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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

An Hour of Stillness — A Thankful Heart

Good Morning, God! It’s morning and all is still. No sound of cars driving by as I nipped outside to take this photo of the dawn. The boys are sleeping. I am back in bed with my coffee. Missing Kit.

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Posted in appreciation, the gift of persistent love, The gift to SEE others, the importance of Grandmothers, Understanding

Character — Doing the Right Thing

Good Morning, God! I want to get this blog out early to share this great story. Sara Tucholsky was a senior playing softball for Western Oregon. She’s only 5’2″ and she’d never hit a home run. But she did hit

Posted in a hand up, relationships, respect, Rethinking, The gift to SEE others

Outer and Inner Maps of Reconciliation

Good Morning, God! A map of Ireland, You might ask? Well, this morning — after the conclusion, yesterday afternoon, of the Arcadia Library Open House — my mind is turning toward WHAT ELSE is coming up. I need to sit

Posted in confession, connections, courage, power and peace and gentleness, the gift of persistent love, The gift to SEE others, Trusting God, Truth and Reconciliation Commissions

The Getty Center and Gifts

Thank YOU, God, for yesterday!  A day of lows — of being real — that led me to a higher level of understanding of my oldest daughter. And, what could better express that than being at the Getty Center —

Posted in accepting gifts sight unseen, courage to see myself, daughters, Introverts, The gift to SEE others

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Brené Brown

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Rachel Naomi Remen

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A Moment with God

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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