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.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Blessed Resurrection Day...... leave the inhibitions of this Earthly plane and Inhabit HIM as He Inhabits US!

Cool version. Love the Landscape! Reminds me of Live in God- unrestrained, passionate.... unapologetically breaking traditions.
Shalom, and have a fully blessed Resurrection Day! Inhabit Incarnation.......... it Inhabits us.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

The Italian Man Who went to Malta.

Some things crack me up..... Greg Garrett showed me this a while back..... 'bout time i posted it.... Gotta love accent confusion!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Freight Train in Austin.... Bruce Springsteen.

so last night was a wonder......... I just enjoyed it to the fullest........ Great seats, cool people next to us, chilled and intense all in the mix. BRUCE IS A FREIGHT TRAIN.......... no other words. Once he starts, there is no getting off that ride. He even did a magnificent version of YOUNGSTOWN.... usually play acoustic.... it was stunning.
Considering the economy- that song is a tribute to a lil town in OHIO... that went thru hell and back- "my sweet Jenny i'm sink'in down" is the name of the Blast Furnace at Youngstown Steelworks. To me ... even though the rest was amazing, the version of that...... is etched in my mind, or steel burned into my fibers.
When i'm 60, i still want to be able to rock that hard!

Sunday, April 05, 2009

THE BOSS - in Austin Tonight!

Some things are just in your geographic DNA.... and this would be one of those things! Growing up in NJ and having a grandmother that had a bungalow @ the Jersey Shore often meant sunburn and trouble. I grew up in Bloomfield, NJ- just 15 miles or so, from NYC. I never really counted the miles - just googled the information... but trying to get into Down Town Manhattan on a Friday night, 15 miles didn't matter, cuz with traffic it could take 2 hours and that was on a good night or leaving early enough, not to have it matter.

Having NYC as NJ's big brother of sorts, kept most chips off shoulders, however, that didn't quite happen with Bruce Springsteen - with all "brother's" there is rivalry and when Bruce entered any NYC bar or club to play, he usually blew the other contenders off the stage.

One of the first Albums i owned was "Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J." (which was ranked number 379 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "500 greatest albums of all time") Damn! i wish i had that now!
Some of us - still know about UPSTAGE @ Asbury Park and i think it sucks that it was torn down, but thankfully, Bruce stuck a lil memo on his Album in remembrance - Prophetic even then. (hence, the picture.)

However, seeing him at "what was formally known as" THE GARDEN STATE ART CENTER... was amazing, since when he played NJ it was special and you could tangibly feel his heart singing to "home".

So tonight i get to hear "The Boss" play in Austin! - I wanted to blog it, cuz to me it's special and a bit of my roots. My hubby rocked by getting tickets for my Valentine's Day gift! Yes, the boy knows my love language! (thanks dear, i don't know how i'm gonna top that one, but .... well see.... LOL MUAH!)

anyway, still love "Jersey Girl" due to the "down the shore" reference.... in Jersey, you didn't "go to the beach" you went "down the shore", no matter where you were in geographical position to it..... Go figure... - but here are the lyrics.... THIS JERSEY GIRL....... is gonna have some fun tonight!

JERSEY GIRL........................
I got no time for the corner boys
Down in the street making all that noise
Or the girls out on the avenue
`cause tonight i wanna be with you
Tonight i'm gonna take that ride
Across the river to the jersey side
Take my baby to the carnival
And i'll take her on all the rides

`cause down the shore everything's all right
You and your baby on a saturday night
You know all my dreams come true
When i'm walking down the street with you

Sha la la la la la la
Sha la la la la la la la la
Sha la la la la la la
Sha la la la i'm in love with a jersey girl

You know she thrills me with all her charms
When i'm wrapped up in my baby's arms
My little girl gives me everything
I know that some day she'll wear my ring
So don't bother me man i ain't got no time
I'm on my way to see that girl of mine
`cause nothing matters in this whole wide world
When you're in love with a jersey girl

Sha la la la...

I see you on the street and you look so tired
I know that job you got leaves you so uninspired
When i come by to take you out to eat
You're lyin' all dressed up on the bed baby fast asleep
Go in the bathroom and put your makeup on
We're gonna take that little brat of yours and drop her off at your mom's
I know a place where the dancing's free
Now baby won't you come with me
`cause down the shore everything's all right
You and your baby on a saturday night
Nothing matters in this whole wide world
When you're in love with a jersey girl

Friday, April 03, 2009

Bible 21- first post, and lil nudge....

Ok ya all, here is a bit of the inside scoop..... and i'll post more details later...... but.........................
next weekend...... you know, Rez weekend..................
in the Czech Republic, ---------- the Bible will be read on national radio..... for like .......... ummmmmmmmmm
First Time! One of our dearest is Sasha Flek has worked 16 years on this project to get the literal Word out-
When i say Worked........ like in Translating ...... (bless him........ eeeeesh! what a task) - to get the Bible in Common Language Czech! That is the tid bits........ but here is a copy and paste - news post on it!..... yeah, i'll get the techno stuff on the link stuff later..... but here is the Juice!--------------- i'm sure those Google savvvvvvvvvy....... will find all the links and such....... but this is just tap tap tapping S.O.S version on it.... dot. dot. dash ......... dash. xo cat

Modern Czech translation of the Bible appears after 17 years of work

[02-04-2009 13:42 UTC] By Jan Richter
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A new translation of the Bible into modern-day Czech hit the bookshelves on Wednesday. The New Testament was actually published a decade ago, though only now have translators managed to complete the Old Testament. Alexandr Flek, the head of the team behind “The Bible – a 21st Century Translation”, explains why the new Czech translation of the Bible has been created.
Photo: CTK “We belong to a generation of people who were not raised in the Christian faith, and we are not very familiar with the language of the existing Bible translations that were quite archaic. The only available translations were the beautiful Bible Kralická, or the Bible of Kralice, from 1613, which is very much like the English King James Version – beautiful, very lusty language, very precise translation, but its language was of course very incomprehensible, as it was 400 years old. The only other alternative was the Czech ecumenical translation which came into existence in the 1970s. This translation is more understandable but for today’s people, it’s still difficult to understand, especially now, 20 years later, when for example my children had a very difficult time reading the children’s bible based on this translation. So this is why we started to work on a new translation 17 years ago.”
Alexandr Flek, photo: CTKThat’s quite some time. What are the major concerns when translating a text such as the Bible?
“The two concerns with every new Bible translation are accuracy and readability, or communicativeness. So we are of course building on the existing translations; we are especially inspired by the Bible of Kralice which is beautiful in its literary approach. At the same time, of course, there are quite a few changes, especially in the Old Testament where we drew on the latest findings in the field of Biblical studies.”
What kind of reactions have you had from the readers, and especially from the Catholic Church? Do they like the new translation?
“Well, we first published the New Testament in our translation ten years ago and it became quite popular. The proof of the pudding is in the eating, and there are about 100,000 copies of the New Testament in circulation, so the reception in fact exceeded our expectations. When it comes to the complete Bible, it was just published yesterday but we have already had some very positive reviews from a whole range of Czech churches and various universities and seminaries, including Catholic and Protestant. And we also got some warm responses from the Jewish Community in Prague as well.”

Thursday, April 02, 2009

John Crowder coming to Austin!

Ok ya all, hand over heart, this is something your not gonna want to miss! First off i read John's book "The New Mystics" about 3 years ago, and LOVED IT......... i'm a bit of a Mystic so, for me it blessed my socks off. so, yeah, - love the thick teaching on it... - but ........ even more than that, he's been doing a Drunk'in Glory Fest of sorts round the country....... and it's edgy..... YES- i'm not gonna make a apology about it....... but it's got some Gold on it tooooooo! I'm a drinker, in the natural and in the Spirit- so to me...... this makes sense, cuz ya can't just do life in God with just your head. Jesus was radical and His first Miracle was turning water into wine. Well, since we are like 70% water, brain chemicals, and such, ----- i'd like Jesus to turn me into Wine! So come on out...... if your in Austin on :
Thursday, April 23, 2009 @ 7:00pm
Friday, April 24, 2009 @ 10:00pm
Brushy Creek Church
10700 Anderson Mill Rd, Suite 150
Austin, TX

also, our house is open for crashing, resting, thinking and just being during it.
we live right around the corner from the church.
Blessings ya all!
xo cat