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Time, Tides, and Timelessness

Good Day, God I have to laugh at my title. This morning, I checked the tide calendar and noted what time I would have to arrive at the beach before the tide began coming in. I love getting into the

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Posted in beauty, compassion to care for myself, connecting, delight, hearing myself, JOY, loving myself, Needed Repair Time, opportunities to forgive myself, recovery time, Self Care, self care as self compassion and humility, self-care, time, Wanting a protected time

The Joy of Beauty

Good Day, God At first I was going to describe this as a night blooming cereus bloom. But, then the friend who took the photo called us and I asked her if that is what it was. She told me

Posted in Abundant Life, an invitation to abundant life, appreciation, beauty, connecting, Enjoyment, JOY, mindfulness, Needed Repair Time, recovery time, setting my life in context, simple joys of daily life, taking time to focus, the joy of sharing, time, Wanting a protected time

Considering Various Types of Rest

Good Evening, God It never occurred to me that there “kinds” of rest. But then I listened to Kendra Adachi’s Lazy Genius Podcast #258 and she talked about SEVEN kinds of rest. As she said — she just made this

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Posted in A weekly day of rest, days of rest as conservation days?, Needed Repair Time, recharging my battery, recovery time, relaxation, renewing, rest, sabbath rest, taking time to focus, time, Wanting a protected time

All Sorts of Silos

Good Evening, God On our walk this morning — yes!  we are back to walking! — I thought about how we live in silos.  Folks who listen to NPR hardly ever listen to FoxNews.  Or if you are a member

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Posted in connecting, reality, the cold snow of reality, Wanting a protected time

Perspective . . . perspectives

Good Morning, God! Here’s a photo of me in Tucson. I was walking with my wonderful daughter, Sandy. I’d stopped to gaze UP at a giant saguaro cactus. I think it is the biggest, tallest, most impressive saguaro I have ever seen.

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Posted in connecting, Our Extended Family - all creatures great and small, Perspective, perspectives, reassembling, recovery time, time, Wanting a protected time

Noble Intentions and Blessing Others

Good Day, God! This morning — during my Centering Prayer time — I remembered a talk given by Hob Osterlund — years ago — at Central Union Church. She encouraged us, when dealing with irritating Parts of Ourselves, to remember

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Posted in Blessing, connecting, kindness, Noble Intentions, Positive Protective Limits, respect, Wanting a protected time

Becoming Sturdy

We are told to pray in secret — in our prayer closet. But we have the promise that when two or three gather together in Your Name — You will BE THERE WITH THEM.

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Posted in accepting my need for help, asking for help for myself, being heard into speaking, Books, connecting, connections, Wanting a protected time

On not working

What do you know! Taking a day and setting aside all work — even most of the daily duties — opened up a time of sharing. Actually more than sharing, it made possible being together in a time of deep listening. And, I am surprised that I am surprised. How many gifts we pass by on our busy way.

Posted in A weekly day of rest, asking for help for myself, being together in a compassionate presence, putting down daily diversions, refraining from work, Wanting a protected time

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