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The interactions of Layers upon Layers

Good Evening, God! I’ve been running over the various times in which the experts have ridiculed the ideas that threatened their world view — indeed, threatened their sense of self — their psychic safety. Florence Nightingale said that the doctors

Posted in being wrong, Certainty, Changing, choices, complexity, connecting, humility, Humility or Needing Help!, paradigm shifts

The Power to Choose

Good Morning, God! On Sunday, I was going into Kokua Market when I was stopped by this glorious pile of dead blossoms. I LOVE these colors! In fact, I love COLOR. So, I took a photo. The young man that

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Posted in accepting my need for help, asking for help for myself, choices, choosing HARD, Choosing Meaning, Choosing to respond, connecting, Help me to see, Helpful Hards, hope, Hope as a gift from God, Humility or Needing Help!, the essential nature of hope

Life Enhancements: Part Two

Good Morning, God! I have been reorganizing our home and mostly enjoying it. Our daughter, Sandy, is coming with her husband Dave. This time I want them to have an upgraded guest room! So, the old closet doors that did

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Posted in accepting my need for help, asking for help for myself, connecting, Humility or Needing Help!, Pride, reality, the cold snow of reality

Embracing Reality

Good Evening, God There are layers upon layers of Reality.  Almost all of them beyond my ability to perceive — or comprehend.  But, somehow that feels like what we are called to do.  I marvel at what we as a

Posted in beauty, connecting, Creating, creativity in loving service, humility, Humility or Needing Help!, reality, self care as self compassion and humility, Sharing, the cold snow of reality, the joy of sharing

Free Webinar on Mental Health from HIM July 23-25

FREE WEBINAR WILL ADDRESS MENTAL HEALTH DURING COVID Hawaiian Islands Ministries’ Mental Health webinar, July 23, 24, and 25, will offer help for the continuing emotional and mental impact of COVID-19 on our families and community. The 3-day webinar will

Posted in accepting my need for help, asking for help for myself, healing, health, Help me to see, Humility or Needing Help!

Humus, Humility and Earthworms

Good Day, God! A quote from Carl Jung: “In my case Pilgrim’s Progress consisted in my having to climb down a thousand ladders until I could reach out my hand to the little clod of earth that I am.” I

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Posted in connecting, developing helpful definitions of love, humility, Humility or Needing Help!, self care as self compassion and humility, the Growth Mindset

Compassion for My Human Condition

Good Evening God, Having my false self stripped away . . . layer by layer . . . has given me a semi joyful acceptance of my True Self. I am thankful to be me — but I am aware

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Posted in a hand up, Abundant Life, accepting my need for help, acknowledging my need for prayer, Centering Prayer, Cherishing our Bodies, comfort, Compassion, compassion to care for myself, complexity, connecting, Energy, Forgiven!, Forgiving, God wants to nourishes us, gratitude, growing toward up, Help me to see, Humility or Needing Help!, layer upon layer, letting the Holy Spirit flow through us, LOVE

The JOY of Encouraging

Good Morning, God! No one needs to encourage a flower to bloom. But, we humans seem to have a harder time “blooming”. Perhaps that is why being an Encourager is considered as one of the spiritual gifts. This Wednesday I

Posted in being a beginner, blooming, Creating, Humility or Needing Help!, JOY, Spiritual Gifts, Starter

Humility and Hope

Good Evening, God! The scripture verse for today was from Proverbs 22:4 NIV “Humility is the fear of the Lord; its wages are riches and honor and life.” Oh Boy did I get plunged into humility today as I worked

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Posted in connecting, humility, Humility or Needing Help!, organized, self care as self compassion and humility, supportive organizational structures

Plumerias and Asking for Help

Good Day, God! This is the week of Kit’s 65 Punahou Reunion and we were all given yellow plumeria leis at the Kapuna Luncheon. For years we all MADE leis. And they were mostly plumeria.  I think, God, I still

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Posted in accepting my need for help, asking for help for myself, connecting, daughters, Humility or Needing Help!, Pride, Self Care, self care as self compassion and humility, Self sufficiency

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