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The JOY of Serendipity

Good Day, God! I love stumbling across an unknown time and place! And that happened this afternoon — when I intended to organize my office — but opened the current issue (July/August 2021) of Archaeology instead. The place was all

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Posted in awareness, connecting, Curiosity, Discovery, JOY, seeing, stopping to see

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

If I fly away with the wings of the dawn

Good Day, God A dear friend calls me V . . . as in short for the Velveteen Rabbit. And I finally read that book the other day. I should think that IS the way we become — if not

Posted in connecting

Blooming against all odds

Good Morning, God! I’ve been AWAY for a while. Away as in busy with my life — without really asking You in. Stress does that! Stress makes me feel it is all on my shoulders . . . and since

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Posted in blooming, connecting, hope, Hope as a gift from God, LOVE, the essential nature of hope, the gift of persistent love, water and love

A Gift of Love

Today — June 20, 2021 — is the fortieth anniversary of when our daughter Patty died.  That was June 20, 1981. Forty years? Really? How is that possible?  The gifts of love in all of this are countless. First, and I do

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Posted in connecting, daughters, Death, Grief, Life vs Death, loss, LOVE, Mothers, pain, Sorrows of the Deep

A Moving Image Part II

Good Evening, God I didn’t want to come and work on this. My overwhelming inability to describe a Different World View depressed me. I mean, it is hard enough to write about significant differences of opinion. But, an opposite Word

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Posted in connecting, Eating for health, fears, health, web of life

A Moving Image

Good Morning, God This image came with the comment that it was ironic that Pope Francis — named after this saint — was endorsing the “social distance” idea. That juxtaposition was a shock to me! Lepers? Covid 19 virus? Huh?

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Posted in A God given diversity, connecting, fears, finding hidden fears, LOVE, small hidden fears

The Health of the Land

He aliʻi ka āina, he kauwā wale ke kanaka When you see to the life of the land,you are ensuring the life of the people. Good Day, God OH MY! PLEASE GOD, HELP US TO SEE TO THE LIFE OF

Posted in a prayer for healing, Abundant Life, adjusting, an invitation to abundant life, connecting, Guardians and Protectors, Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone, health, helping farmers, hope, Life vs Death, Regenerative Farming, the essential nature of hope

Life vs Death

Good Night, God! Yesterday I read that one teaspoon of healthy soil contains one billion bacteria with 20,000 to 30,000 different species. This is in the book Teaming with Microbes: The Organic Gardener’s Guide to the Soil Food Web. The

Posted in A God given diversity, a matter of scale, an invitation to abundant life, connecting, gusts of hopelessness, hope, Hope as a gift from God, interactions, Life vs Death, regenerative agriculture, setting my life in context, the essential nature of hope, web of life

The Power of Touch and Hugs

Good Morning, God I stumbled on this story yesterday and I just wanted to share it. Two twin girls born early were put into incubators. The twin on the right did well. But, her sister did not. Complication with breathing,

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Posted in Being a Blessing, Being Together, Being With, connecting, fears, healing, health, 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