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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

Getting Combobulated

Good Evening, God I was joking with a friend this morning about getting combobulated. I really didn’t think it was a “word” but here is the definition:To put together in a somewhat mysterious manner. To bring something out of a

Posted in a hand up, being repotted, being together in a compassionate presence, Centering Prayer, connecting, Faith, hope, Hope as a gift from God, LOVE, Prayer, The daily details of love, the essential nature of hope, web of life

A FUN idea

Good Morning, God! I’ve been STUCK because I have TOO MUCH wanting to get out and be shared. WAY too much for my little mind and heart to put into words. So, I’m going for SMALL. WE MATTER TO YOU!

Posted in asking for and accepting forgiveness, being FORGIVEN by God, Blessing, connecting, Faith, Forgiven!, Forgiving, hope, Hope as a gift from God, kindness, LOVE, renewing, The daily details of love, the essential nature of hope

Historical Perspective on Pandemics

Good Day, God I’ve stumbled upon a fascinating site: The Visual Capitalist. This map of pandemics was eye opening! Let me start with the first one — the Bubonic plagues of 1347 -1351. Two hundred million people died. But, to

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Posted in a prayer for healing, complexity, connecting, Expand my Heart, hope, Hope as a gift from God, Perspective, perspectives

Praising God . . . a few of the benefits

Good Morning, God! To praise you for an amazing sunrise? That’s almost automatic! But, to seriously consider praising You for ALL things . . . PROBLEMS even? Sigh, that is best begun with very small steps. But, after chatting with

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Posted in connecting, generating options, hope, Hope as a gift from God, LOVE, Options, Praise, Stress, the essential nature of hope, the gift of persistent love, The sacrifice of praise

Thoughts about Choices

Good Evening, God The planets and moon are predictable . . . their paths known. Not so we humans who have been given the power to make choices. I hadn’t thought about this as a key part of being human

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Posted in choices, choosing HARD, Choosing Meaning, Choosing to respond, Climate Crisis, connecting, gusts of hopelessness, hope, Hope as a gift from God, Meaning, small meaningful moments, the essential nature of hope

The Power of One

Good Evening, God! I’ve been thinking of just what I can do to lower my contributions to Global Warming. My wonderful husband Kit challenged me to Make a List! Then as I was centering the other night — a Brand

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Posted in Anger, authority over my life, Blessing, changing who I want to become, climate changes, connecting, Faith, hope, Hope as a gift from God, slow incremental change, The difficulty of changing

Dick Tracy and Me

we need to imagine together before we can work together

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Posted in Creating, hope, Hope as a gift from God, imagining

Opening to the filling and emptying of the Holy Spirit

Good Evening, God! After two years traveling — when the Hawaiian Islands Ministries Conference was on — we are now home — and able to go to it. Not that we were traveling for two years straight! Although it felt

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Posted in asking for help for myself, Centering Prayer, connecting, healing, health, Holy Spirit, hope, Hope as a gift from God, letting the Holy Spirit flow through us, LOVE, Praise, Prayer, rejoicing, The Flow of God's Love, wisdom

What if Health were this simple?

Good Morning, God! 9 cups of veggies a day? Really? Dr. Terry Wahls used food to heal herself and is using it to help heal others from chronic diseases. I am reading her book: The Walhs Protocol. Let me see

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Posted in Books, connecting, developing helpful definitions of love, Eating for health, hope, Hope as a gift from God, The daily details of love, the essential nature of hope

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