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My Involuntary Sabbath

Good Evening, God, I saw this on my morning walk with my wonderful husband. And as I took the photo I thought about how good it is to focus on SMALL. Small beauties. Small joys. Small interactions. Now that my

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Posted in a new view of Commons, Caring, caring for the stranger in our midst, caring for the widows and orphans, Growth Opportunities, Sabbath as PLAY, sabbath dreaming, sabbath rest, the Growth Mindset

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

Growing toward UP

Good Day, God! After no blogs for months . . . I am feeling the need to sit mindfully in Your Presence. Our daughter, Suzanne, shared with me that when she was in high school she had a period where

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Posted in Balancing and adjustments, connecting, discipline, exercising, growing toward up, Growth Opportunities, the Growth Mindset

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

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