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Compassion for My Human Condition

Good Evening God, Having my false self stripped away . . . layer by layer . . . has given me a semi joyful acceptance of my True Self. I am thankful to be me — but I am aware

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Posted in a hand up, Abundant Life, accepting my need for help, acknowledging my need for prayer, Centering Prayer, Cherishing our Bodies, comfort, Compassion, compassion to care for myself, complexity, connecting, Energy, Forgiven!, Forgiving, God wants to nourishes us, gratitude, growing toward up, Help me to see, Humility or Needing Help!, layer upon layer, letting the Holy Spirit flow through us, LOVE

A FULL day . . .A HAPPY day

Good Evening, God! I really wasn’t sure if I would make it through yesterday! Wednesday is my busy day . . . and I had added THREE extra events into it. And each event was at least 2 hours long.

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Posted in appreciation, beauty, gratitude, time, web of life

Being Stretched – Being Thankful

Good Evening, God! I have so very much to be thankful for, God!  My amazing husband . . . our darling daughters . . . our growing grandsons.  Our family and our dear friends.  The people we interact with .

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Posted in a matter of scale, a series of molts and upgrades, Abundant Life, acknowledging another's existence, gratitude, Growth Opportunities, LOVE

Enchanted by a large school of small fish

Good Evening, God! How amazing are Your Creatures!  This morning I got back in the water to do my exercises. As I swim along I mostly stare at the sand and odd bits of coral.  I was in a relaxed

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Posted in appreciation, beauty, delight, Enchantment, gratitude

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

pausing to pray

Good Day, God! This morning I read — from a handout our pastor gave us — this poem by Mary Oliver. It makes PRAYER so simple. And I feel that is exactly how You want it to be. SIMPLE! So

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Posted in Awe, connecting, gratitude, Prayer, praying, taking time to focus

Stuck in What We Know

Good Evening, God! It was LOVE/LUST at first sight with the iPhone. I wanted it. In fact, I wanted my Life to be just like the face of the iPhone — full of things clearly named and easily accessible. At

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Posted in connecting, Energy, gratitude, growing toward up, learning, taking time to focus

All Is Well With My Soul

Good Evening, God! I’m toward the end of my Second Instructional Illness — I hope. It was several months ago when I “heard” You say, “You can stay home on Tuesdays and Fridays or you can have a series of

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Posted in Abundant Life, accepting my ability to REDESIGN, accepting my authority to set limits, accepting my need for help, connecting, gratitude, health, Lessons, LOVE, The Flow of God's Love, Wellness

Healing Grief

Good Evening, God! Give sorrow words . . . Shakespeare said that centuries ago. But, God, we don’t. As for me, I didn’t know how. So I pushed it down . . . focused on all the Good Stuff .

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Posted in connecting, gratitude, Grief, healing, Hearts, respect, Self-Respect, Sorrows of the Deep

500,000 Hours coming up

Good Evening, God! This photo was taken as my wonderful husband Kit and I celebrated our 57th wedding anniversary. A night to treasure! I thought that would be it for anniversary celebrations . . . until next year. Well, not necessarily. We

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Posted in appreciation, connecting, gratitude, thankfulness, time

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