Nurturing Thursday Dec 18th

Sometimes nurturing is found, well often I think, in the simple things.

Like….Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies.  I went looking for a recipe and found this one over at Ambitious Kitchen.  The post is delightful so for that reason alone, go have a look.

The only change I made to the recipe was in the type and amount of sugar. Instead of 1 1/4 cups of dark brown sugar, I used one cup of raw sugar.  They turned out delicious.  A bit dry at first bite but by second bite, thoroughly enjoyable.  If you’re in need of a bit of nurturing this week, why not try these?


Nurturing Thursday is brought to you by Becca over at On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea.

Go visit for a list of links to others who participate. Each week, we add a bit of love and nurture to your life.

Maybe a Harlot

Crowing Crone:

posting on other blog.

Originally posted on Crowing Crone Woman of Wisdom:

You may not like how
God presents through me
look closer
in the very place
the moment
of your discomfort
God is whispering
your name

See me
Feel me
Allow me
to be fully

Beyond borders
outside of your
each soul
I am present
in ways you
can only
dream of
and feel
within your

I do not dwell
in man-made
of stone
or of the mind

Allow the possibility
that God is
more divine
more sacred
than your mind
can ever comprehend

Maybe God
is a Samaritan
after all
or maybe She
is a harlot
What if God
is one of us
How then
to love
that stranger on the bus?

~ Joss Burnel

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December lostness

It’s the 10th of December and I seem to have lost my blogging way.  The trail diverged in so many directions lately that I’m not sure where I am in the woods. Do I want to turn back and return to a fork in the road and take the other path?

Do I continue on this path and see where it leads even though I feel a bit like it is going nowhere. And yet, how can that be?  Every path leads somewhere, to something or some place, no?

How did I get focused on the where the path is going and forgot to enjoy the trees and flowers along the way.  Or is it that I am too easily distracted?

Aaron Paquette says “Don’t waste your time looking for your ONE thing.  You have ten thousand reasons to be here. Make them count.”

I like the ten thousand reasons to be here part…appeals to my ADD soul.  The Make them count part? Not so much.  Because then I get caught up in measuring, in patriarchal words like “success”  – that elusive something that keeps us, more often than not, feeling incapable, unfulfilled, and like we are failing at something, maybe even this thing called life.

And so I come back to those big questions “Why am I here” and “what matters” and “who am I” and even those questions feel like a moving into the logical, less creative part of my soul.

So, I come back to this – not a fork in the road – not a going back to something I may have missed along the way – but a sinking in to me, to my heart, to the call of my own wisdom. Be here, now. There is only here, now.

And, here, now, I am.



for whom the earth has longed

tonight’s full moon, shining in a clear sky, surrounded by energy which reminds me of a vortex

Full moon Dec 5, 2014

Full moon Dec 5, 2014

for some reason, these words seem very fitting:

“The earth recognizes people in whom God flowers. There is a sensuousness, a centeredness, a grace to their movement. There is a relaxed gentility of power flowing quietly within and beneath their action. There is a humble assuredness about them, a reverence, a sense of humor and a sense of the sacred entwined. They are the magical people, for whom the earth has longed. ” -Ken Carey