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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

Give Sorrow Words . . .

Good Evening, God Grief, no matter how long unspoken, still longs to be shared. I am experiencing this first hand. Several months ago a dear friend, who had lost her beloved son, asked me to join a Monday’s Mommy’s Mourning

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Posted in being together in a compassionate presence, Compassion, compassion to care for myself, connecting, going THROUGH the sorrow, Grief, Regret -- acknowledging and releasing it, self care as self compassion and humility, self-compassion, Sorrows of the Deep

The Candle of Hope

Good Evening, God! Sigh . . . we Enneagram Sevens resist pain and sorrow so automatically that it took me the entire day to realize that I was sad and a little depressed. Fortunately, I have two amazing daughters —

Posted in going THROUGH the sorrow, Grief, hope, Hope as a gift from God, LOVE, Sorrows of the Deep, The daily details of love, the essential nature of hope, the gift of persistent love

A Change of Perspective

Good Evening, God Today my wonderful husband Kit and I walked up our valley and on the way down paused at the park.  I love turning the corner and looking down the valley — because THERE is the ocean!  I

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Posted in a prayer for healing, acknowledging my need for prayer, Apologies, Communication, confession, Grief, Prayer, Regret -- acknowledging and releasing it, relationships

Give sorrow words

Good Morning, God! In You we live and move and have our being . . . I try to BE in that place when Death comes for those I love. I’m beginning to understand the Irish tradition of a wake. Actually, I’m

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Posted in connecting, daughters, Death, Families, friends, going THROUGH the sorrow, Grief, loss, LOVE

Releasing Constrictions

Good Evening, God Is there anything more constricted than a grieving heart before it breaks open? I have been focused on the term “Constricted” for the last few weeks. It started with an awareness that I didn’t want anything “tight”

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Posted in Centering Prayer, compassion to care for myself, confession, connecting, Constrictions, courage to see myself, Energy, fears, Grief, inner paths of the heart, Our Extended Family - all creatures great and small

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

An Inner Sea

Good Evening, God! This photos of a mist covered lake in the Pyrenees was sent by dear friends as they hike in those mountains. I love this lake. It makes me think of my deep Inner Sea . . .

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Posted in adjusting, connecting, daughters, Flowers, friends, Grief, healing, pain, Sorrows of the Deep

FULL of Feelings

I’m sure glad YOU are in charge . . . except You are delegating to each one of us, aren’t You.

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Posted in both / and, breathing in Your Spirit, Caring, Compassion, connecting, gratitude, Grief, hope, Prayer

Dragons — Healing, Forgiving and more Healing

You, God, are our Creator! Please help us come to You for healing . . . for full Health!

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Posted in Anger, connecting, Expand my Heart, Forgiving, Grief, healing

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