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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

Keeping on — Keeping on Growing

Please, God, keep on helping me! PLEASE take my “Mother Heart” and give her Humility! Help me entrust my Heart — and the Loved Ones in my Heart to YOU.

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Posted in accepting my need for help, becoming the change I wish to see, being a Slow Learner, Belonging to each other, connecting, Families, family visits, Hearts, Helpful Hards

The gift of the right word

As it happens, Bullies are close to the top of my “despise” list. So, I guess, I should have suspected I was harboring a Bullying Spirit down in my Shadow Self.

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Posted in connecting, family visits, Heal Us Now, hearing myself, Helpful Hards, humility, Repentance

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

The Dimensions of Music — and Purposes of Bravery

Good Morning, God! Kit and I were in this church last night to hear the first rehearsal of Patty’s Poems — from her book, Mango Days — set to music.  We’d seen the score, God. But we had not HEARD it.

Posted in being together in a compassionate presence, Belonging to each other, Grief, Hearing, Helpful Hards, Sorrows of the Deep

Looking Back — Looking Forward — Looking Inward

Good Morning, God! I spent yesterday tidying up for Arcadia. Slowing listing what I do and how else it can be done. Actually, now that I am starting retirement I am wondering WHY didn’t I do this earlier? But, I

Posted in Centering Prayer, Changing, choices, freedom, Helpful Hards

Thankfulness and Two Birthday Wishes

Good Morning, God! Wheee! Today is my birthday and I am SO THANKFUL! I am blessed — and I know it. And I would count the ways, God, but then I would be sitting here all day! I’m thankful that

Posted in gratitude, Growth Opportunities, healing, health, Helpful Hards, Prayer, thankfulness

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