Then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my Beloved, my Chosen; listen to him!” —Luke 9.35 Set aside what you believe. Listen to him. What is he saying to you, in this moment? Let go of what you think: what do you hear? Become a calm meadow and wait for the breeze of God to whisper. Wait for a small bird to settle and sing. Reading the texts, saying your prayers, silence your thoughts. Shut out the preacher, listen for a fainter voice, from so deep within it's from beyond, purer than words, the voice that wants you, loves you, creates you. The voice may surprise you, contradict or confuse, but it will shine with light from beyond all death. Listen for the voice that calls you from your tomb into the light. The breeze stirs, the small trees bend.Deep Blessings, Pastor Steve
__________________Steve Garnaas-HolmesUnfolding Lightwww.unfoldinglight.net
from the movie The Shape of Water
Thanks to Marj Adams for submitting this beautiful poem!
Chuckles and Giggles
A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five and six year olds. After explaining the commandment to 'Honour thy father and thy mother,' she asked, 'Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?' Without missing a beat, one little boy answered, 'Thou shall not kill..'
M U S I N G S
Memories on Turning 70
By Chuck Page
Aye, ‘tis true
Seventy years have come and gone
And I’ve seen their skies from dusk and dawn
Ah yes, I remember them well
God’s there, you know
In the darkest night
The misty morn
And the eagle’s flight.
Prayers being answered
Thoughts being heard
God’s here, you know
Just a heartbeat away
Only a breath beyond
A mere thought apart.
Chuckles and Giggles
CHURCH SERVICES OF THE FUTURE
PASTOR: "Praise the Lord!"
PASTOR: "Will everyone please turn on their tablet, PC, iPad, smart phone, and Kindle Bibles to 1 Cor 13:13.
And please switch on your Bluetooth to download the sermon."
"Now, Let us pray committing this week into God's hands.
Open your Apps, BBM, Twitter and Facebook, and chat with God"
"As we take our Sunday tithes and offerings, please have your credit and debit cards
"You can log on to the church wi-fi using the password 'Lord909887. ' "
The ushers will circulate mobile card swipe machines among the worshipers:
Those who prefer to make electronic fund transfers are directed to computers and laptops at the rear of the church.
Those who prefer to use iPads can open them.
Those who prefer telephone banking, take out your cellphones to transfer your contributions to the church account.
The holy atmosphere of the Church becomes truly electrified as ALL the smart phones, iPads, PCs and laptops beep and flicker!
Final Blessing and Closing Announcements...
This week's ministry cell meetings will be held on the various Facebook group pages where the usual group chatting takes place. Please log in and don't miss out.
Thursday's Bible study will be held live on Skype at 1900hrs GMT. Please don't miss out.
You can follow your Pastor on Twitter this weekend for counseling and prayers.
God bless you and have nice day!
Published in The Window Oct 2013