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Jeri Taira
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You Have Permission to Just Rest
Sometimes all you can do is inhale and exhale.  The vacuum seems so heavy.  The laundry is overwhelming. You're so tired you don't want to talk to anyone or do anything.  Even the fun stuff is less inviting. You just want to put your feet up...lie down...be...
When you are empty, you have nothing to give. I say to my hubby, "I'm of no benefit to anyone or myself right now. I gotta have complete quiet." My exhausted friend. You have permission to rest. I pray that you may find many moments for yourself. Hugs from Hawaii, ...
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Becoming::A New Season of Rediscovery
Starting my day. The mornings. I am having so much fun putting my hands to old interests being made new. It's been a slow attempt on my part. The doors have finally opened up time and energy I need to start. My soul already feels refreshed. Space made for s...
I am having so much fun putting my hands to old interests being made new. It's been a slow attempt on my part. The doors have finally opened up time and energy I need to start. My soul already feels refreshed. Space made for soul breathing. Hand lettering has been an interest since I was a teen.
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Finding Rest in a Weekend {One Minute Video Journal}
We had our first weekend alone in a long while... ~ Over the holidays we became complete empty nesters. They're all finally settled into their new homes and routines. ~ Our grandson is usually with us. Then, he started school in February. He's settling into...
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Soothing Soul Whispers
This photo was taken a few months ago on an early evening rain walk with David and Shadow. A special time when I find breathing room for my soul. My new rain boots. I was so excited to get them wet and dirty. I happen to look down and saw the fallen blossom...
This photo was taken a few months ago on an early evening rain walk with David and Shadow. A special time when I find breathing room for my soul. My new rain boots. I was so excited to get them wet and dirty. I happen to look down and saw the fallen blossoms lit by the street lamp.
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God's Breathing Room for my Soul
I walk back and forth from the kitchen table to where I was sitting at least three times before I realize I have. I stop at 'my seat' and see the pile on the table. Before I can get overwhelmed, I notice my journal in the center of it all. Breathe... I smil...
I walk back and forth from the kitchen table to where I was sitting at least three times before I realize I have. I stop at 'my seat' and see the pile on the table. Before I can get overwhelmed, I notice my journal in the center of it all. Breathe... I smile, slow, breathe and am calmed.
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24 Seconds of Yellow, Sunsets, and Funstuff
It's so nice to be back out and about after a long rest and recovery. Even nicer to be back here connecting with everyone. My hello to brighten your weekend is in sharing a quick video with you and an invite to a few of my communities below. I've included a...
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You Don't Have to 'Keep Up' ~ Breathing Room for Your Soul
It's a sweetly quieting statement... You don't have to keep up with everyone else's pace.  You have permission to find God's unique rhythms. Rhythms He's written just for you. On our own, we live a syncopated rhythm. Off beat. A chaotic pace. The song we sw...
It's a sweetly quieting statement...You don't have to keep up with everyone else's pace. You have permission to find God's unique rhythms. Rhythms He's written just for you. On our own, we live a syncopated rhythm. Off beat. A chaotic pace. The song we sway to is suddenly interrupted and the ...
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On Rest ~ The Kind Your Soul Needs
What kind of rest is your soul needing today? Is it actual sleep? Do you need a brain break and some play...  or even pampering? How about some time to create? Capturing photos/videos of your days story. Writing your heart.  Doodling or drawing. Sewing, bak...
May you take time to recall and write down your soul filling activities. God's gifts to you. May you make time for at least one of them. Be kind to you. Hugs from Hawaii, Jeri Hebrews 4 ~. v10 - for anyone who enters God's rest also rests from their works, just as God did from his.
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Rediscovering My Childhood
  That's me on the left just seven days before my eleventh birthday...thirty-nine years ago. That was our new puppy Ilio at the time. Ilio means 'dog' in Hawaiian. Ha, ha. I loved that dog. You can see the tomboy there . My hair was usually long and never s...
That's me on the left just seven days before my eleventh birthday...thirty-nine years ago. That was our new puppy Ilio at the time. Ilio means 'dog' in Hawaiian. Ha, ha. I loved that dog. You can see the tomboy there. My hair was usually long and never stayed neat. I look at this photo and all ...
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How to Declutter the Soul
photo from tea time with my grandson Physical clutter causes me to hold my breath. I am now becoming aware of the many other things that clutter my soul. The random thoughts that speed in and out of my mind. The ping-pong emotions that accompany those disor...
Physical clutter causes me to hold my breath. I am now becoming aware of the many other things that clutter my soul. The random thoughts that speed in and out of my mind. The ping-pong emotions that accompany those disorderly thoughts. The indecisiveness that brings chaotic dilemma.
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My Journey to Rest brings Finding Spiritual Whitespace
"Finding spiritual whitespace isn't about carving out an hour of time to escape the things that stress us out. It's the opposite. It's getting away from everything we do to distract ourselves from all the hidden pieces - in order to nurture our soul." ~ Bon...
God had been helping me revisit some parts of my little girl years. The parts that were jumbled up in my memory. Moments that bring back the kind of heart hurt that feels semi-fresh. The last time I went through a remembering like this, I was 20 and expecting our second son.
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Take It In :: PhotoJournal
An impromptu family park day. Well, it was only a few hours and it was a blast. Not the noisy out loud kind of 'a blast'. But, the fun and relaxing kind that fills you. After, I took these, I joined in the basketball silliness and fun. Happy Weekend everyon...
An impromptu family park day. Well, it was only a few hours and it was a blast. Not the noisy out loud kind of 'a blast'. But, the fun and relaxing kind that fills you. After, I took these, I joined in the basketball silliness and fun. Happy Weekend everyone. May you find many moments to take in ...
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Finding God's gifts of joys and wonders in my everydayness
Introduction
Life can be messy and chaotic. So, I'm learning to slow flow and find gratitude in the dailies. I love to capture and share through photos and through writing. Glad to meet you here. 

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I'm a wife to my best friend David, hang out with my Big Dog all day, mom to 2 adult sons, and Yaya to the smartest and cutest lil man.
Education
  • Online Photography Classes
    Digital Photography, present
    Kim Klassen, Darrah Parker, Xanthe Berkeley
  • Life Breakthrough Academy
    Biblical Life Coach, 2012 - 2012
  • Wellness Forum Institute
    Plant-based Nutrition, 2011 - 2011
  • e-Cornell
    Plant-based Nutrition, 2010 - 2010
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