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Heart And Soul Bonds, by Michelle

FaceBook  On Aug 23, 2017 Hug felt! wrote:

Way cool!   

 

Heart And Soul Bonds, by Michelle

FaceBook  On Aug 23, 2017 Amen wrote:

 When I was a nursing student (back in the early 80s), it was my gift of "connecting" that got the attention of my instructors.  Not gifted in the areas consistent with most seeking higher education, my ability to touch hearts and souls with understanding and HOPE, kept me in the game.   We are ONE body in Christ ...

 

Each Thing's Way, by Ray Grigg

FaceBook  On Aug 17, 2017 Amy wrote:

 Amen Kristin!  It's all about HUMILITY.  God is a God and we are not.  Divine knowledge and understanding are His alone.  Blessings to thee!

 

Each Thing's Way, by Ray Grigg

FaceBook  On Aug 17, 2017 Amy wrote:

 Beautiful ... An absolute AMEN from me!  

 

Force of Love is the Force of Total Revolution, by Vimala Thakar

FaceBook  On Jul 6, 2017 Amy wrote:

 I definitely am feeling the misery of ONE at this very moment!  Please pray with me for this ONE!  Ily

 

Enlightenment is Intimacy with All Things, by Michael Damian

FaceBook  On Jun 21, 2017 me wrote:

 Amen!

 

Big Enough to Take It All In, by Margaret Wheatley

FaceBook  On Jun 9, 2017 Me wrote:

 Love!

 

Big Enough to Take It All In, by Margaret Wheatley

FaceBook  On Jun 9, 2017 Amy wrote:

 Made by God, I am an open book to Him.  (He is my Father.)  No matter the obstacles around me ... I am thankful there are NONE keeping Him from me.  I stand on His shoulders and become big enough to "take this moment in".  (Fearful by nature, I am less in Him!)

 

Is There Righteous Anger Ever?, by J. Krishnamurti

FaceBook  On Jun 2, 2017 Amy wrote:

 Amen!

 

Is There Righteous Anger Ever?, by J. Krishnamurti

FaceBook  On May 30, 2017 Amy wrote:

 Donna, I hear you!  (And you have good right to be angry!) ... In actuality, I am angry with you for what I see/sense "in your words".  Not OK.  Know I cry with you!  I wonder how God is going to judge this upon our meeting Him?  I do not like control, cover up, unrealistic and unhealthy expectations ... You get what I'm talking about ... It just seems to be everything Jesus wouldn't do!  I pray for you and our people ... That we may find peace and truth in simply rooting ourselves in Him.  ily

 

Is There Righteous Anger Ever?, by J. Krishnamurti

FaceBook  On May 28, 2017 Amy wrote:

 Only God can free us from it!  
I learned "anger" from my father!  As an adult now, I want to keep as far from it as I can!  Anger cheats and destroys (just like "the evil one")!  I cannot repeat the sin of my father!...I pray ... Amen.

 

Knowledge can be Conveyed, but not Wisdom, by Herman Hesse

FaceBook  On May 16, 2017 Jo wrote:

 Amen!

 

True Humility: Selfless Respect for Reality, by Costica Bradatan

FaceBook  On May 14, 2017 Amy wrote:

 AMEN!   On earth, no one greater ... No one less than  ... Love this writing!  Thank you (so much) for sharing!

 

We Were Made for These Times, by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

FaceBook  On Apr 20, 2017 Amen wrote:

Kristin, what a beautiful, worthwhile and inspiring ministry you have!  Those of us who read (and hear) your message  are surely blessed!  
"You were made for these times"!

 

The Way of the Water, by Ursula LeGuin

FaceBook  On Apr 7, 2017 Amen wrote:

 Love!

 

The Way of the Water, by Ursula LeGuin

FaceBook  On Apr 6, 2017 Namaste wrote:

 Wow! I so respect your thoughts put into words!

 

The Way of the Water, by Ursula LeGuin

FaceBook  On Apr 4, 2017 me wrote:

 Changing and embracing everything (one) you come in contact with.  Having quality personal time ... Helps me to "flow like a river".  Reading "The Way of Water " helped me to be still and know today!  VERY THANKFUL for it ... And for many of the reflections offered above!  I crave the path of water!

 

We Are Swimming in Miracles, by Peter Kalmus

FaceBook  On Mar 28, 2017 Thankful wrote:

 God awakened me as a little girl ... To Him and for Him I am most gratefully.  He loves me, cares for me and envelops me with a power that exceeds ALL others.  Yes,  miracles surround those open to Him!  Those who have ears to hear ... Will indeed hear!  Amen. 

 

We Are Swimming in Miracles, by Peter Kalmus

FaceBook  On Mar 28, 2017 AJ wrote:

 Hugs from my heart to yours Kristin!  Amen!

 

We Are Swimming in Miracles, by Peter Kalmus

FaceBook  On Mar 28, 2017 Amy wrote:

 Amen!

 

We Are Swimming in Miracles, by Peter Kalmus

FaceBook  On Mar 27, 2017 Amy wrote:

Went to SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Mankato yesterday (as we were visiting my son's girlfriend's college town)! ... We surely are swimming in miracles!  From the architecture, to the liturgy, God surrounds!  Love

 

Returning the Gift, by Robin Wall Kimmerer

FaceBook  On Mar 21, 2017 Amy wrote:

 "The Giving Tree" (book) has been a favorite of mine since my youth.  "The boy" (in the story) never once gave thanks to "the tree" for it's presence and service to him ... Yet the tree was happy!  The tree, on the other hand, showed it's love for and appreciation of the boy in providing for the boy's needs with the gifts it had yet to give.  Without words, the tree thanked the boy for his presence (no matter his motive).  
I think I will see that tree in Heaven one day!  Amen

 

Returning the Gift, by Robin Wall Kimmerer

FaceBook  On Mar 18, 2017 Namaste wrote:

 Most beautiful!  Thank you Lord for the depth of your "gifts"!  

 

Moved by Love, by Sri M

FaceBook  On Mar 4, 2017 Namaste wrote:

 Amen

 

A Scheme to Change the World?, by Hazrat Inayat Khan

FaceBook  On Mar 3, 2017 Jo wrote:

 Namaste

 

You Play the Piano, by Alan Watts

FaceBook  On Feb 24, 2017 me wrote:

 Amen!

 

Praise Song for Wide Open Space, by Omid Safi

FaceBook  On Feb 17, 2017 Always Love wrote:

 Amen!  Sitting in and with the Risen Son right now!   

 

Praise Song for Wide Open Space, by Omid Safi

FaceBook  On Feb 15, 2017 me wrote:

 Any Heavenward reflection takes me to the wide open spaces you speak of.  The world consumes me.  Needs of all around me consume me and keep me buried in "doing and being" in the various roles I find myself.  God keeps me focused on my "larger family" ... the bigger picture ...  From His perspective!  For this, I am most thankful!  Everything takes on a whole new "look" and freedom .  Diving in to His deep is a true adventure!  Amen.

 

Praise Song for Wide Open Space, by Omid Safi

FaceBook  On Feb 11, 2017 Always Love wrote:

 "What more do we need to fill this cup of life?"  Presence.  Being here ... 

 

Letting Meaning Flow Into Purpose, by Brother David Steindl-Rast

FaceBook  On Jan 28, 2017 Amy wrote:

 The big death is actually the beginning of life!  Until born to Him, I have yet to live!  (We are never bodily apart from those we love)

 

My Misgivings About Advice, by Parker Palmer

FaceBook  On Jan 28, 2017 Amy wrote:

 I give and receive hugs and love to/from my Anam Cara every single day.  He keeps me from the "depths" of untruth ... He is a gift from of whom I thank God regularly!  Always Love

 

My Misgivings About Advice, by Parker Palmer

FaceBook  On Jan 26, 2017 Amy wrote:

Amen!  

 

My Misgivings About Advice, by Parker Palmer

FaceBook  On Jan 21, 2017 Amy wrote:

 My soul's connection to God!  Jesus stayed rooted by aligning his soul with His Father.  I think I will do the same.  In the end, He is the only One Who really matters.  The people in darkness have seen a great Light .... The word of our Lord ....

 

Theory and Practice, by Vincent Horn

FaceBook  On Jan 19, 2017 me wrote:

 Amen and thank you for your thoughts! 

 

Shaped by a Silky Attention, by Jane Hirshfield

FaceBook  On Jan 14, 2017 aj wrote:

 Beautiful!

 

Inner World of Moods, by Patty de Llosa

FaceBook  On Dec 20, 2016 Amy wrote:

 Good luck!  I hear you!  U are not alone!  

 

How to Live If You're Going to Die, by Blanche Hartman

FaceBook  On Dec 19, 2016 me wrote:

 Amen.

 

Inner World of Moods, by Patty de Llosa

FaceBook  On Dec 15, 2016 Amy wrote:

 Discipline, strength and totally taking my mind to a "new/different/Heavenward place" are key for me.  For I know the plans God has for me are NOT for evil.  Acting out on "momentary Hell" would be powered/inspired by the "evil one".    "Think on these things ... whatever is true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and praiseworthy ... think on these things.  Whatever you have learned, received, heard or seen from Me, put these things into practice.  And The God of peace will be with you."  Philippians 4:8-9.   
"I can do all things thru Him Who gives me strength."  Philippians 4:13

 

For the Traveler, by John O'Donohue

FaceBook  On Dec 7, 2016 me wrote:

 I met a very special man 11 (ish) years ago. Though words cannot explain it, I felt a Spiritual connection at our first meeting.  Roughly, 9 years ago I read John O'Donohue's book entitled Anam Cara.  This book "put into words" the relationship my soul had and still has with him.  My Path and his do not often cross (physically) ... But  (Spiritually) I do not go anywhere without him.  For God so loved me, He blessed me with my Anam Cara ... And, for this gift, I am soooo thankful!  Namaste

 

For the Traveler, by John O'Donohue

FaceBook  On Dec 7, 2016 Amy wrote:

 Amen!

 

Every Piece is Meant For You, by Virgil Kalyana Mittata Iordache

FaceBook  On Nov 26, 2016 Amy wrote:

 Amen and amen!  
As my family is all over this house this weekend of Thanksgiving.  I am reminded, again, Love and presence are our greatest gifts to each other ... To love is to will the BEST for each other.  This is why "I love" and why change the my personal "filter" often.  Keeping our systems clean and running smoothly requires that we keep close watch on what contaminates our system!  You, I love. 

 

Love Needs to be Constantly Cleansed, by Ajahn Jayasaro

FaceBook  On Nov 25, 2016 aj wrote:

 Impurities are NOT of the Trinity.  Fix your heart on all that is of Him.  Always Love

 

Restoring Balance and Meaning in Ourselves, by Alan Briskin

FaceBook  On Nov 19, 2016 aj wrote:

 Beautiful reflections!  Love

 

Why I Make Movies, by Mickey Lemle

FaceBook  On Nov 10, 2016 I hear you! wrote:

 Me too!  I have been experiencing much the same!  God provides for our needs.  Amen.  

 

Why I Make Movies, by Mickey Lemle

FaceBook  On Nov 6, 2016 Amy wrote:

 Namaste,

 

The Glass is Already Broken, by Stephen and Ondrea Levine

FaceBook  On Nov 3, 2016 me wrote:

 Amen!

 

Why I Make Movies, by Mickey Lemle

FaceBook  On Nov 3, 2016 me wrote:

 I believe as Gandhi in his saying "Only God knows absolute truth!"  This IS the truth!  For me or any other to think we have absolute truth .... is, in reality, an ABSOLUTE LIE!  GOD (Absolute Truth) makes me tingle!  Amen!

 

The Glass is Already Broken, by Stephen and Ondrea Levine

FaceBook  On Nov 3, 2016 me wrote:

 Amen!

 

The Glass is Already Broken, by Stephen and Ondrea Levine

FaceBook  On Nov 3, 2016 Amy wrote:

 Namaste

 

Three Millimeters of the Universe, by Daniel Gottlieb

FaceBook  On Oct 27, 2016 me three wrote:

 Very much appreciate you and this week's awakin!  Amen!  
(All I care about is being recognized (seen) by my Father God! .... Why would any other audience be of importance?). Always love.

 

Three Millimeters of the Universe, by Daniel Gottlieb

FaceBook  On Oct 27, 2016 me wrote:

 I will pray for your "we" again.

 

Three Millimeters of the Universe, by Daniel Gottlieb

FaceBook  On Oct 27, 2016 me wrote:

AMEN!  (...and thank u!) 

 

Destiny is Within Us, by Hawah Kasat

FaceBook  On Oct 17, 2016 me wrote:

 Amen Kristin! 

 

Reengineeing Our Patterns, by Eknath Easwaran

FaceBook  On Oct 12, 2016 AJ wrote:

 Amen, again!

 

Reengineeing Our Patterns, by Eknath Easwaran

FaceBook  On Oct 12, 2016 AJ wrote:

Amen.   

 

Becoming Free of Our Substitute Life, by Ezra Bayda

FaceBook  On Oct 5, 2016 Amy wrote:

 This much I know for sure: I am in "life's womb" (a masquerade of sorts because I can't really see you and you can't totally see me) because I am confined by "the walls" I which I grow.  My Life Source (God) sees me ... But no other!  As long as my "life's umbilical cord remains viable, my "earthly masquerade" will continue.  It's darkness WILL turn to light when God decides I be BORN to HIM.  
Let us finish the race!

 

Trees are Sanctuaries, by Herman Hesse

FaceBook  On Sep 25, 2016 Amy wrote:

   Trees are my friend, too!  My favorite book as a child ... "The Giving Tree".  Their worth, right up there!  Amen

 

Simplicity of the Heart, by J. Krishnamurti

FaceBook  On Sep 16, 2016 Me too! wrote:

 Amen!

 

Simplicity of the Heart, by J. Krishnamurti

FaceBook  On Sep 16, 2016 Amy wrote:

 This is expressed perfectly ... I so agree!

 

Simplicity of the Heart, by J. Krishnamurti

FaceBook  On Sep 12, 2016 me wrote:

 I am so unable to liberate myself!  I lack the power to do so because I am JUST a person.  I attached myself to God at a young age, that He would set me free.  Being personally attached to God, He set this captive free!  I can be married, a mother, a friend ... functioning "naturally" under the influence of Him.  Amen.
Namaste    

 

Taking a Stand, by Lynne Twist

FaceBook  On Sep 2, 2016 Thank you! wrote:

 Totally appreciate this response!

 

Taking a Stand, by Lynne Twist

FaceBook  On Sep 2, 2016 Amy wrote:

 Namaste.

 

Accessing Desire As Loving Motivation, by Miki Kashtan

FaceBook  On Aug 25, 2016 AJ wrote:
Love motivates me too!  Spent the better part of the last few days assisting my brother clean an apartment he is vacating/moving to a new home of which he, in great part built.  (All whlle working at Kimberly Clark/being a father of my three nephews.  Yes, I do ... Because I love.  
 
 

Accessing Desire As Loving Motivation, by Miki Kashtan

FaceBook  On Aug 23, 2016 me, too wrote:

 The only nonnegotiable "shoulds" I TRY to abide by and uphold with the greatest respect ... The Ten Commandments.  Given to me by my Father in Heaven.
However, when I fall short (do NOT do as I "should") I have Jesus.  Also given to me by my Father in Heaven.
I have His Holy Spirit to cover my own!  My God is Brilliant!  He knew I could not do and be the impossible (perfection) without Him!  And so He gave me "the tools" (via HS) to do His will this moment.  Very freeing ...

 

Accessing Desire As Loving Motivation, by Miki Kashtan

FaceBook  On Aug 23, 2016 me wrote:

 Amen!

 

Accessing Desire As Loving Motivation, by Miki Kashtan

FaceBook  On Aug 23, 2016 Amy wrote:

 Just minutes ago, I made few batches of buttered popcorn and a ham and cheese platter ( with crackers, of course) for my son and his visiting friends.  They never ask me, I offer ... Not because "I should" but because next summer this group of boys will be off to college!  Though it is late and I was tired, the effort was so worth it!  As I will never be able to relive this day, loving "my boys" is what I do because He first loved me.  It's all about "modeling"  in His Spirit.  

 

My Work is Loving the World, by Mary Oliver

FaceBook  On Aug 18, 2016 me, too wrote:

 You are most sacred ... Don't forget!

 

My Work is Loving the World, by Mary Oliver

FaceBook  On Aug 18, 2016 me wrote:

 Namaste

 

Reflections on Life from Death Row, by Moyo

FaceBook  On Aug 11, 2016 a wrote:

 Namaste ...

 

Reflections on Life from Death Row, by Moyo

FaceBook  On Aug 11, 2016 love wrote:

 Beautiful!

 

Reflections on Life from Death Row, by Moyo

FaceBook  On Aug 11, 2016 me wrote:

 Jesus does not condemn those who error .... He condemns those who error righteously  (without  remorse/sorrow/calling on the Holy of Holies, God, Jesus and Holy Spirit I repentance.). Love and forgiveness nurtures good!  

 

Reflections on Life from Death Row, by Moyo

FaceBook  On Aug 11, 2016 Amy wrote:

 Amen!  We are all on the fringe of something!  There will always be those, who by think they have absolutely NO "fringes" ... In this case, their lesson to all of us would be that ... "There are liars in this world ... They're illusions of truth and power .... And that is not OK.

 

Reflections on Life from Death Row, by Moyo

FaceBook  On Aug 8, 2016 AJ wrote:

 We all "have cells" (difficult situations) in life!  (Some "cells" more difficult than others, rightly.)   The confines of most things/people we commit ourselves to ... Jobs, study, parenting, marriage, relationships ... Are well defined.  There are rules, requirements, consuming commitments and disciplines involved with each.  "Staying rooted" in the right stuff is key.  Rooted in Christ (His light, way and truth) ...  We stay anchored!  
From my own personal "cells", I can flourish ...  But ONLY by staying connected to my Anchor.  

 

Stepping into the Present Is a Gift , by Carolyn Hobbs

FaceBook  On Aug 4, 2016 amy wrote:

 Amen!

 

Stepping into the Present Is a Gift , by Carolyn Hobbs

FaceBook  On Jul 30, 2016 Jo wrote:

 Amen!  We are each other's answered prayer.  Thankful!

Namaste

 

Blessings for Earth-Healers, by Starhawk

FaceBook  On Jul 28, 2016 amy wrote:

 Who in this world is not in need of healing?  We are all in need of natures medicine.  Every evening (late ... Just got in) I step out (with my dog) to say good night to the universe!  The wind, stars, cool grass ... Wrap around me to heal, to kiss and to complete me.  For Heaven's gifts, I am most thankful!

 

With Fullness in Life, Everything is Possible, by Facundo Cabral

FaceBook  On Jul 23, 2016 jo wrote:

 Namaste

 

The Power Paradox, by Dacher Keltner

FaceBook  On Jul 14, 2016 Namaste wrote:

 I wish you could work with "our world"!  Saw what you speak of just today . . . Lord we needs You!  Praying ...

 

The Power Paradox, by Dacher Keltner

FaceBook  On Jul 14, 2016 Amen wrote:

 Love.

 

The Power Paradox, by Dacher Keltner

FaceBook  On Jul 13, 2016 Amy wrote:

 Love!  Thank you for sharing!  You just spread joy my way!

 

The Power Paradox, by Dacher Keltner

FaceBook  On Jul 13, 2016 me wrote:

 Amen!  You tell my story!  Hmmmm ...

 

Giving Up is Different From Letting Someone Down, by Brother David Steindl-Rast

FaceBook  On Jul 7, 2016 Amen wrote:

 Namaste.

 

Giving Up is Different From Letting Someone Down, by Brother David Steindl-Rast

FaceBook  On Jul 7, 2016 me too wrote:

 Wow!  Love!  Thank you for your words!  Amen:)

 

Giving Up is Different From Letting Someone Down, by Brother David Steindl-Rast

FaceBook  On Jul 7, 2016 me wrote:

 You have to hang on to the Truth.  I believe in you!

 

Keeping Nothing Between, by Eugene Gendlin

FaceBook  On Jul 3, 2016 me too! wrote:

 I have had the same experience !  I am sooooo thankful for his presence!

 

Keeping Nothing Between, by Eugene Gendlin

FaceBook  On Jun 29, 2016 Me wrote:

 Good ... Good ... Good Stuff!  

Namaste Beloved

 

Keeping Nothing Between, by Eugene Gendlin

FaceBook  On Jun 29, 2016 Amy wrote:

 Love!

 

Keeping Nothing Between, by Eugene Gendlin

FaceBook  On Jun 29, 2016 Amy wrote:

 My husband and I walk every evening (I walk, too, in the morning).  My husband, by nature, is not a patient person (and he is well aware of his weakness, in this area).  I "greet" every person and animal ( wild or personal pets) we pass.  When he's questioned "my need" to do this, I say, I do it not for me but for them (however, it is in giving that one actually receives)!  
I want no living/breathing soul to be "left behind" ... Go unnoticed ... Not be honored ... 
My husband is getting a little better in allowing me to periodically stop and chat with some, but he's got a long way to go!  I'm praying as he gets older he'll learn to "stop and smell the roses",

Too, I want to say, in crowds, I flee.  I am VERY agoraphobic!  One on one is where my comfort lies.  Amen..

 

That Friend Walking Behind Me, by Parker Palmer

FaceBook  On Jun 17, 2016 Jo wrote:
Amen!  
 

That Friend Walking Behind Me, by Parker Palmer

FaceBook  On Jun 17, 2016 Amy wrote:

 Kristin, you rock!  Thank you for sharing!  We listen. 

 

That Friend Walking Behind Me, by Parker Palmer

FaceBook  On Jun 16, 2016 me wrote:

 May I ask what it is you want?

 

Learning Not to Be Afraid of Things That Are Real, by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

FaceBook  On May 27, 2016 aj wrote:

 Amen!

 

The Value of Solitude, by William Deresiewicz

FaceBook  On May 21, 2016 aj wrote:

 Namaste 

 

The Value of Solitude, by William Deresiewicz

FaceBook  On May 21, 2016 Amy wrote:

 Love!

 

The Value of Solitude, by William Deresiewicz

FaceBook  On May 21, 2016 Me wrote:

 I hear you.  

 

Pronounce a Silent Blessing, by Barbara Brown Taylor

FaceBook  On May 6, 2016 Amy wrote:

 I am a big fan of you Kristin!  You speak wisdom and I much appreciate that!  Thankful!

 

Pronounce a Silent Blessing, by Barbara Brown Taylor

FaceBook  On May 4, 2016 Amy wrote:

To bless someone/something can be as simple as signing Jesus' cross, in The Name of The Father, His Son and The Holy Spirit.  "The blessing" can be intended to love, hold, secure, heal, offer hope, strength, presence .... Heaven is His Blessing's limit.  
The reason, I bless my loved ones in this way (through the Trinity) is to grab hold of the Power only Heaven holds.
May you be blessed this day (in the way you need) today.  FSHS ... Amen.

 

Pronounce a Silent Blessing, by Barbara Brown Taylor

FaceBook  On May 2, 2016 amy wrote:

 Amen!  
Thank you for sharing!

 

Renewability Makes Something Valuable, by Martin Prechtel

FaceBook  On Apr 27, 2016 jo wrote:

 Love!

 

Renewability Makes Something Valuable, by Martin Prechtel

FaceBook  On Apr 27, 2016 Always wrote:

 You are most certainly valuable!  Renew!