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Continuing to Grow

Good Morning, God! My first walk in weeks! A persistent ear infection has left me VERY aware of my need to rebuild and recover. I know that moving . . . using the body . . . is part of

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Posted in a hand up, choosing HARD, connecting, growing toward up, Growth Opportunities, Helpful Hards, Persistence, Personal Responsibilty, Perspective, the Growth Mindset

An Invitation to Grow

Good Day, God! and Hello to Peter Shankman — photo right For years I have been aware that I am not a very good manager of myself. That “problem” is part of what made working so enjoyable! I had limits

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Posted in Expand my Heart, experimentation, Flourishing, growing toward up, Growth Opportunities, interactions, Motivation, Queen of my Life, responsibility, Rethinking, role models

Designed to Bloom

Good Day, God! I just reread Jimmy Carter’s essay on why he left the Souther Baptist Church over its theological position on the inequality of women. Wow, God! I am still totally amazed at how much evil is done in Your Name! Mostly,

Posted in a prayer for healing, Changing, changing who I want to become, connecting, Equality, freedom, growing toward up, Growth Opportunities, LOVE, The difficulty of changing, The Flow of God's Love, web of life

The Open Doors of 2015

Dr. Dweck stresses the importance of Hard Work in mastery as opposed to resting on Fixed Intelligence. I loved the IDEA of Hard Work. I just haven’t applied it to my every day life.

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Posted in Books, Growth Opportunities, Hard Work, Help me to see, Possibilities, responsibility

A Thermal Image of Myself?

I really want to take care of myself. But I feel as if I was absent when “they” taught Emotional Hygiene. Sigh, does anyone teach that? You say it is mentioned in the Bible — You call it speaking the Truth in Love. Hm. I just never thought about speaking the truth in love to myself! That sounds so obvious.

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Posted in being heard into speaking, compassion to care for myself, connecting, courage to see myself, Growth Opportunities, hearing myself, Helpful Hards, responsibility

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!

Hidden Doorways — Waiting . . .

In a way, God, we all live in “Gated Communities” where we live lives voluntarily constrained and limited. If we were contained by the Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule that might be one thing. But, as for me, I seem to be constrained mostly by low expectations — I like to call it sloth — but, it’s more that I lack vision as to what LIFE can be.

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Posted in Abundant Life, Art, Becoming FRESH from God's Hand, connecting, Growth Opportunities

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