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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

More on Self Care and Balance

Good Evening, God This illustration is from the book The Healer Within: Using Traditional Chinese Techniques to Release you Body’s Own Medicine, Movement, Massage, Meditation, Breathing.  The Chinese culture is still very strong on this.  I remember being out for

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Posted in Balance, being repotted, Being With, Centering Prayer, community, connecting, Prayer

Together in Centering Prayer

Good Evening, God What an incredible morning — our monthly Morning of Prayer! A gathering via Zoom of people from several islands — Oahu, Hawaii, Maui and Australia. (Anyone who wants more information can go to Contemplative Outreach of Hawaii

Posted in an invitation to abundant life, being together in a compassionate presence, Being With, Belonging to each other, blooming, Centering Prayer, connecting, Prayer, praying, the JOY of praying together

The Stories we tell ourselves

Good Evening, God! In the newspaper this morning I read an article about how, since 9/11, there has been a surge in companies offering to train police to be “warriors”. The article quotes from a 2015 Harvard Law Review article

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Posted in A God given diversity, a new view of Commons, Being With, connecting, Conversations, Empathy, systematic rebuilding required, Talking Together

You are Invited!

Good Evening, God! Well, I am now at the point of knowing that I NEED to do my Centering Prayer twice a day. I’m not up to 30 minutes, yet. But, I can feel the changes happening in me. I’m

Posted in Being ENJOYED by God, being together in a compassionate presence, Being With, Centering Prayer

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

Thoughts beyond Words

Good Evening, God! I’ve been listening to this book . . . slowly ( I’m now on Chapter Three) . . . as the ideas don’t fit easily or quickly into my head. . Thinking of You as a VERB instead

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Posted in Being With, Books, connecting, Stories

So great a Cloud of Witnesses

Good Evening, God! My wonderful husband Kit was driving us home from church this morning when I saw these lovely clouds and snapped a photo.  The photo had several lights show up in it.  No doubt reflections of some kind.

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Posted in Being With, Blessing, encourage and comfort, Expand my Heart, imagining, Light, Light shining through, Possibilities

Swimming with the little fish

Good Evening, God! This morning  I swam in the midst of a school of little fish and it was magical.  Hundreds and hundreds of fish in one school that wheeled and turned as one.  I turned with them. How could

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Posted in Being ENJOYED by God, Being With, Belonging to each other, Centering Prayer, connecting, gratitude, JOY, web of life

The Blessing of Being With

Good Day, God! A friend mentioned to me that she had heard Fr. Boyle interviewed and she came away with the idea that he wasn’t keen on prayer.  I pondered that. And it came to me that Father Boyle is

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Posted in Being With, Belonging to each other, connecting, Families, family, LOVE, the gift of persistent love

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