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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

A Reminder from the Pope

Good  Morning, God! I am not doing enough . . . or much . . . for refugees! This massively avoidable fact was brought home by the morning paper doing a piece on Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation titled “Rejoice and

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Posted in Caring, choices, Choosing Meaning, Choosing to respond, connecting, delight, LOVE, rejoicing, The daily details of love

Opening to the filling and emptying of the Holy Spirit

Good Evening, God! After two years traveling — when the Hawaiian Islands Ministries Conference was on — we are now home — and able to go to it. Not that we were traveling for two years straight! Although it felt

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Posted in asking for help for myself, Centering Prayer, connecting, healing, health, Holy Spirit, hope, Hope as a gift from God, letting the Holy Spirit flow through us, LOVE, Praise, Prayer, rejoicing, The Flow of God's Love, wisdom

Magical Scorpio Rising out of the sea

Out on the ocean . . . standing in the warmth of a Caribbean night . . . I felt connected and embraced by these familiar stars. I am small, God, but I am a Part of Your Creation. And I rejoice.

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Posted in beauty, Communion, connecting, JOY, rejoicing

A HAPPY DAY

AND, as things worked, out I got to ask the preacher to give Kit a blessing after the service!

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Posted in connecting, connections, Families, gratitude, JOY, rejoicing, thankfulness

Easter and Easter Eggs

But back to the Easter Eggs and Christmas Trees and other Celebratory Things we borrowed from the Old Ones. Such images and icons communicate to us so viscerally, God!

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Posted in Easter, Music, mysteries, rejoicing

When the Impossible happens

Impossible things DO happen. And if we notice that they have happened we respond with joy and awe.

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Posted in mysteries, Praise, Prayer, rejoicing

Rainbows and Rest

And thanks too for my battery being charged enough to “run” the Appreciation App.

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Posted in recharging my battery, recovery time, refraining from work, rejoicing, relaxation, sabbath rest

Sunsets and the Light of the World

Good Morning, God! The Heavens do declare Your Glory! And looking into the beautiful sky brings me joy — as day by day Your Sun rises. Of course, I understand that the earth is turning on its axis and that

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A Full Day, A Full Heart

Good Morning, God! The first time I set foot on the Koolau property I said, “We are in the Palm of God’s Hand!” That is still what it feels like, God. I know You love and bless the entire world

Posted in connecting, connections, Conversations, healing, Help me to see, Redesigning the Church, rejoicing, relationships

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