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A Call to Pray

Good Evening, God I was stopped by a thought while going upstairs to pray. First, I must send out a CALL TO PRAY! And encourage others to share this CALL TO PRAY. Why my sense of urgency? Perhaps it started

Posted in Centering Prayer, connecting, Prayer, praying, Praying for our enemies, Praying together extemporaneously, the JOY of praying together

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

A World Wide Invitation to a Morning of Centering Prayer in Honolulu

Good Evening, God This is what I have been working on . . . creating screens is a joy . . . but not truly challenging.  But, now I am trying to condense a beautiful Welcoming Prayer so that it

Posted in acknowledging my need for prayer, Centering Prayer, connecting, Prayer, praying, the JOY of praying together, the Light of the World, web of life

Together in Centering Prayer

Good Evening, God What an incredible morning — our monthly Morning of Prayer! A gathering via Zoom of people from several islands — Oahu, Hawaii, Maui and Australia. (Anyone who wants more information can go to Contemplative Outreach of Hawaii

Posted in an invitation to abundant life, being together in a compassionate presence, Being With, Belonging to each other, blooming, Centering Prayer, connecting, Prayer, praying, the JOY of praying together

Turning my prayer life right side up

Father Keating Good Evening, God! What an amazing retreat!  I went to be trained as a presenter.  They asked for help . . . and I thought . . . why not?  Well, to be honest, this is a very

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Posted in asking for help for myself, Centering Prayer, connecting, Possibilities, Prayer, praying, Rethinking, setting my life in context, Silence, solitude and silence

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

pausing to pray

Good Day, God! This morning I read — from a handout our pastor gave us — this poem by Mary Oliver. It makes PRAYER so simple. And I feel that is exactly how You want it to be. SIMPLE! So

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Posted in Awe, connecting, gratitude, Prayer, praying, taking time to focus

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

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Brené Brown

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Rachel Naomi Remen

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A Moment with God

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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