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Palestine and Decolonial November (and October): COME HEAR VOICES FROM PALESTINE

If you are haunted by the continued oppression of the Palestinian people, if you don’t know enough, but are open to hearing more, mark your calendar for this series of talks, part of PALESTINE and DECOLONIAL NOVEMBER (AND OCTOBER!). YOUSEF

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Posted in Grace, I BLOG, Palestine, Uncategorized

Zen in Hakalau: Akiko’s Prayers

Wondrous Prayer We live in modesty and simplicity, palms together, head bowed in gratitude, giving thanks for each inhale and each exhale. We settle deeply, surrendering our bones and our being to the earth, grounded deeply in our precious Hawaii.

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Posted in Environment, Grace, I BLOG, Peace, Spiritulaity, Sustainability, Uncategorized

Would a temple wear a thong?

This was one of many questions posed by Sr. Anne Smollin CSJ that made the normally quiet, sacred space of the Mystical Rose Oratory ring out with waves of laughter. Sr. Anne is called the “Laughing Nun” for good reason.

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Posted in Grace, Hawaiian Values, Health and Wellness, I BLOG, Lay Catholics, Spiritulaity, Uncategorized

Love’s Ways to Grace

Love as joy can keep us living fully, right up to our fingertips, till the end of our days.  Or, perversely, love, clouded by fear of loss, can make us shut down our capacity for life too soon as we

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Posted in Faith, Family and Friends, Grace, I BLOG, Merton, Uncategorized

Happy Birthday, John Frederick Webster!

Let sense be numb, let flesh retire; Speak through the earthquake, wind, and fire, O still, small voice of calm!  On this day, I celebrate my beloved husband’s Quaker roots: the sitting and waiting for the “still, small voice of

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Posted in Faith, Family and Friends, Grace, I BLOG, Peace, Poetry, Quakers, Uncategorized

On Tiara Street: Grace at Work

Just enjoyed the blessing of a couple of days in L.A. with old friends, Gwen and Richard Mayer. If art is a gift of grace, their lovely home on Tiara Street is grace in abundance. Bright splashes of color on

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Posted in Art, Friends, Grace, I BLOG, Uncategorized

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