My brain is abuzz with a billion thoughts. I sit in church and feel “Run away!” The seats are uncomfortable, my neck hurts, everything happens sooooooooo slow.
But, I feel a subtle calmness, a rest, a peace, even as my kids are driving me crazy and my body hurts, I feed an underlying and overlying (and side-planar-lying?) assurance.
The spirit is here, these things are true. I must learn to wait, to be patient as I am slowly spiritually fed. To accept my emotional and physical pain, to be still and know that God is aware of my pain, and if I just wait, I’ll make it back to him, I’ll overcome my flaws.
Peace, be still. Wait. Persevere. Accept.
Be still and accept that God is in control of every facet, pain anxiety, timing, and those little measures of strength that are just enough to sustain me.
Stillness. Surrender. Acceptance. Patience.
Be willing to believe new things based off of new evidence (spiritual or physical). If not, why have beliefs at all? If you aren’t willing to change your mind, then you are doomed to the semi-random set of beliefs you begin with. Your thinking does not define reality nor does it change it. So, you should allow reality to define your beliefs.
Your thinking does not define reality nor does it change it. So, you should allow reality to define your beliefs.
That can include information received through the five senses, and through listening to the spirit. Be willing to believe, or your knowledge is doomed to the die roll of beliefs you get at birth, through the biased opinions of others, and the random quirks of your own mind and personality.
I like sitting on a couch listening to my religious leaders speak. (Not a big fan of the over 50 years old long-voweled choir, however.) I feel like sleeping I’m so relaxed.
It’s not exciting, it’s not full of world-shattering revelations, but to hear these men and women speak of the spiritual experiences they’ve had, it creates an opportunity for the Holy Spirit to speak directly to my spirit, so I can know that what they say is true. Even if I don’t have hundreds of notes, and fantastic revelations for my life, this feeling is great.
Even if I don’t have hundreds of notes, and fantastic revelations for my life, this feeling is great.
To reach the Beyond that lies Beyond this reality, to touch it, to feel it, to know it. That is enough.
I may doubt my own existence, but I don’t doubt the truthfulness of the eternal plan of god.
Life’s short, so learn to hear the voice of eternity.
I’m writing a website review for a church-related project. Why do our websites have to suck? Can’t we do mo’ betta’? Just every step of the way, ask “What does the user want/expect?” And then design it for them.
Don’t design it for yourself. Or in the easiest/cheapest way. Do things right the first time. You do not make a website to make a place for content or advertise a product. You make a website to fill a need.
In fact, that’s why we should do everything, to fill a need.
Life is a test, right? Or is it just testing us? I think there’s more than just a test. Something to learn. A test is to test prior learned knowledge, right? Well, I don’t remember what I knew before this life. Therefore, this isn’t a test.
This is a workshop.
It’s good that writing books is so hard. Many of the most worthwhile things in life are hard. Overcoming flaws is hard. Maintaining relationships is hard.
Becoming more than you are is hard. Keeping everything from falling into chaos (as everything naturally will) is hard.
But it is certainly possible to overcome. Patience and diligence. It’s not easy to do anything worthwhile. Push until you make it.
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