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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Distorted Desires and the Rhythms of Grace!

In Formation, Freedom, Marriage, Purpose and Meaning, Uncategorized by BizgaineyLeave a Comment

“I have been, madam, a wicked creature, as you and all flesh and blood are.” –Shakespeare

These words of Shakespeare sound like the Hebrew prophet, Jeremiah, who said, “The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who knows how bad it is?”

Our desires – in and of themselves – are not bad, sinful or unnatural.  They are God-given and, when aimed toward God, they produce amazing outcomes. I believe, for example that all of humanity share at least three fundamental desires,

The Desire for
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Moments of Awakening: Moment #1, Grime Ridden Grace Filled

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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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