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The Joy of Sharing

Good Evening, God Sometimes I get inundated by the Larger Picture. And, yes, we do not wrestle with flesh and blood but with Principalities and Powers and darkness in high places. Sigh. But, just this morning, I sent a friend

Posted in appreciation, beauty, JOY, Sharing, simple joys of daily life, the joy of sharing

The little things

Good Evening, God This little water lily lives in a small pot on the porch of my neighbor next door.  She was up and smiling yesterday.  And she brought me much joy.  My brother lives in Grass Valley on 20

Posted in beauty, connecting, gratitude, JOY, Peace, simple joys of daily life, the joy of sharing, Trusting God

Sharing the Playground

Good Evening, God Just yesterday — on our morning walk up the hill — I saw a man doing exercises on the playground apparatus.  At first I just sort of peeked at him.  Then I congratulated him on his thinking

Posted in a new view of Commons, Abundant Life, an invitation to abundant life, connecting, Creating, creativity in loving service, Enjoyment, exercising, JOY, Planning, Play, simple joys of daily life, small meaningful moments, the joy of sharing

A Walk Through Time

Good Evening, God This image was from the Deep Time Walk people. That is an app for iPhone or iPad — and I have downloaded it. I chose not to actually walk . . . not during my wonderful husband

Posted in Changing, connecting, Creating, creativity in loving service, Enjoyment, God's Time, growing toward up, JOY, Laughing, Laughter, slow incremental change, the joy of sharing, time, Unnoticed Changes

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

Unexpected Delights

Good Morning, God! And how good it is to begin my day with You…. Coming back from our morning walk I caught another glimpse of this beautiful green gecko on the bright red heliconia. Hmm. I see that this gecko

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Posted in Awe, beauty, clapping our hands in joy, JOY, simple joys of daily life, the joy of sharing

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

The Joy of Beauty

Good Evening, God! Thank You!  Thank You for so much beauty! This is a hibiscus belonging to my spiritual director.  I think she was puzzled as to why I was taking its photo.  She sees theses every day.  Hibiscus are

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Posted in beauty, blooming, Enthusiasm, Faith, JOY

Swimming with the little fish

Good Evening, God! This morning  I swam in the midst of a school of little fish and it was magical.  Hundreds and hundreds of fish in one school that wheeled and turned as one.  I turned with them. How could

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Posted in Being ENJOYED by God, Being With, Belonging to each other, Centering Prayer, connecting, gratitude, JOY, web of life

Structure

Good Evening, God! I was leaving my spiritual director’s home when I spotted these marvelous burst of lines. The lovely blue flowers were long gone.  But, I found the structure of each former flower delightful.  In fact, I saw them

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Posted in connecting, Creating, creativity in loving service, JOY, simple joys of daily life, supportive organizational structures

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