Blog Archives

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

The Micro and Macro of Life

Good Evening, God I’ve been wanting to chat with You about this for days . . . but the micro of life occupied my focus. The idea came to me while I was telling a dear friend about how Kit’s

Posted in connecting, Micro and Macro, Personal Responsibilty, reframing, respect, Responding, responsibility, Self-Respect

Noticing . . . and appreciating

Good Evening, God My wonderful husband Kit and I were out for our morning walk when my eye was caught by this shower tree blossom.  I was delighted!  And then it hit me! It was delighted to be noticed!  

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Posted in appreciation, Choosing to respond, connecting, respect, Responding, seeing, stopping to see, The gift to SEE others

Lies that Disappear but leave Disaster in their wake . . .

Good Day, God! I watched Ms. Cadwalladr’s talk on TED . She talked about how many lies were posted on Facebook during the Brexit elections. And was struck by the difficulty of fighting lies that pop up on our Facebook

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Posted in Compassion, connecting, fears, LOVE, Personal Responsibilty, respect, responsibility

A Retreat on Centering Prayer

Good Evening, God! This week I am blessed to be going to a Centering Prayer Retreat at Saint Anthony’s Retreat House in the Kalihi Valley.  I’m being trained to be a presenter.  But, as they say:  To teach is to

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Posted in being a Slow Learner, being together in a compassionate presence, breathing in Your Spirit, Centering Prayer, Cherishing our Bodies, respect, setting my life in context, Silence, Stillness

Jesus Don’t Like UGLY

It is coming to me, God, that hearing with respect is a pretty good definition of love.

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Flourishing

Good Day, God! This photo was taken inside Koko Crater — it is dry inside. The plants are managing . . . but perhaps not flourishing. Flourishing takes water, nutrients, and attention. It is much the same for people as

Posted in Caring, connecting, Flourishing, Judgmental, LOVE, loving myself, Meaning, respect, Self Care, self care as self compassion and humility, Self-Respect, The Flow of God's Love, water and love

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

Being Human and Human Rights?

Good Day, God! Here is Dr. Odontuya Davaasuren — in the center with two nurses — she is my nominee for the title of Hero. For years she was helpless as patients in her native Mongolia died in pain. It

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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