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Give Sorrow Words . . .

Good Evening, God Grief, no matter how long unspoken, still longs to be shared. I am experiencing this first hand. Several months ago a dear friend, who had lost her beloved son, asked me to join a Monday’s Mommy’s Mourning

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Posted in being together in a compassionate presence, Compassion, compassion to care for myself, connecting, going THROUGH the sorrow, Grief, Regret -- acknowledging and releasing it, self care as self compassion and humility, self-compassion, Sorrows of the Deep

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

Clean Teeth . . . Clean Soul?

Good Evening, God Yes, the BIG event of the day was that my wonderful husband Kit and I got our teeth cleaned!  WOO HOO!  We have been getting them cleaned 4 times a year and the last time was back

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Posted in a hand up, A Spiritual Spring Cleaning, acknowledging my need for prayer, awareness, being heard into speaking, Being With, Belonging to each other, Centering Prayer, confession, connecting, connections, Conversations, courage to see myself, humility, Prayer, Retreats, self care as self compassion and humility

Boris on a bike . . . pitching health

Boris Johnson taking a spin with Arnold Schwarzenegger. John Phillips/UK Press via Getty Images Good Morning, God! In reading a post from Treehugger I had jolly good fun seeing what being in ICU with COVID 19 can do to a man’s

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Posted in asking for help for myself, Bamboo stick exercises, Caring, compassion to care for myself, connecting, courage to see myself, Eating for health, exercising, health, Personal Power, Personal Responsibilty, Self Care, self care as maintenance, self care as self compassion and humility, self-compassion, self-control, Self-Respect

Embracing Reality

Good Evening, God There are layers upon layers of Reality.  Almost all of them beyond my ability to perceive — or comprehend.  But, somehow that feels like what we are called to do.  I marvel at what we as a

Posted in beauty, connecting, Creating, creativity in loving service, humility, Humility or Needing Help!, reality, self care as self compassion and humility, Sharing, the cold snow of reality, the joy of sharing

Humus, Humility and Earthworms

Good Day, God! A quote from Carl Jung: “In my case Pilgrim’s Progress consisted in my having to climb down a thousand ladders until I could reach out my hand to the little clod of earth that I am.” I

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Posted in connecting, developing helpful definitions of love, humility, Humility or Needing Help!, self care as self compassion and humility, the Growth Mindset

Humility and Hope

Good Evening, God! The scripture verse for today was from Proverbs 22:4 NIV “Humility is the fear of the Lord; its wages are riches and honor and life.” Oh Boy did I get plunged into humility today as I worked

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Posted in connecting, humility, Humility or Needing Help!, organized, self care as self compassion and humility, supportive organizational structures

Using My Mistakes/Wounding to rebuild

Good Night God, Believing as deeply as I do that You love us . . . I am coming to believe that my Painful, Long Hidden — Wrong Responses — can be used to help me rebuild. The idea seems

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Posted in Choosing to respond, Compassion, connecting, courage, God's Time, Intentions, recovery time, self care as self compassion and humility, self-compassion, time

Self Pity or Self Compassion?

Good Evening, God I just finished reading Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking. In it she raises the specter of “self pity”. As I read it I thought about what a common theme this is in our society. My

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Perspective from a Talus Cave

Good Evening, God! Dear friends are off to camp at Pinnacles National Park and I had never heard of the place — so, of course, I Googled it! This is a photo of a ranger standing in one of the

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Posted in being together in a compassionate presence, Compassion, compassion to care for myself, connecting, self care as self compassion and humility, Troubles

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