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The Joy of Sharing

Good Evening, God Sometimes I get inundated by the Larger Picture. And, yes, we do not wrestle with flesh and blood but with Principalities and Powers and darkness in high places. Sigh. But, just this morning, I sent a friend

Posted in appreciation, beauty, JOY, Sharing, simple joys of daily life, the joy of sharing

The little things

Good Evening, God This little water lily lives in a small pot on the porch of my neighbor next door.  She was up and smiling yesterday.  And she brought me much joy.  My brother lives in Grass Valley on 20

Posted in beauty, connecting, gratitude, JOY, Peace, simple joys of daily life, the joy of sharing, Trusting God

Cherishing each moment

Good Evening, God I enjoy Beauty.  I would say, Who doesn’t?  But, I am more and more aware that Goodness is even more to be appreciated.  My wonderful husband Kit is good.  Good in an un-self-conscious way.  Never even thinking

Posted in appreciation, beauty, Centering Prayer, Cherishing, connecting, Expand my Heart, Goodness, LOVE, simple joys of daily life, The daily details of love, the gift of persistent love

Sharing the Playground

Good Evening, God Just yesterday — on our morning walk up the hill — I saw a man doing exercises on the playground apparatus.  At first I just sort of peeked at him.  Then I congratulated him on his thinking

Posted in a new view of Commons, Abundant Life, an invitation to abundant life, connecting, Creating, creativity in loving service, Enjoyment, exercising, JOY, Planning, Play, simple joys of daily life, small meaningful moments, the joy of sharing

Small Delights amidst major upheavals

Good Day, God! My mental maps have been buffeted over the last few months and then yesterday we got the video from our senior pastor that he was resigning due to burn out. Sigh. . . But, talking . .

Posted in adjusting, Art, beauty, connecting, Expand my Heart, Hearing, hearing myself, JOY, listening, simple joys of daily life

Unexpected Delights

Good Morning, God! And how good it is to begin my day with You…. Coming back from our morning walk I caught another glimpse of this beautiful green gecko on the bright red heliconia. Hmm. I see that this gecko

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Posted in Awe, beauty, clapping our hands in joy, JOY, simple joys of daily life, the joy of sharing

A surprise this morning

Good Evening, God! I’ve been swimming for exercise for my frozen left shoulder . . . swimming in the shallows at Kaimana Beach. And most mornings there is a bridal couple from Japan posing for photos . . . and

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Posted in connecting, Enjoyment, simple joys of daily life, stopping to see, thankfulness, The World of our Senses, web of life

Structure

Good Evening, God! I was leaving my spiritual director’s home when I spotted these marvelous burst of lines. The lovely blue flowers were long gone.  But, I found the structure of each former flower delightful.  In fact, I saw them

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Posted in connecting, Creating, creativity in loving service, JOY, simple joys of daily life, supportive organizational structures

The Joy of Color

Good Evening, God! My wonderful husband, Kit, loves music. . . this month we saw the Broadway show, Hello Dolly, the opera Romeo and Juliet, and a symphony. But, music surrounds us most of the time. Actually, not just music

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Posted in a surfeit of sound, Colors, connecting, Discovery, Diversity, Enchantment, Introverts, JOY, Light, listening, simple joys of daily life, Understanding

Evening on the Beach in Waikiki

I confess that I have screened out most of the world’s “news” due to over-reactions on my part. I know enough to pray. And I give what I can.

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Posted in Focus on what unites us, Sharing, simple joys of daily life

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