Blog Archives

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

Thoughts about Choices

Good Evening, God The planets and moon are predictable . . . their paths known. Not so we humans who have been given the power to make choices. I hadn’t thought about this as a key part of being human

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Posted in choices, choosing HARD, Choosing Meaning, Choosing to respond, Climate Crisis, connecting, gusts of hopelessness, hope, Hope as a gift from God, Meaning, small meaningful moments, the essential nature of hope

Degrees of Delight

Good Evening, God! A TOTAL solar eclipse! WOW! My wonderful husband Kit and I have seen 3 total solar eclipses. And they are magnificent.  Awe inspiring! Just the idea that the sun is 400 times larger than the moon but

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Posted in daughters, delight, JOY, Sharing, small meaningful moments

Sunsets and A New Day

Good Morning, God! I have finally asked You, God — what is Your desire For me? And it seems That for now I am to be about The activity of Welcoming You RECEIVING  WOW! That’s it for now? Lovely❤️ And I did my Centering

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Posted in compassion to care for myself, connecting, LOVE, loving myself, Meaning, Self Care, self care as self compassion and humility, small meaningful moments, The Flow of God's Love

Leaving Cape Cod

Perhaps the writer who dubbed Pets as Vitamin P was right, God. Pets do center us. But, a connection with wild creatures seems even more powerful.

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Posted in connecting, connections, friends, small meaningful moments, web of life

Noticing — And Being Noticed

How many small “ordinary” things there are waiting to be noticed?

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Posted in Affirmations, Being ENJOYED by God, Books, Perspective, seeing, small meaningful moments

My Inner “Service Dog”

I drove up to Tantalus to see June, my Spiritual Director. She prefers calling herself a spiritual friend and it is true that she is gentle and nuanced, not at all directive.

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Posted in a prayer for healing, asking for help for myself, Our inner Cat, responding to God's Spirit, small meaningful moments

Drifting through a Holiday

Good Night, God! The end of a relaxing slow day — a real holiday. And I am pondering the fact that this can be my norm. Hmm. It feels like bad luck to even think that, God. Things can happen.

Posted in Peace, reframing, relaxation, simple joys of daily life, small meaningful moments, so much to learn

Education being turned Right Side Up

Good Morning, God! Last Friday night Kit and I went to hear Dr. Philip Pizzo, dean of the Stanford Medical School. Dean Pizzo is super bright and super articulate — information just flowed out of him. But when Dr. Pizzo

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Posted in hope, learning, small meaningful moments

We have an “Adventure”

Good Morning, God! Late yesterday afternoon I said to Kit, “We are having an Adventure.” And we were. The Adventure started when the signs as we entered Sequoia said we would have to “pay” in 3 miles. We never did

Posted in Humility or Needing Help!, small meaningful moments, thankfulness

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