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The soft power of love and forgiveness

Good MORNING, God! Before church I got my best Easter message from a writer who normally deals in history and world events. He was talking about how the power of love and forgiveness has transformed the world and still has

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Posted in asking for and accepting forgiveness, being FORGIVEN by God, developing helpful definitions of love, Forgiven!, Forgiving, LOVE, opportunities to forgive myself, Peace, power and peace and gentleness, The Endless Flow of God's Love, the gift of persistent love

Abba, Forgive us . . .

Sigh, You forgive us — because You love us. And all you seem to ask is that we go and forgive others. Not those seeking forgiveness. Everyone! I remember reading how Fr. Rohr said that God loves God’s enemies. That

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Unfurl your sails — the Winds of Love are blowing

Good Evening, God This morning, early, as I was Centering, my Sacred Word* changed itself! I had started with “unfold” as in unfolding a blanket. Midway through, it became “Unfurl” as in unfurl your sails. And I felt as if

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Posted in Centering Prayer, connecting, Imagination, imagining, LOVE, The Endless Flow of God's Love, water and love

Imagination and Lent

Good Evening, God We just finished a Lenten meeting — focused on the Poetry of Lent. Tonight we focused on Wild Geese, a poem by Mary Oliver. We each shared lines that hhad caught our eye. This one caught mine:

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Posted in hope, Hope as a gift from God, Imagination, LOVE, Lovingkindness, Over come Evil with Good, power and peace and gentleness, The daily details of love, The Endless Flow of God's Love, the essential nature of hope, the gift of persistent love

Thy Will Be Done

Good Evening, God More and more I am becoming aware of how little I know. This is progress. Sigh, so much of my life has been lived in the realms of Certainty. THIS is RIGHT. THAT is WRONG. Oh, my

Posted in a prayer for healing, A Spiritual Spring Cleaning, Cleansing, Compassion, developing helpful definitions of love, healing, judging, Light, Light shining through, LOVE, Personal Responsibilty, self care as self compassion and humility, The daily details of love, the gift of persistent love, trust

On Becoming More Fully Human

Good Evening, God, This morning, I watched part of a Tweet called “Free Will Is Over” by Yuval Noah Harari. He said that humans are hackable. Alas, I fear he is right on that. Our minds are easily managed by

Posted in being together in a compassionate presence, Compassion, compassion to care for myself, connecting, Creating, creativity in loving service, developing helpful definitions of love, LOVE, New Creatures in Christ, Our Extended Family - all creatures great and small, self care as self compassion and humility, Super Complexity, The daily details of love, The Endless Flow of God's Love, the gift of persistent love

This Shadowed Planet

Good Morning, God, I recall the words of Madeleine L’Engle — referring to us as a Shadowed Planet. I didn’t begin to appreciate the truth of those words until the last year or so. I still do not claim to

Posted in a prayer for healing, Compassion, connecting, LOVE, Prayer, Praying for our enemies, The Flow of God's Love, the gift of persistent love

Stories for My Heart

Good Morning, God! I checked this book out of the library, read it, and then bought it. Next I got the Audible version so I could listen to it. This has been like water for my soul. I want to

Posted in developing helpful definitions of love, LOVE, respect, Soul, the gift of persistent love, water and love

Life Enhancements: Part Five

Communing with my Inner Self — the Last Frontier Good Morning, God It was just this morning — while taking part in a guided Welcoming Prayer — that I sort of heard my Second Brain speaking. She was rejoicing at

Posted in An Inner Entity, being together in a compassionate presence, Compassion, connecting, developing helpful definitions of love, LOVE, respect, Second Brain, self care as self compassion and humility, Self-Respect, the gift of persistent love, Welcoming Prayer

Life Enhancements: Part Four

Good Morning, God I used to joke about having ideas as fast as a popcorn popper . . . but it was several years into my friendship with Ann before I heard her describe herself as “an idea popper”. As

Posted in a hand up, a series of molts and upgrades, accepting my ability to REDESIGN, accepting my need for help, asking for help for myself, attitudes, connecting, decision making, developing helpful definitions of love, Idea Poppers, LOVE, The Slow Drift of Aging

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