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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

Life Enhancements: Part Three

Good Morning, God! Now that I am back to swimming frequently, I drive by this fountain several times a week. And each time I get a visceral reaction! The LIGHT. The WATER. And Diamondhead in the background! I long to

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Posted in Being With, connecting, LOVE, Sharing, Story Tellers, the gift of persistent love, the joy of sharing, The power of Story

The Pitfalls of Being a Favorite

Good Morning, God! I was carrying books up from our guest room into another bookcase upstairs — when my eye lit of the book by Madeleine L’Engle, Sold Into Egypt. Immediately, it hit me, God, that Joseph was able to

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Posted in connecting, Definitions, developing helpful definitions of love, Helpful Hards, Life is hard., LOVE, The Flow of God's Love, the gift of persistent love

Tiptoeing Toward Self Care

Good Morning, God This weekend I put into practice an Idea that a dear friend offered. I commented on how much time I spend just “tidying” our home, “Why don’t you tidy 3 days a week and actually organize/clean 4

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Posted in A Spiritual Spring Cleaning, adjusting, Balancing and adjustments, clean and tidy, Cleanliness, connecting, Impermeable, LOVE, loving myself, Lovingkindness, the gift of persistent love, The World of our Senses

Blooming against all odds

Good Morning, God! I’ve been AWAY for a while. Away as in busy with my life — without really asking You in. Stress does that! Stress makes me feel it is all on my shoulders . . . and since

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Posted in blooming, connecting, hope, Hope as a gift from God, LOVE, the essential nature of hope, the gift of persistent love, water and love

A Gift of Love

Today — June 20, 2021 — is the fortieth anniversary of when our daughter Patty died.  That was June 20, 1981. Forty years? Really? How is that possible?  The gifts of love in all of this are countless. First, and I do

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Posted in connecting, daughters, Death, Grief, Life vs Death, loss, LOVE, Mothers, pain, Sorrows of the Deep

A Moving Image

Good Morning, God This image came with the comment that it was ironic that Pope Francis — named after this saint — was endorsing the “social distance” idea. That juxtaposition was a shock to me! Lepers? Covid 19 virus? Huh?

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Posted in A God given diversity, connecting, fears, finding hidden fears, LOVE, small hidden fears

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