This is a little spider that I spied in the garden next to where I worked a couple of years ago. The first and only time I have seen a bright yellow one like this.
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.
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Originally posted on Crowing Crone Woman of Wisdom:
You may not like how
God presents through me
in the very place
of your discomfort
God is whispering
to be fully
outside of your
I am present
in ways you
I do not dwell
or of the mind
Allow the possibility
that God is
than your mind
can ever comprehend
is a Samaritan
or maybe She
is a harlot
What if God
is one of us
that stranger on the bus?
~ Joss Burnel
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.
My life is filled with people who bring light and blessings with them.
One of those people is a woman I have connected with on FB and if you would like to visit her page, click on this link
Sus regularly posts beautiful words and images and today is no exception:
tonight’s full moon, shining in a clear sky, surrounded by energy which reminds me of a vortex
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