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

Whack-A-Mole…

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Doing good…doing fine…

oops it’s whack-a-mole time.

Illness, relationships, the stuff of life…

We all live our own particular strife.

Doing good…doing fine…

oops, it’s whack-a-mole time.

The mallet comes, we fall to the ground…

but by His strength we soon abound.

Doing good…doing fine…

oops it’s whack- a- mole time.

We can choose to focus on the whacking of the mole…

Or the grace of purification that makes us whole.

Doing good…doing fine…

oops it’s whack-a-mole time.

When “splat with stuff” offer a sacrifice of praise…

a grateful heart that fills the day.

Doing good…doing fine…

Is it whack-a-mole time?

No, doing good…doing fine…

it’s Resurrection time.

(Dedicated to all who struggle with chronic illness)

“In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. ” 1 Thes 5:18

The Now of the Day…

Why dumpster dive in the past…

when you can wade in the streams of living water today?

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Why slow down the journey with suitcases of unnecessary…

when the Master has offered to carry your bags?

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Today, the present, the now… is the gift to live.

Enjoy the now of the day and relish the treasures within.