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A Diversity of Palms and People — The Gift of Daughters

Good Morning, God! Thank You for all the different kinds of palms — and all the different kinds of people! There are a LOT of good people in the world, God! Please help us take off the blinders that keep

Posted in Communication, complexity, Conversations, daughters, Hearing, hearing myself, Hearts

I’m still in the January of New Beginnings

Good Morning, God! Yesterday, while I was busy with this and that and playing games with my Mom, Kit was hosting his Punahou classmate, Ron Brunk by driving up to the Pali and back via Waimanalo and Makapuu and Hanauma

Posted in Changing, Choosing Meaning, connections, Conversations, Help me to see, humility, Humility or Needing Help!

Christmas is Coming — Joy is Here

Good Morning, God! The rain held off last night and we had a lovely “family dinner” up at the OCC. It was really a Stanford Club function, but we — plus Kit’s brother, RC, and Larie and Martha Lee —

Posted in connections, Conversations, family visits, gratitude, thankfulness

FLYING OFF — with a Full Moon — to be with Family and Friends

Good Evening, God! Tomorrow I fly off to Grandson Sit and be with Daughters and then classmates at my 50th Stanford Reunion. It is a BIG DEAL for me to leave my Mom for six whole weeks! But she has

Posted in a series of molts and upgrades, being repotted, Choosing to respond, connecting, connections, Conversations, friends, listening, living within limits

A Full Day, A Full Heart

Good Morning, God! The first time I set foot on the Koolau property I said, “We are in the Palm of God’s Hand!” That is still what it feels like, God. I know You love and bless the entire world

Posted in connecting, connections, Conversations, healing, Help me to see, Redesigning the Church, rejoicing, relationships

Portofino and People and Being Present

Good Day or Good Evening, God! After flying overnight from Honolulu to Orlando I’m not sure just what time it is.  Well, it is 11 pm in Florida. It’s my body time I’m not sure about! Traveling to be with

Posted in Centering Prayer, connections, Conversations, inner paths of the heart, intentional and invited sacred space

Choosing the Best, Choosing Conversations

Good Morning, God! I love doors — openings into new worlds, new experiences — in this case, perhaps new tastes. They are so symbolic of coming and going. I never know what makes me think that I can actually get

Posted in Being ENJOYED by God, being heard into speaking, being together in a compassionate presence, connecting, connections, Conversations, hearing myself, hugs, listening, Prayer, relationships

Breakfast Conversations and Cosseting – an Old Verb returns

Good Morning God! First a THANK YOU for yesterday — a day in which I heard myself recommending that a friend “cosset” herself — and ended up feeling You had cosseted me. Cosset — to pamper and care tenderly for

Posted in acknowledging another's existence, being heard into speaking, being together in a compassionate presence, Conversations, friends, intentional and invited sacred space, letting the Holy Spirit flow through us, listening

Let all of us – as trees – clap our hands and sing

Good Morning God,  It’s the intertwining branches that I love in this photo.  They make me think of all the people in our lives – family and friends — and how we intertwine. I love trees.  In California I loved

Posted in being planted, clapping our hands in joy, connecting, connections, Conversations, Uncategorized, water and love

Conversation as Prayer

Sometimes conversations ARE prayers.  This was one of them.  Praying alone is good, but praying with others seems richer and keeps me more honest.  Also, praying with another person slows me down so my thoughts don’t twist and snarl so

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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