One Reliable Way to Notice Our Knowable God!

In Contemplation, Culture, Spiritual Formation by Bizgainey2 Comments

A God who is unnoticeable in the world is one who is unknowable to its people.  I fear we exist in a culture in which God is no longer noticeable.  If my fear is on target, the realities are life-shaking.

Perhaps I am wrong.

Maybe God is noticeable.

A question might help us both personalize and consider His notice-ability:

How often have you been aware of God’s presence within the last 24 hours?

Once?

Twice?

Can’t recall any moments?

If you can’t recall any moments, you are, in all likelihood, …
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Word/Quote of the Week — Surrender and Emily Dickinson

In Poetry, WORD OF THE WEEK by Bizgainey1 Comment

 SURRENDER

A poem by Emily Dickinson

Doubt me, my dim companion!

Why, God would be content

With but a fraction of the love

Poured thee without a stint.

The whole of me, forever,

What more the woman can, —

Say quick, that I may dower thee

With last delight I own!

It cannot be my spirit,

For that was thine before;

I ceded all of dust I knew, —

What opulence the more

Had I, a humble maiden,

Whose farthest of degree

Was that she might,

Some distant heaven,

Dwell …
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Moments of Awakening: Moment #1, Grime Ridden Grace Filled

In Uncategorized by Bizgainey7 Comments

That which holds your heart holds your life.  Poets express this sentiment when they  write of love, hope and beauty.  The Outlet, from Dickinson beautifully portrays love captured longing to be captured (read here, http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/outlet-162).

The media is captivated by this reality as well. Once Upon a Time, a television program I enjoy explores this through an evil queen. The queen takes control of others by reaching inside their chest and extracting their heart. When the queen has your heart, she has you in her control. In this case it …
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