming Prayer

The Joy of Sharing

Good Evening, God Sometimes I get inundated by the Larger Picture. And, yes, we do not wrestle with flesh and blood but with Principalities and Powers and darkness in high places. Sigh. But, just this morning, I sent a friend

Posted in appreciation, beauty, JOY, Sharing, simple joys of daily life, the joy of sharing

The little things

Good Evening, God This little water lily lives in a small pot on the porch of my neighbor next door.  She was up and smiling yesterday.  And she brought me much joy.  My brother lives in Grass Valley on 20

Posted in beauty, connecting, gratitude, JOY, Peace, simple joys of daily life, the joy of sharing, Trusting God

Cherishing each moment

Good Evening, God I enjoy Beauty.  I would say, Who doesn’t?  But, I am more and more aware that Goodness is even more to be appreciated.  My wonderful husband Kit is good.  Good in an un-self-conscious way.  Never even thinking

Posted in appreciation, beauty, Centering Prayer, Cherishing, connecting, Expand my Heart, Goodness, LOVE, simple joys of daily life, The daily details of love, the gift of persistent love

Finding Another Inner App

Good Evening, God I love finding beautiful flowers and ripening fruits as we walk in our valley.  And I especially love the areas that fall “outside” of anyones responsibility.  To me, they are tiny oases of wilderness.  And their exuberant

Posted in beauty, connecting, Creating, creativity in loving service, embedded in God's Time, Flowers, Inner Apps, Office Overflow, organized, supportive organizational structures, The Flow of God's Love, time

Embracing Reality

Good Evening, God There are layers upon layers of Reality.  Almost all of them beyond my ability to perceive — or comprehend.  But, somehow that feels like what we are called to do.  I marvel at what we as a

Posted in beauty, connecting, Creating, creativity in loving service, humility, Humility or Needing Help!, reality, self care as self compassion and humility, Sharing, the cold snow of reality, the joy of sharing

Suddenly Seeing — What’s Been There

Good Evening, God This is a close-up of Pink Tacoma blossoms.  I’ve seen and enjoyed them for years. But, earlier this week I saw these trees on the eastern side of our valley.  I saw them for the first time!

Posted in awareness, beauty, Choosing to respond, Compassion, connecting, Curiosity, delight, learning, seeing

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