Live the Rising…

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original artwork from the heart of j

Praise God…each in his own way…throughout this holy day…

With song or dance or silent prayer…arms and heart lifted up in the air…

Celebrating the freedom He has gifted to you…

Through the death of His Son and a love so true.

Live thanksgiving…live the Rising!

Buzzing of Bee Thoughts…

 

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The buzzing of bee thoughts…humming in the head…

prevent living the glory of the present moment…

with stings of future and past.

The soft gentle rain that hinders the bees’ busyness…

is the mist of fine grace received that quiets the hum…

when all I think, do, or say is brought to Him…

who is the honey of our peace.

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you.  Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid. ” John 14:27

In the Gooey, Gummy, Messy, Marvelous…

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Find God in the everyday…

In the midst…in the muck..in the ups…in the downs…

Believing in Him is not some form of escapism that takes us away from the richness of the everyday.

It is here, alleluia, we find Him…

In the now of today…in the all of life with us.

Yes, find God today in the everyday…in the midst…

In the gooey, gummy, messy, marvelous of the day…

For it is through Him, with Him, in Him in the unity of the Holy Spirit…

All glory and honor be yours almighty Father forever and ever…

In the everyday…in the midst…in the gooey, gummy, messy, marvelous of THIS day.

Live the SHOCK…

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God has put “timelessness” in our hearts…

Let us live this SHOCK in the midst…

of the time constrained culture we walk in…

How will you live the timelessness this day?

I have considered the task which God has appointed for men to be busied about.  He has made everything appropriate to its time, and has put the timeless into their hearts, without men’s ever discovering, from beginning to end, the work which God has done. ” Ecc3: 10-11

Lighting a Holy Lamp…

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In the morning…When I begin to wake…it happened again…

That feeling that you, beloved, had stood over me …all night long…keeping watch…

that feeling…

that as soon as I began to wake….

you put your lips to my forehead and lit a holy lamp…

inside my heart.     – Hafiz

Unlocked doors and Opened Windows…

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Jesus Christ walks even through our locked doors…

to bring us Peace.

He throws open wide the windows…

and our hearts are enlarged with the Gift of the Holy Spirit…

Making us all brothers and sisters in Christ.

May the Holy Spirit pierce our hearts and may His love pour forth…

And may this Love become a wellspring for others.

Happy Pentecost to all…Come, Holy Spirit, Come and enkindle a fire in the hearts of the faithful!

The Beauty of Becoming…

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Have you ever looked into the eyes of others and seen the beauty of their becoming?

A beauty intertwined with the reality of their brokenness?

For grafted to Love eternal, brokenness is but the sap of transformation.

His gaze upon us penetrates the masks of the false self and draws us into the becoming.

Will you meet His gaze?

In the Midst…

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Why wait until tomorrow…

to live the rising in the dying?

And how can we live the rising in the dying of (you fill in the blank: chronic illness, terminal illness, failed marriage, financial ruin, addictions, depression, the toxic stuff of life)?

By offering praise and thanksgiving…

IN THE MIDST.

For we exist to be the praise of His glory…

and we live the rising in the dying with a heart-knowing of the Resurrection.

Why wait until tomorrow…

to live the rising in the dying?

“We were indeed buried with him through baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might live in newness of life.  For if we have grown into union with him through a death like his, we shall also be united with him in the resurrection.Rom 6:4-5