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.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Thinking of blogg’n is stretching my nogg’n tonight.
Long “ta do” list going in my head and is written in part on at least 9 pieces of paper, that are strewn through out this house.   That would somewhat accurately attest to my mental state. 

Things in boxes with the word “important” written across the tape.  Some filled with pictures and promises packed away; neatly incase they might one day be needed or wanted remembering.  Many things waiting for the de-cluttering of soul.
Binning and bagging parts of my heart. Where is the wood chipper for the trees of paperwork? Printer fail.  Forgot that bloody ink cartridge again; perhaps i’ll just draw it on my skin.
Moving in and moving out.  God the ultimate space invader and atmosphere changer.  Needing fuel for the fire and wind for the soar.  Oil of Gladness to decrease the friction between the micro and macro.  All this to move... my mind, my thoughts, my will, my emotions, my heart, my soul, my body, my energy, my spirit. 

Abba guard my being all parts included.  Grant grace in transitions and mercy in travel.  You are God of the details and i need Your help.  amen.  

Monday, January 21, 2013

Odds and Ends.

Not sure of the pieces yet, the dust hasn’t settled and there is fire in the distance.

Thinking of a dream i had a few months ago where there had been a tornado and the back portion of my yard was blown away and i was able to see for miles.

Though the storm had been intense it was the importance of what remained.

I was standing and surveying with the awareness that there is no limit to His protection and to His Grace.

I might be a bit dusty however.......

Thankful that He remembers in Psalms 103: 14
“For He Himself KNOWS our frame; He is mindful that we are but dust.”-  actually, that was my morning read today.  Good chapter.

So feeling rather dusty and my sinus’s are reacting.  (Granted, Austin Mold allergies aren’t helping)

There’s enough packing and unpacking things right now.  

i think i’m gonna hold on to grace a bit further and get tangled in the Hem of His Garment.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Thursday, January 10, 2013

"Stay By Your Side" by Waterdeep (yes, Whit, this ones for you)

Yes, Whit, this one's for you....   rare i do some sorta, whimsical cheesy dedication.     This is NOT one of them..     This is because "some friendships are for keeps; pinky swear".

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Waterdeep - I'm afraid I'm not supposed to be like this

I'm grateful to the artisans that continue mining for the Gold on matters of heart. These guys have ministered to my Spirit so deeply.



The weather in the Spirit has felt Blustery of late.
This new year’s waking eye is both blurry and sandy from too much slumber and storm.
Wet and rainy strains on disjointed relationships.
Baroreceptors of Heart responding to atmospheric push - pull as well as contract - relax.
Cloudy swirls grey wisps of foggy thought. 
Electrical storm grounding the Reflex Arch. 
Expanding and recoiling this extended stretch of un-winding this body weathering.   - cathryn

I used to watch the weather channel a lot as a kid as I loved ocean storms.  
I know now as an adult, that some of my love of those storms was due to a Hyper- sensitivity to the atmospheric charges.  
(and NO, i do not need a helmet made from aluminum foil)     
Basically, my central nervous system is seemingly more acutely aware when certain types of ions are copious and that apparently happens when there is a Thunder Storm.  

My question, is “what did my body crave” to be out in one?  The Sense/Feeling i am aware of while it’s happening is “anticipatory joy” that makes me a bit jumpy and my thoughts begin to move quickly.    My Thought on it, is that the increase in (-) ions during the storm trigger an adrenaline effect (aka epinephrine); which is the precursor to a “fight or flight” response.  Things become clearer and i am no longer feeling brain sluggish.  My brain feels “re-booted” if you will pardon the computer analogy. 

There have been more than enough “sleepless nights” over the past few years, but when it is combined with 2 days of TEXAS SIZED THUNDERSTORMS and some coinciding facts of life stressors;  I’m wide awake.  

However, this time in some of this Spiritual/physical/mental/emotional electrical storm, i just sat back and observed it.  I also realized that it was a “Thin place” in the Spirit, where things were easily prayed out and hope felt more tangible despite its ambiguousness.  

I had always thought of the proverbial “thin places’ as a peaceful setting, where there is just a hint of wind and perhaps some birds chirping in the background for good measure.  This Time i was actually watching the Storm become a Thin Place to encounter God and how it can be furiously beautiful and a bit scary at the same time.
My heart cave can be quite the stormy space; but the risk of encountering God in that Storm is so worth it.  When i lean into the storm, i lean into Him and in Him there is rest.

Sunday, January 06, 2013

"I Believe" | Joshua Waller |

Sometimes... there are things that need to be said and are not...  
Sometimes... there are things that not only need to be said... they need to be Declared.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013


Ben, you always .....ALWAYS bring a smile to my face when you talk about Abba! i need to get this for traveling and listening in liminal spaces!

Rebecca's word on "Flutter".

I have some truly amazing Prophetically Perspicacious friends; one of them is Rebecca Heiskell.   

She is not only one of my dearest sisters on the planet; her aim can be scary accurate.  

Thanks Rebecca for consistently being a bringer of the Spirit of Revelation & Truth in a package of LOVE, that quickly slays the enemy of Hope.   

This is what she got from Abba while they were hanging out together in a prayer space:

"This year, when praying for a word from the Lord for the new year, I heard the word, “flutter.” Now the meaning of the word flutter doesn’t bring a pretty picture to mind, as the actual definition means, “To wave or flap rapidly in an irregular manner.” However accurate that may be of my walk with God, I knew that was not what He was trying to say. 
When the Father gives me a “word”, it isn’t as cut and dry as a simple definition. A word from God, for me, is more of a process. It is the combination of applying an aspect of His character, looking in the Scripture and paying close attention to my surroundings. I knew that “flutter” had to do with His grace, because that is what He had been teaching me, and last week, an unusual thing happened. A very large eagle was sitting in the middle of the road on the way to see our kids. Now when you put “flutter” with “eagle”, a wonderful thing happens when you seek it out in the Scripture. 
“As an eagle that stirs up her nest, that flutters over her young, He spread abroad His wings and He took them, He bore them on His pinions. “ Deuteronomy 32:11
Last year many of us experienced a change that led us into a place of nesting and being fed. But this year, is a year of flying. It is a year of destiny. When an eagle flutters or hovers over her young, she is showing them the strength of her wings. The wind literally drives them from their nest, because a nest isn’t their destiny, because they were meant to fly. If you focus on the fluttering of the eaglets, it will definitely look like “waving and flapping in an irregular manner.” But if you focus on the Eagle, soaring underneath, and catching the babies when they fall, and rising with them again to release them, then you get a picture of the freedom of finding our destinies in Him
There is a movie that Kansas was saying was prophetic for the new year, and little did she know, Michael was telling us that we needed to watch it too, and we did. There was a powerful truth in it. 
“Everyone and Everything is interconnected in the universe. Stay pure of heart and you will see the signs. Follow the signs and you will find your destiny. “ 
Our destiny lies in trusting God in His abilities, not ours, and the Eagle eye perspective from that trust will guide us to people and places that we are meant to find. This is your year to soar. Don’t be afraid to try your wings.
Happy New year! Tim and Rebecca"

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Lucy Kaplansky - "Scavenger" (Official Video)

This is one of my all time favorite singer/storyteller; amongst her many other talents of heart and mind.
Thanks for all the deep waters Lucy!
Not only did this have me sobbing, I wanted to share it with a few hearts that straining right now.   it's a big Amen.