Blog Archives

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

My Tomato Plant, My Mother and Me

While visiting our daughter Sandy in Arizona, I was captivated by her cherry tomato plants — growing in pots!

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Posted in growing toward up, inner paths of the heart, Mothers, simple joys of daily life

Time for myself — Time to Raise my Personal Responsibility Level

Now, I am nose to nose with the Call to upgrade my level of Personal Responsibility. Yikes!

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Posted in Ongoing Transformation, responsibility, simple joys of daily life, slow incremental change, time, Transitions

Walking in the Dawn’s Early Light

Maybe the best part is that I actually noticed and investigated this prolonged period (19 days) where the sun rises at exactly the same time.

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Posted in Abundant Life, appreciation, seasonal changes, seeing, simple joys of daily life, slow incremental change, stopping to see

Small Treasures — Some Saved, Some Noticed

Good Day, God! And it WAS a good day. My wonderful mom is slowly recovering from the celebrations of Christmas and her 97th birthday (Dec. 27), including loving family visitors from the Mainland. I’m very thankful, God. While I was

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Posted in appreciation, delight, simple joys of daily life, stopping, stopping to see

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