Blogging is a Moving Meditation.

BLOGGING as a MOVING MEDITATION: Liminality's thin passage untangles as it weaves, fits in the ineffable nooks and crannies of my heart's prayer wall, like the cracks in pavement, mile markers on the road, windblown whimsical napkin poems written in eyeliner.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Emergent Church movement PBS Religion and Ethics News Weekly

hmmmmm looks like things are getting noticed... take a gander....
my hand is over my mouth.... (well sorta)

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Yesterday's Semi-tornado


Ok- here is a pic that some one took of the storm that went thru Austin last night.
Phil and I were at Derek & Amy's when it hit.... (12:30 AM) We had come back from looking at a house that Phil and i are considering buying! Soooooooooo - we're just hanging out talking - and i was doing some triage on Derek's eye- when all of a sudden we heard the hail banging hard! Next thing we know... the winds were ripping through and the windows were rattling! It was INTENSE! As soon as it was over Derek and i went on a little RECON to see what happened- and it really was a sight! Derek kept ribbing me that it had to do with Phil and I moving to Austin and the Atmospheric Shifts in the Heavenlies! I Ain't taking the blame...! I said semi-tornado, because according to the news- the way the trees were twisted at the top... they think it was a tornado that hovered just above the treetops but didn't touch down! So much for our second week in Austin! Things are "a shifting"!
Just thought i'd share it with ya all....
blessings.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Moving ON......



Well to say Texas sun is more than verbs can describe is... a bit of an understatement..........

God is more than good and things are shifting... battles waging ..... and freedom coming. Just read my buddies Steve's post on the charismatic bent on thing... John Crowder taking center stage.!
Steve has really the gift of a heart mediator .......... He is willing to expose the stuff that .... might NOT be the accepted. It is that pastoral place.... of Shepherd..... (yes i'm being sideways prophetic Steve)................ it's the place of encountering Jesus on the Emmaus Road.... where Jesus "appeared to them in a form" they had NOT known.
It was a place of power and Rez! A place that they were LOOKING for a ruler of governments - but found one that wanted to Eat and Fellowship with them........ He came in a form that they were un-aware.... guess God really wants to rattle our cage on levels..... shake up our judgements and thought processes - to get a better glimpse of HIM ... and HiS Glory.... but for some it is a Saul encounter... where one that thought he was religious and according to Jesus.. when Paul/Saul asked "who" he was... responded--- "it is Jesus whom you have persecuted. ..................."- and i would add... giving me a tad of religious freedom.... Crucified.

guess i would ask ...(As A good emergent...or Jew....)
Where is it... that in our boxes or perceived freedom.... that we have persecuted the very freedom that He came to breath?
Not to get all Greek or something... on ya.... but is our "Epiginosko" based strictly on our understanding or subjective awareness of His Grace...... ? I'm using the general template here.... and not touching the nuances of personal revelation....

Just wondering .... in this Idolatrous narcissistic and fallen space.... do we NOT perceive God fully....?

Granted - I am coming against the doctrine ... that we have arrived... semi- vicariously............ to any and all understanding of Abba and Love.......
It really is the space of "minding the gap"..... to have the awareness to "step over" into greater freedom... (not so much Higher understanding)..........but more if a Divine Exchange - one Kingdom for another...
Guess / hypothesis is "do we base or bias God" .... on our limited understanding of Grace and Glory?

Is or ARE..... OUR understanding of God's breath.... based upon our finite ... contending for omnipresent thought...limited to what we perceive as rational.

I want my blind eyes to see... and my deaf ears to hear..... and only in the fullness of Resurrection Power... is that actually made manifest.

in cryptic form... written... but full love felt......
Lovingly,
cathryn

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

UPDATE - Austin...



Well it's been too busy to post diddly!!! But the house is in SEMI- order.... after the SEMI came with all our stuff....
We finally have NET- CABLE & PHONE...... which took a few days.. (well um more than a few days...) but that is the other reason for lack of posting! I could get to NET a bit... if i stood on the top porch in a precarious position and made sure i didn't sneeze or blink.... but it would go in and out..... anyways!

DnA came over the other night and we had our first official feast..... (i didn't count the "take outs" - AKA "take away" dinners)- cuz i finally got to cook! Funny though.. cuz of the situation of looking for a house to buy and limited time here... we didn't unpack the entire kitchen.... so it was a bit of a Hodge podge .... per serving equipment. Feels like POSH Camping of sorts..!!!!!

The space is cool... however the rooms are small for our stuff... so there are 2 rooms stacked to the top with boxes and furniture - it's pretty funny when ya look at it...

Feeling a bit more Released and flowing more... not so compressed from the stress of the actual move now it's more of logistics & didactic stuff that needs addressing.
But it's been a full week ... and my heart is missing those of "ya all" who are in NC! But there are phone calls, skype, ichat, video and all that good techno stuff.....
Since we lived "so far out in Julian NC" anyways... most of us did that anyhow!

Alright... will try and be better at posting.... LOL..... might need some lessons from Andrew!
Blessings - Ahava & Shalom!