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A New Thing

Good Evening, God Sunrise does seem to lend itself to Newness. And I am in deep need of Newness. The phrase came from our church’s Stewardship campaign. We are using the verse from Isaiah 43:18-19:“Do not remember the former things,Or

Posted in a prayer for healing, connecting, developing helpful definitions of love, Forgiving, LOVE, opportunities to forgive myself, Prayer, praying, Praying for our enemies, The daily details of love

Judge NOT. . .part one

Good Morning, God Judge not, that you be not judged. Matthew 7:1 ESV I woke up this morning, with these words in my heart. And I prayed for the courage to share them. Why? Because, just in sharing them I

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Posted in a matter of scale, a prayer for healing, Anger, being together in a compassionate presence, Compassion, complexity, connecting, hate, living by every word that comes from God, Prayer, praying, Praying for our enemies, self care as self compassion and humility

Smite us with Your Radiant Love!

Smite us with Your Radiant Love! I’m laughing at my poor dear selfWho is no longer allowed to ASKYou to smite my enemies Nope!  Now I see they have beenTempted in ways I have not…. We are all so easily tempted

Posted in a prayer for healing, A Spiritual Spring Cleaning, being FORGIVEN by God, Blessing, connecting, Forgiven!, Forgiving, LOVE, opportunities to forgive myself, praying, Praying for our enemies, the gift of persistent love

Miracles of transformation

A Passion Flower . . . which with pollination may become a passion fruit Good Evening, God What a delight to find this bright purple blossom hiding in the midst of another species of shrub.  I see these unplanned plants

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

Rejoicing While Weeping

Good Evening, God! Oh Lord, God! I am weeping . . . 11 people gunned down in a synagogue in Pittsburgh . . . at prayer.  Not that long ago it was African-Americans killed in a Christian church . .

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Posted in Blessing, connecting, LOVE, Prayer, praying, Praying for our enemies, rejoicing, Sharing, The daily details of love, The Flow of God's Love, Weeping

Being Kind . . . Being Respectful

Good Day, God! I’ve been pondering — and actually working on doing — what You command. Love your enemies — pray for those who persecute you. Now, thanks be, no one is persecuting me. But, they seem to be willing

Posted in Being a Blessing, Blessing, connecting, kindness, listening, LOVE, opposable virtues, praying, Praying for our enemies, respect

Noticing and Appreciating

Good Evening, God! Imagine my DELIGHT when I saw the autograph tree in the Kokua Market parking lot with 4 or 5 blooms on it. I think this makes the third or possibly the fourth time I have caught this

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Posted in a prayer for healing, appreciation, connecting, Prayer, praying, Praying for our enemies, Sharing, the joy of sharing

The Importance of Prayer

“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.”

Posted in a prayer for healing, accepting my need for help, asking for help for myself, connecting, Heal Us Now, healing, Help me to see, Prayer, praying, Praying for our enemies

Our Inner Hearts

Good Morning, God Last week on a walk/jog up my valley I looked into the heart of a hibiscus. I thought about how You look into our hearts.  This flower lasts for only a day. And I suppose, God, that our human life

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Posted in awareness, connecting, Humility or Needing Help!, Prayer, Praying for our enemies, respect

Plumerias in Winter

Good Evening, God It is winter here in Hawaii . . . it is 75 right now and cloudy. This week the highs will be between 79 and 81 and the lows may hit 68! Hardly winter anywhere else .

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Posted in a prayer for healing, connecting, growing toward up, healing, Peace, Prayer, Praying for our enemies

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