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Small Delights amidst major upheavals

Good Day, God! My mental maps have been buffeted over the last few months and then yesterday we got the video from our senior pastor that he was resigning due to burn out. Sigh. . . But, talking . .

Posted in adjusting, Art, beauty, connecting, Expand my Heart, Hearing, hearing myself, JOY, listening, simple joys of daily life

God’s Treasures

Good Evening, God! I went to a marvelous workshop this weekend.  It was on Prophecy. . . on hearing You — believing that You are still speaking.  And our presenter, Wayne Drain, actually had us “pray and listen” and then

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Posted in encourage and comfort, Expand my Heart, experimentation, Faith, Hearing, Prophecy: a Supernatural Gift of Encouragement, Prophetic Voices, responding to "nudges", responding to God's Spirit

Jesus Don’t Like UGLY

It is coming to me, God, that hearing with respect is a pretty good definition of love.

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Posted in hate, Hearing, judging, listening, LOVE, respect

Hope . . . Give us HOPE

Good Morning, God! So, our Great  Political Tug of War is officially over. Thank You for making it CLEAR to me that I was to accept the result — trusting in You and Your Grace and Love. Of course, You

Posted in a prayer for healing, Caring, connecting, healing, Hearing, hope, Hope as a gift from God

New Every Morning

Good Morning, God! It’s winter here in Honolulu. I wore a jacket this morning. But the main change in Winter is the Darkness. Starting a walk in the dark is special. The planets are showing. The birds are waking up.

Posted in being together in a compassionate presence, compassion to care for myself, connecting, Feeling our feelings, Hearing, hearing myself, LOVE, loving myself, self care as self compassion and humility

My World, Our World, One Boat

This is Our World, God. We have to live on it together. Pulling together . . . pulling in the same direction. In the book, The Boys in the Boat, an old boat maker tells one of the crew, “If there is someone in your boat that you don’t like, LEARN TO LIKE HIM.”

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Posted in Apologies, Forgiving, Hearing, Understanding, web of life

The Gift of Being Heard

Good Day, God! OK. Let me start by admitting — I love to fix things . . . and solve problems. I used to think of it as Being Helpful. Of course, I did notice, every now and then, that

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Posted in Books, Hearing, listening, respect, Rethinking

What Musical Instrument am I?

Sigh. How easy it is to forget that Love is both the Beginning and the End of everything.

Posted in a prayer for healing, Compassion, compassion to care for myself, confession, Hearing, Music

Yellow Trees and me

I can almost hear the Yellow Trees calling me — Come Near! Take off your shoes. This is Holy Ground. I AM here!

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Posted in appreciation, beauty, blooming, Hearing

Stopping to Admire — Talking all the while

Sharing, speaking our hearts, being heard, and hearing. I imagine those to be the very breath of our emotional being.

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Posted in health, Hearing, Hearts, Prayer

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