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Thoughts on Shifting Time and Learning Names

This morning, my grandson Ian and I left for school 5 minutes earlier than we usually do. And mid-way through the drive I thought — gosh, this is so much more relaxing! Just five minutes early made everything better. Please help me, God, shift my time back 5 minutes!

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Posted in authority over my life, busy, busy as an attack strategy, connecting, recovery time, relaxation, rest

Sitting (right now) off the beaten path

I am now beginning to understand viscerally what Dr. Arch Hart said about how “BUSY builds a WALL around our brain’s Pleasure Center.”

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Posted in Balancing and adjustments, busy, busy as an attack strategy, compassion to care for myself, humility

Words about Wonder from the Poet Denise Levertov

Good Morning, God! Denise Levertov said it so well, God, in her poem Primary Wonder: “Days pass when I forget the mystery. Problems insoluble and problems offering their own ignored solutions jostle for my attention, they crowd its antechamber along

Posted in acknowledging my need for prayer, appreciation, attunement, beauty, busy as an attack strategy, Meaning, mindfulness

So Great a Cloud of Witnesses

Good Morning God, Today is Labor Day — a day of rest — and yes, I confess I WAS going to drive in and work. How easy it is to get addicted to useful. A friend sent me a prayer,

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Posted in being together in a compassionate presence, breathing in Your Spirit, busy as an attack strategy, compassion to care for myself, confession, courage to see myself

Transitions, being Grumpy and You, God

Ah God, Transitions are tricky — difficult. And preparing to do something really DIFFICULT — like running a marathon is particularly challenging. Kit is running one in 11 days. We leave in just 6 days. And, I have noticed in

Posted in being a Slow Learner, busy, busy as an attack strategy, Centering Prayer, compassion to care for myself, Grumpy as a reminder, Humility or Needing Help!, lap time, learning, relationships, Transitions

The Berlin Wall and My Brain’s Pleasure Center

Thank YOU, God, for a truly remarkable season of PRAYER as part of the HIM 2010 Conference Prayer Team! And now, this morning I am entering into a Day of Rest. Protected by You, God, from BUSY. At lunch yesterday

Posted in A weekly day of rest, an invitation to abundant life, appreciation, busy, busy as an attack strategy, sabbath rest

The busy little pigeon — and me

Ah, Mornings!  This is a photo from yesterday morning when I was breakfasting and talking and then PRAYING with a dear friend. You know, God, we are ALL in need of prayer.  But, every once in a while we KNOW

Posted in a hand up, accepting my need for help, asking for help for myself, busy, busy as an attack strategy, choosing HARD, Life isn't supposed to be easy.

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Brené Brown

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Rachel Naomi Remen

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A Moment with God

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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