I sat with a woman friend yesterday who is nearing the end of her life. I remembered again that love is stronger than death.
Gratefulness keeps me rooted.
Yoga and keeping my body as flexible and mobile as possible as I age.
I lived in Japan for some number of years and in my language study learned that the kanji character meaning “crisis” was made of two parts: one meant “danger” and the other meant “opportunity.” A crisis can go either way – or maybe, sometimes, contain a little of both.
We have been having an ice storm and it is dangerous to walk outside unless you have special gripping cleats on one’s boots. Local church services have been canceled. But even with that, there is beauty in people taking care of one another, calling, making sure all is well. I believe, in hope, that every act of human kindness and love strengthens us all.
May our prayers and loving human spirits strengthen our brothers and sisters in Ukraine. May we together resist evil an...
May our prayers and loving human spirits strengthen our brothers and sisters in Ukraine. May we together resist evil and anything harmful and hateful.
As the ice storm here begins this morning where I live, this question seems very appropriate! We have little control over the storms, but I’ve learned both preparation and resilience through the storms of life.
I have perspective now, from the gift of years. I also realize how each generation had its worries and fears, and there were many courageous people who lived their lives, had solid values, a belief in the future and cared for others.
I’m remembering Ukraine.
Knowing that God loves me fully, as I am. I have nothing to fear.
I’m wondering about the “shared fate” of those of us who practice coming to this site. I’m starting to dread these questions. Sorry, just can’t answer today.
I encourage myself by visiting this site almost daily and reading the insights of all of you who are also here. How do I encourage others? Just keeping doing what I do, and being who I am, I guess…
In my prayers for Ukraine…. but I’m also sadly filled with feelings of dread.
Sometimes, I don’t feel that it’s “courage” exactly, but just the determination to keep trying new things, get out of my comfort zone, keep learning, keep knocking on doors.
To be patient, loving and compassionate. We’re all in this together.
The question leads me here: Perspective is a term in art which helps things to fade realistically into the distance. So, I feel that as I’ve aged, I have also put these kinds of questions, concerns or worries at a distance. I cared more when I was younger (for whatever reason) what people thought. Now I care more about my own integrity and living my life faithfully.
But do I want to be experienced positively or as inspiring to others somehow – being a model to my daugh...
But do I want to be experienced positively or as inspiring to others somehow – being a model to my daughters, for example? (Probably) But even that is finally something not really in my ultimate control – if it happens, it’s only a product of living with integrity and faithfully… and that’s what I should focus on. That is my work.
I’m using my life energy to be there for and help my family, and to contribute to my church and community…
Many of you on this website. You are inspiring and I find encouragement and light in your witness.
Boring never looked so attractive, eh?
I felt I walked with you, Christine. Even in our deep winter, we have many woodpeckers around our woods and home and I love to both watch and hear them…. This morning, the woodpeckers bring us together…
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