Saturday, August 19, 2017

“Transfigurations: Transgressing Gender in the Bible” :Salon: Gender, the Bible and Us, Sept 9th, 2017: 6:30-9pm, Freehold, NJ



Salon: Gender, the Bible and Us
Saturday evening, September 9th: 6:30-9pm, Joanie and Loni’s House in Freehold, NJ


Come enjoy this one-person performance and lecture DVD,
hang out together, have a nosh, chat about this subject…


Peterson Toscano in his one-person play: “Transfigurations: Transgressing Gender in the Bible”:
I asked: who in the text is transgressing and transcending gender? I was shocked to discover some of the most important people, in the most important Bible stories, are gender non-conforming.

I believe this is an important, and potentially useful conversation;
and I hope you find it interesting!


The DVD is focused on Gender, in a Judeo-Christian biblical context.
Meanwhile, I believe this underlying conversation effects all of us.  
Would you like to talk about these kinds of issues:
  • How we do or do not fit comfortably into our Society’s gender roles; and
  • How do we deal with that, for ourselves? with others?
  • How has/does our Culture bend, influence our Gender experience and expression?
  • How does/can our Gender experience and expression bend, influence our Culture?

SO, regardless if you
  • identify as Queer or Trans
  • see the Bible as relevant to your life, or not.
Please come, invite your friends.

Let us know you plan to come, so we can plan, and update you on any changes of plan: Say you are coming on Facebook and/or contact me via email: Wendy
(If you need the address, let me know ; )




Tuesday, July 25, 2017

{Guest Post} Just because someone considers them to be weeds, doesn't make them worthless

{Guest Post} Michael R. Wolf
Originally written to "SLUG (St. Luke's Urban Garden)" list

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Last night, 4 fires were set at accumulations of stuff along the Burke-Gilman trail. They appear to (to most people's eyes) to have been piles of trash, including parts of chop-shopped (purportedly stolen) bikes. To other eyes, they were the accumulated belongings of unsheltered (FKA homeless) people.

As I biked home from Wallingford about an hour ago, I chatted with
* a news crew from KOMO 4 preparing to do a live news report, and
* 2 members of the Seattle Police Bomb Squad doing a fire investigation.

I get both sides of the issue. (Well, there are more than 2 sides, but these are 2 of them):

[Here's where it starts getting long. You can stop here if all you want is the "what".]

- People (of the unsheltered variety), by definition, have no shelter to store their "junk", and even if it appears as junk to us, if we were honest with ourselves, we have *many* times that amount. It's just hidden from view so it doesn't occur to us (or our neighbors) as "trash".

- People (of the sheltered variety), are frustrated at the increasing ugliness of the trash (NOT in double quotes) that overpowers the treasures inside, and a feeling of helplessness to make a difference as these accumulations grew over weeks and weeks.

(Notice that I started both of these points with the noun "People", not the adjectives "sheltered" or "unsheltered". That was deliberate.)

Since I don't have a crystal ball, I'm must speculatin'. Jus' sayin'. But I've also got some insights into both sides.

When I shared this news with Cannon Britt, her first words were "That's evil". And I agree. And.... after some discussion, she also acknowledged that she, too, feels frustrated at many of the activities that happen on (or near) St Luke's property. And.... she also *welcomes* these unsheltered people. Her feelings are both frustration AND welcoming.

To wit, I was sitting on the floor with the (very cute) little kids on Sunday when her "Children's talk" when she asked me (as the purported expert gardener) the (trick) question of "Which of these plants are weeds?", and I replied "Well... that depends on context. Some people would call of the plants, but they are pretty, too, so depending on the context they may not be considered weeds". That was, in fact the point of the "kid sermon" -- Just because someone considers them to be weeds, doesn't make them worthless. They're just out of place, or out of context. Her summary -- It's not wrong that people are camping on St Luke's property. It's wrong that there are not enough beds." That's a message (or reframing) the kids could get.

What's this got to do with SLUG, you may ask? Well, we're a COMMUNITY garden, and the COMMUNITY is learning how to coexist with itself. And the garden is part of that learning experiment. As frustrations flare up (pun intended), let's be a model for a good balance.

Canon Britt is good at being able to both welcome folks, but also to draw boundaries between acceptable and unacceptable behavior. I am not so great at that (yet), but I'm sure glad that she's around to model that kind of balance in her role as vicar (meaning "bishop's assistant in charge of a church or mission' - http://www.dictionary.com/browse/vicar) She's got a tough job straddling the roles of spiritual head of a mission church, and of the physical steward of the church's property. Tough job -- heart and head! (BTW... She's doing a great job!!!).

See you in the garden, along the Burke-Gilman trail (including the soon-to-be-completed "Missing Link"), and in the neighborhood....

Michael

P.S. As you might expect, I welcome a discussion. This is not a simple issue, so I don't expect that everyone will see it identically to me. And... I respect a respectful discussion (even if it's heated, passionate, or) as we live and learn.

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{Guest Post} Michael R. Wolf
MichaelRWolf@att.net - LinkedIn.com/in/MRWolf 
"All mammals learn by playing"






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Friday, June 9, 2017

Rest in God - a Meditation Workshop with Jesus - Wednesday, June 14, 2017; NJ Shore




In this Meditation Workshop, we will offer the opportunity to:

Say Hello to Jesus
  • Clear other's opinions about Jesus, get to know him deeper, in present time, for yourself.
  • Learn from Jesus spiritually, to shift into more Harmony with Jesus.  - some thoughts about Jesus here
Let Jesus lead you to Rest More Deeply in God 
Overall:
  • Learn and practice some basic meditation techniques.
  • Share your experience, if you choose, a couple times during this session.
  • Mostly, quietly enjoy sitting in a chair, letting go and experiencing your inner world. 

Details
  • 7:15 - 9:15pm 
  • Trinity Episcopal Church: 503 Asbury Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Is this workshop for you?
  • Jesus is available to you, regardless of your spiritual or religious background.
  • This workshop is targeted to folks from a Christian foundation, and ALL are welcome.
  • Whether this is your first or your millionth meditation, you can profit from this workshop.

Logistics
  • Space is limited. Please e-mail me that you are coming.
  • Freewill Donation - this workshop is usually $35, please give as you are led.  Half of all donations will to go to Trinity's Saturday Soup Program.  
  • Bring a snack to share if you would like - we will enjoy a break about half-way through the workshop.

    • You can come at 7:15 for workshop - come through parking lot, and enter silver and glass doors.  Come into hallway, turn left, room is on left.  I will arrive when Mass is over.
    • OR You can come at 6:30 for Worship/Mass (all are welcome) - come in main church (red) doors, to the chapel in the front right of church. 

      • Can’t make this?  Please join my infrequent newsletter, and I will invite you to future workshops in NJ and online.
      • Please invite your friends for this sweet and nourishing opportunity.
      • Plan ahead - check address, if you have questions or need assistance, contact me ASAP - I am not available after 6pm on Wednesday, I will be in church and then in the workshop.

      in Life, Wendy


      If you are not familiar with my ministry, here is a little info:


      Come unto me, all ye labouring and burdened ones, and I will give you rest, take up my yoke upon you, and learn from me, because I am meek and humble in heart, and ye shall find rest to your souls, for my yoke [is] easy, and my burden is light.’ - Matthew 11:28-30





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      Tuesday, April 18, 2017

      Let It BE: Powerfully Being-with What IS, with Mother Mary - NJ Shore Meditation Workshop


      Meditation Workshop - Wednesday, April 19th - 7:15 - 9:15pm
      at Trinity Episcopal Church: 503 Asbury Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712


       
      Say Hello to Mother Mary
      • Clear your own and other’s opinions; get to know Mary deeper, in present time, for yourself - as a friend, a guide, a model.
      • Learn from Mary spiritually: to REST and organically SHIFT into more Harmony with God, and who we are IN God.
      • Let Mary spiritually show us how to more easily Let Go, Let God, and BE with what IS:
        • * Experiencing the Reality of the Wholeness that we Are in God (which is a deep healing for us).
        • * Inviting blessings/gifts/fruit such as: Truth/Validation, Trust, Gratefulness, Forgiveness, Acceptance, Faith, True Certainty.

      In this Meditation, you will have the opportunity to:
      • Learn and practice some basic meditation techniques.
      • Share your experience, if you choose, a couple times during this session.
      • Mostly, quietly enjoy letting go and experiencing your inner world.


      Is this workshop for you?
      • This workshop is targeted to folks from a Christian foundation, and ALL are welcome.
      • Whether this is your first or your millionth meditation, you can profit from this workshop.

      Logistics
      • Space is limited. Please register on Facebook, or PM me that you are coming.
      • Freewill Donation - this workshop is usually $35, please give as you are led.  All donations will to go to Trinity's Saturday Soup Program.  (Cash or a check made out to Trinity Church)
      • Bring a snack to share if you would like - we will enjoy a break about half-way through the workshop.

      • You can come at 7:15 for workshop - come through parking lot, and enter silver and glass doors.  Come into hallway, turn left, room is on left.  I will arrive when Mass is over.
      • OR You can come at 6:30 for Worship/Mass (all are welcome) - come in main church (red) doors, to the chapel in the front right of church. 

      • Can’t make this?  Please join my infrequent newsletter, and I will invite you to future workshops in NJ and online.
      • Please invite your friends for this sweet and nourishing opportunity.
      • Plan ahead - check address, if you have questions or need assistance, contact me ASAP - I am not available after 6pm on Wednesday, I will be in church and then in the workshop.

      in Life, Wendy

      If you are not familiar with me and my ministry, here is a little info:
      • After a similar workshop: "This was my first real encounter with Mary and it was encouraging. I’m amazed and delighted that I can actually visit with her.” - Lisa Agard, Seattle
      • Many years ago, I wrote this in my Christian-focused blog, a similar theme to this coming workshop: Forgiveness: Not by might nor by power, but by Spirit
      • Today, before I knew the theme for this workshop, I wrote in my blog for the general public: True Certainty and Humility as Friends


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      Friday, September 2, 2016

      Powerful theme of the Gospel of John: Jesus Sees Father doing and he does, Jesus Hears Father saying and he says


      Jesus says to them, My food is that I should do the will of him that has sent me, and that I should finish his work.
       John 4:34



      Jesus therefore answered and said to them, Verily, verily, I say to you, The Son can do nothing of himself save whatever he sees the Father doing: for whatever things he does, these things also the Son does in like manner. John 5:19


      I am able to do nothing of Myself. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is just, because I do not seek My will, but the will of the One having sent Me. John 5:30


      because I have come down out of the heaven, not that I may do my will, but the will of Him who sent me. John 6:38


      So Jesus told them, "My message is not my own; it comes from God who sent me..." John 7:16


      I have many things to say and to judge concerning you, but he that has sent me is true, and I, what I have heard from him, these things I say to the worldThey knew not that he spoke to them of the Father.  Jesus therefore said to them, When ye shall have lifted up the Son of man, then ye shall know that I am [he], and [that] I do nothing of myself, but as the Father has taught me I speak these things.  And he that has sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, because I do always the things that are pleasing to him.  John 8:26-29


      I don’t speak on my own authority. The Father who sent me has commanded me what to say and how to say it. And I know his commands lead to eternal life; so I say whatever the Father tells me to say.” John12:49-50


      Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.”
      Jesus replied, “Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and yet you still don’t know who I am? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father! So why are you asking me to show him to you? Don’t you believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words I speak are not my own, but my Father who lives in me does his work through me. Just believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me. Or at least believe because of the work you have seen me do.
      “I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father..." John 14:8-12


      He that loves me not does not keep my words; and the word which ye hear is not mine, but [that] of the Father who has sent me. John 14:24 


      "... But that the world may know that I love my Father, and just as my Father has taught me, so I have done. Rise up, let us depart from here.” John 14:31


      Monday, June 6, 2016

      This is love: we lay down our lives for our friends

      (this post is my response to this useful post: How Orthodoxy Wages War Against Orthopraxy (And Causes Us All To Miss The Point) by Michael Green)

      Personally,
      I do care not at all about orthodoxy, or about 'right' thought-beliefs
      ... Except how they affect our Practice and Experience of:
      - the Presence of God,
      - the Reign-Kingdom of Heaven,
      - our direct relationship, healing, filling, leading and maturing in the Living God.

      I'm not a fan of "attaching" to doing-thinking anything 'Right',
      rather
      - going in a direction that is useful to catch the scent of the direct, present-time leading of God, and
      - walking in the way I am led, best I can.

      From my perspective, this is the highest practice of,
      how we are IN and we Share Real Love:

      To Lay Down our Lives for our Friends...
      and for God, for ourselves, and for the evolution of All our Relations..

      We lay down our lives.

      We lay down our ego, our habits, and our identifications.

      We lay down all of God's promises and blessings.
      We lay down all the ways we want to impress people, and be a success.


      We lay down our lives.


      We lay down everything we think-believe

      We lay down everything that makes us, us - in our own concept of ourselves.
      We lay down our understanding of ourselves, of this world, of God, and of what we think God wants
      for us.


      We lay down our lives.


      We lay down our health and our illness, our wealth and our poverty, our wisdom and our folly, our worth and our worthlessness, our rightness and our humility.
      We lay down our relationships - our loves and our hates.
      We lay down how we wish the world was, how we think things should be, and the difference we want to make.

      We lay down our lives.
      Everything past, present and future - on and on I could list it all - we are called to lay it Down...


      We lay down our lives.
      And from here,
      - we can more and more see what the Father is Doing spiritually (in Heaven) - and we can begin to DO that on Earth.
      - we can more and more hear what the Father is Saying spiritually (in Heaven) - and we can begin to Say that here on Earth.
      (All this, just as Jesus did... but, in our own unique way, with our own unique call)

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      And from here,
      we run cross-ways to the powers and principalities of this World, sooner or later...
      This is always the way.
      God pays no mind to the petty beliefs and walls of the Authorities - whether they be Religious, Political, Cultural, Familial, etc.

      Matter of fact, Jesus seems to be doing an inordinate amount of healing On the Sabbath; neener-neener to religious sensibilities.
      And like Jesus, eventually, as we do as God calls us to do, we also end up in hot-water.

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      And from here, we go round again...
      we die daily - on a soul level.

      And (praise God) we also rise (on a soul level) in the Glory of God,
      to love and serve God and our neighbor
      ...
      There is no end to this practice.

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      This is love:
      we lay down our lives for our friends.

      It took me a long time to realize
      - it doesn't mean to please my friends, be nice to my friends, do what my friends want me to do.
      - it doesn't mean to be a happy-little-martyr, putting up with BS, letting people treat me like a doormat.
      - it doesn't mean to try to save them from themselves, from their lessons, from the pain of their challenges or from the pain of their Glory.

      Laying down our lives for our friends;
      Means:
      - Dying to flesh - to our physically-focused self; and
      - Rising in spirit - to our spiritually-focused self; and
      - Being constantly born again into:
      ... I AM Love - led Directly by God, more and more, in who we Be and what we Do
      ... the Way, Truth, Light, Life, Love... which shines through us more and more clearly into the world
      ... beholding and reflecting as a mirror the Glory of God, more and more into this world, from Glory to Glory...

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      Our friends may like it, or not.
      Our friends may judge and resist it, or not.
      Our friends may recognize and support us, or not.

      It doesn't matter whether our friends experience this as Love:
      - As we BE and DO Love - they are blessed.
      - As we follow the Living God, and become who we Really Are in God - they are blessed.
      - As the world shifts, and more and more come to maturity spiritually - they are blessed.

      Our friends, our families, our co-workers, our church-friends, our neighbors...
      may not recognize Love when they see it, or enjoy it when they experience it.
      They might think we are crazy, or mean, or (OMG ;) inappropriate!

      We can become ok with that
      ... fortunately, we are getting into the habit of dying-daily - so we can get unstuck from that.

      We have a choice, follow God
      or not (follow the World, the Flesh and the Devil :)

      - We can follow God and Actually Love our Neighbor.
      OR
      - we can have a shadow of Love, a pretense of Love, a striving to Love
         . . . we can do any other thing, follow any other way, and miss the mark.

      It may seem strange, but culturally we are not clear about what Love is, spiritually.
      We don't always rationally or emotionally or relationally grok Love.

      But as we lay down our lives, we start to expereince the wild ride of Love.
      And no one and nothing will ever be the same, again.
      Jesus did this, let us follow his lead.

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      this post has a similar theme, if interested: When we Follow God: Everything Must Go!

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      Tuesday, May 24, 2016

      Reading and hearing about spiritual reality is only a hint of the Real Thing

      I go on and on, talking about spiritual reality.
      Most of the time, folks don't know what I am talking about.
      We don't know, what we don't know.

      What is it like to not access spiritual reality?
      I just got this picture, which gives a small taste of it:
      It is like hearing about a great band, how sweet and powerful the music, how magnetic the musicians, how fun the concerts...

      What would it be like to hear from your friends about this amazing music
      - but never hear it yourself, because you can't hear music - any music.

      How would it feel to see the materials, read the song lyrics, immerse in the pictures, etc
      - but never be able to expereince the band - any band.

      Reading and hearing about spirit and spiritual reality is only a hint of the Real Thing,
      a finger pointing to the moon.

      Let us all more and more, intend, play, practice, learn to enjoy the Music, Dance and be moved at the Concerts!!

      Let's Hear, See, Touch, Savor the Delicious, Nutritious, Glorious music... of Spirit.

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      Tuesday, January 5, 2016

      Rest in God: with Master Jesus: Freewill Donation Meditation Workshop, January 10th, 6:30-9pm - private residence in Freehold, NJ




      In this Meditation Workshop, we will offer the opportunity to:

      Say Hello to Master Jesus
      • Clear other's opinions about Jesus, get to know him deeper, in present time, for yourself.
      • Learn from Jesus spiritually, to shift into more Harmony with Jesus. 
      Let Jesus lead you to Rest in God
      Overall:
      • Learn and practice some basic meditation techniques.
      • Share your experience, if you choose, a couple times during this session.
      • Mostly, quietly enjoy sitting in a chair, letting go and experiencing your inner world.

      Details:
      • Bring a snack to share if you would like.
      • Please tell your Friends.
      • Freewill Donation  - this workshop is usually $35, please give as you are led.  
      • Please register on Facebook, or e-mail me that you are coming. We will get you the address.
         
      in Life, Wendy

      Come unto me, all ye labouring and burdened ones, and I will give you rest, take up my yoke upon you, and learn from me, because I am meek and humble in heart, and ye shall find rest to your souls, for my yoke [is] easy, and my burden is light.’ - Matthew 11:28-30


      Willpower (flesh) OR Free Will & True Power (spirit) - choose


      Willpower is the best the world has to offer
      regarding how to get from here to there.

      Folks say they are blessed, healthy, wealthy, wise, fulfilled, successful...
      because of their willpower.
      But, I see willpower as a fool’s errand.

      From my perspective, all the hype about willpower leads to a dead end.
      We cannot run on willpower, forever - it runs out!
      WE wear out, we come to the end of our rope…

      Ultimately, running on willpower is
      running in the wrong direction,
      and using the wrong fuel.

      If we truly want to be love, joy, peace… in the world.
      If we truly want to be free,
      If we truly want to be true to ourselves, to our God, to our calling,
      If we truly want to be IN the world, but not OF the world…

      Then willpower has our eyes on the wrong prize.
      And the fruit will not be delicious or long-lasting.

      I could go on and on - because the world has us hypnotized about this.
      Most of us are totally programmed to Strive under our own power - even in our spiritual lives…
      But there is hope

      2 distinctions really help us get back on track, I believe:
      Free Will and True Power.


      Instead of willpower, we Must get our Spiritual Free Will back

      We must get our free will back;
      back from where we squandered it, lost it, gave it away.

      We can get our spiritual authority back, from others, from religion, from social conventions, from media’s programming…

      We can establish spiritual dominion in our own space, taking our own choice back from our lovers, friends, parents, children, family, teachers…

      We can be spiritually the captain of our ship, no longer tossed around by our thoughts, our emotions, our impulses of survival, sexuality, control…

      We can get back our free will, to spiritually be ourselves, do our thing,
      and as we choose, to BE in alignment with our Source
      - our God, our Gifts, our Blessings, our Path…

      Before we get our free will back, spiritually we cannot follow God, we cannot do God’s will - we do not have choice - we are victims to someone else, something else.

      Spiritually, we Must get our Free will back, if we are to get free of the lie of willpower.
      Of course all this, by God's Grace, and our soul choice.


      Instead of willpower, we Must get our True Spiritual Power back

      We must get our Spiritual Power back;
      back from where we squandered it, lost it, gave it away.

      We can get our True Spiritual Power back, from others from religion, social conventions, media’s programming…

      We can be empowered in our own space, taking our energy back from our lovers, friends, parents, children, family, teachers…

      We can allow the spiritual force of the Universe, the River of Life, to flow through us, enliven and empower us, Truly.

      We can get back our True Spiritual Power to be ourselves, do our thing,
      and as we choose to ACT in alignment with our Source
      - our God, our Gifts, our Blessings, our Path…

      Before we get our True Spiritual Power back, we cannot spiritually follow God - we can only pretend,
      we cannot spiritually do God’s will - we can only act like it.

      We can only use force, striving, trying, effort
      until we line-up with God in our flow of True Spiritual Power

      Spiritually, we Must get our True Power back, if we are to get free of the lie of willpower.
      Of course all this, by God's Grace, and our soul choice.

      Blessings on your Unique Path!
      Wendy

      I just noticed, back in the Spring, I wrote about the necessity of getting out Free Will back, I hope you check it out!

      Friday, October 2, 2015

      {Guest Post) Where do we turn to get our needs met? to allay our fears?

      Guest Post: Jo Hilder

      The most compelling part of scripture for me is when Jesus is tempted in the wilderness by the devil in the gospel of Matthew, 4:1-11.

      Jesus addresses perhaps the most common fear responses of humanity.
      • I will starve. I need to feed myself.
      • I will get hurt. I need to stay safe.
      • I will be a nobody. I need to be somebody.
      We humans fear these three things - and work to contrive responses to these fears - at times to the point of obsession.
      All our resources are turned towards having these three basic needs met.

      Jesus was no different. He was human.

      The difference is Jesus was aware of His God-ness.
      And so the temptation came in the form of a seduction by darkness for Christ to use his God-ness to relieve his human fears, rather than simply trusting in God-source to take care of him.

      And likewise, I find myself misusing my own God-ness to allay my fears and meet my screaming, visceral needs, to feed my pride and self-esteem, to bed down my worry about being nobody and having nothing.

      Where God would have me trust in him to give provision, peace and community, 
      I would rather strive for them, build them, grapple for them and say I worked for them.
      Trusting seems too easy.

      Although we all know, in a society where "basic needs" includes a house worth several hundred thousand dollars and groceries worth hundreds of dollars a week, when many live on a dollar a day, it can be much harder to trust God than it sounds.

      Our darkness still pulls us towards listening to the fears of our soul.
      I do not have enough.
      I am unsafe and vulnerable.
      I am no one, and nothing.

      But the light calls us away from our fears.
      What we have or don't have, where we are or are not, who we are or are not, is no measure of our worth or value.

      Darkness says when we have all our needs met, our fears will leave us.
      It will be a kind of sign of our power, or of God's favor.
      But this isn't true. The wilderness is the wilderness. The wilds are the wilds.

      Jesus was forty days hungry.
      Jesus was exposed in the wilderness.
      Jesus was a nobody out there, in the wilds with nothing.

      The darkness left him when he answered his fears with truth.
      "I'm hungry, but I can't live just on bread, I need more than that to be truly fed.
      I'm unsafe, I can be hurt, I can even be killed out here, but testing God to save my life won't prove he exists to me.
      Nobody knows I'm here, yes, I am no one with nothing, but owning all the kingdoms and dominion over them won't make me their king."

      What do you need to truly fill your hunger?
      What would it take for you to feel completely secure and safe?
      What needs to happen before you feel like you're a someone who matters?

      There are two sets of answers for you.
      The answers of darkness, which our Jesus turned away from,
      and the answers of light, which he embraced.

      Which will you choose, and what does this mean for you?

      Selah, friends.
      Jo


      Guest Post: Jo Hilder
      Jo is an Australian writer, coach and speaker: website.
      She shepherds a highly-interactive & nourishing FB group: Free-range Christians.

      Thursday, August 27, 2015

      Align with God: with Master Jesus: Meditation Workshop in Asbury Park, NJ, September 9, 2015

      Align with God: with Master Jesus: Meditation Workshop 
      Wednesday, September 9th, 7:15 - 9:15pm
      at Trinity Episcopal Church, Asbury Park, NJ



      Say Hello to Master Jesus
      • Clear other's opinions about Jesus, get to know him deeper, in present time, for yourself.
      • Learn from Jesus spiritually, to shift into more Harmony with Jesus. 
      • Let Jesus show you how to more easily Let Go, and Let Spirit Shine! 
      Let Jesus lead you, Come into more Alignment with God
      • Open to more Blessings: your Light, your Truth, your Wisdom, your Unique Way.
      • Come more into Alignment with God.
      • Say YES to more Spiritual Cleansing, Communication and Blessings.
      In this Meditation, you will have the opportunity to:
      • Learn and practice some basic meditation techniques.
      • Share your experience, if you choose, a couple times during this session.
      • Mostly, quietly enjoy letting go and experiencing your inner world.
      Details:
      • Bring a snack to share if you would like.
      • Please tell your Friends.
      • Freewill Donation  - this workshop is usually $35, please give as you are led.  All donations will to go to Trinity's Saturday Soup Program(Cash or a check made out to Trinity Church)

      in Life, Wendy

      Please register on Facebook, or e-mail me that you are coming.
      then Come to:
      Trinity Church
      503 Asbury Avenue
      Asbury Park, NJ 07712
      • You can come at 7:15 for workshop - come through parking lot, and enter silver and glass doors.  Come into hallway, turn left, room is on left.
      • OR You can come at 6:30 for Worship/Mass (all are welcome) - come in main church (red) doors, to the chapel in the front right of church.

      Can't make this?  Maybe you can come previous Tuesday:
      Relationship with Your Source: Meditation Workshop in East Windsor NJ, Sept 8, 2015



      Tuesday, July 14, 2015

      Permission to Co-create: Being Pregnant with the Seed of God


      Watchman Nee was an amazing Chinese Evangelist.


       
      According to my favorite Christian teacher, Dr Bruce Morgan:
      Nee spoke of being pregnant with the vision - with what he co-created with God.
       

      Nee was in rural China, early-middle of last century - it was a big deal:
      he wanted a bicycle, it would help him a lot in ministry.


      He told the local boys: I am pregnant with a bicycle.
      Of course they laughed and joked - the pastor is pregnant!
      And of course the bicycle came ; )

      I like this picture of co-creation: 


      We are pregnant 
      with the possibilities 
      that God seeds within us...
       
      When we allow ourselves, to open to Life, to open to God's invitation/allowance: 

      we HAVE Permission!
      We can now say YES to Life, to God, and to our Dreams!
       

      We can now, boldy and powerfully:
      - ask and so we receive

      - seek and so we find
      - knock and so the door is opened to us.

      Together with God, we can bring these seeds of possibility into the world, we:
      - carry them to term 

      - birth them into the world, 
      - support them and watch them grow!



      FYI - I am a big fan of Nee, the way he followed God directly, his elephant-sized faith... even though I don't agree with him about many thought-beliefs ; )


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      About Watchman Nee:

      From a ministry that shares his work: Nee's Life and Ministry

      A short thing I wrote about Nee and one of his books (from years ago ; )



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