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A Joyful Event

Queen Elizabeth II knighting Captain Tom Moore for his significant fundraising for NHS Good Evening, God I had read about how Captain Tom Moore had pledged to walk 100 laps of his backyard before his 100th birthday — in order

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Posted in a matter of scale, acknowledging another's existence, Affirmations, appreciation, Awe, Being a Blessing, Belonging to each other, Blessing, Choosing Meaning, Choosing to respond, connecting, Giving, growing toward up, Growth Opportunities

Thoughts about Choices

Good Evening, God The planets and moon are predictable . . . their paths known. Not so we humans who have been given the power to make choices. I hadn’t thought about this as a key part of being human

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Posted in choices, choosing HARD, Choosing Meaning, Choosing to respond, Climate Crisis, connecting, gusts of hopelessness, hope, Hope as a gift from God, Meaning, small meaningful moments, the essential nature of hope

A Reminder from the Pope

Good  Morning, God! I am not doing enough . . . or much . . . for refugees! This massively avoidable fact was brought home by the morning paper doing a piece on Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation titled “Rejoice and

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Posted in Caring, choices, Choosing Meaning, Choosing to respond, connecting, delight, LOVE, rejoicing, The daily details of love

Learning from Regret

A KEY QUESTION  (a meditation after Centering) If I could do it over again . . . What would I do? This question is key to Learning From Regret Was there a point at which I could have Turned? To

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Posted in a hand up, a prayer for healing, being a Slow Learner, Centering Prayer, Changing, Choosing Meaning, Choosing to respond, connecting, Possibilities, Regret -- acknowledging and releasing it, Repentance, responding to "nudges", responding to God's Spirit, Rethinking

A Brand New Year

  Happy New Year, God! First, Thank You for the year past . . . a year in which I actually took some growth steps! Who knew how incredibly scary it was to violate family taboos and actually Speak the

Posted in a New Year, A Spiritual Spring Cleaning, awareness, Changing, choices, choosing HARD, Choosing Meaning, Choosing to respond, courage, fears, Filling up my suitcase and my days, God wants to nourishes us, God's Attention, God's Time, growing toward up

Learning to Sit in God’s Love

Good Evening, God! My Spiritual Director suggested I sit focusing on Your Love . . . focusing on being surrounded and embraced by Your Love. You would think that would be easy . . . I thought so . .

Posted in Centering Prayer, Choosing Meaning, connecting, intentional and invited sacred space

Choosing LIFE

I guess, God, what I am calling the Big Questions are the ones that lead to Vision. A vision of what Life can be. A vision of what we are Called to be.

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Posted in Books, choices, Choosing Meaning, Choosing to respond, connecting, respect

My Husband, the Role Model

We ALL need good role models, God! We need people we can admire and learn from. Ah, but that takes being ready. I am just beginning to learn the essential nature of daily floor exercises from my friends. I’m ashamed of being so SLOW!.

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Posted in changing who I want to become, choosing HARD, Choosing Meaning, confession, connecting, Families, family visits, generating options, Growth Opportunities, Humility or Needing Help!

Light on Water and Upgrades

My complaint is basically that we are a Beta Species. Surely Upgrades are coming? Meanwhile, You point out that our Hardware is adequate but our Software really needs upgrading.

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Posted in Choosing Meaning, clear waterways, connecting, connections, Conversations, Feeling our feelings, Fruit of the Spirit

A Word of Comfort for My Mom — and for Me

When Patty was ill she had said she wasn’t afraid of being dead — it was dying that worried her.

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Posted in being repotted, Caring, Choosing Meaning, daughters

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