The Heartbeat of GodThe Heartbeat of God

Listening. for. the. Voice. of. God. The Lord called Samuel again, a third time. And he got up and went to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” Then Eli perceived that the Lord was calling the boy. Therefore Eli said to Samuel ...

Author: Katharine Jefferts Schori

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 9781594732928


Page: 242

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The presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church explores our human connections--with each other, with other nations, with the whole of our environment--and the intersections of faith with issues like poverty, climate change, the economy and healthcare.

The Mist Filled PathThe Mist Filled Path

I would simply walk and wander and listen for the heartbeat of God in the Celtic way of approaching life. I would listen for the heartbeat of God in the city. Listen I did. I also opened myself to the “signs” and found that the city is ...

Author: Frank MacEowen

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577317975


Page: 304

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In The Mist-Filled Path, Frank MacEowen shows how embracing the indigenous wisdom of Scotland and Ireland can lead to healing and transcendence. Using his own travels and teachings along with Celtic stories and myths, he explores ancient traditions, ecopsychology, the ancient mother, altars and hearths, Oran Mor (the Great Song), contemplation, and mysticism. The book tells how to draw on ancestral roots to find a personal spirituality that also works for the greater good.

Feasting on the WordFeasting on the Word

The second is that the rulership of Israel has passed or returned to YHWH and to all God's faithful, maybe even beyond the people of Israel. ... The monks of seventh-century Ireland had a practice of “listening for the heartbeat of God.

Author: David Lyon Bartlett

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664231040


Page: 480

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With the twelve-volume series Feasting on the Word, Westminster John Knox Press offers one of the most extensive and well-respected resources for preaching on the market today. When complete, the twelve volumes will cover all of the Sundays in the three-year lectionary cycle, along with moveable occasions. The page layout is truly unique. For each lectionary text, preachers will find brief essaysÂ--one each on the exegetical, theological, pastoral, and homiletical challenges of the text. Each volume will also contain an index of biblical passages so that nonlectionary preachers may make use of its contents. The printed volumes for Ordinary Time include the complementary stream during Year A, the complementary stream during the first half of Year B, the semicontinuous stream during the second half of Year B, and the semicontinuous stream during Year C. Beginning with the season after Pentecost in Year C, the alternate lections for Ordinary Time not in the print volumes will be available online at

Sacred SpacesSacred Spaces

Listening to the heartbeat of God One simple way of turning towards the ground of your being, and coming into resonance with your deepest self, is to place your finger upon your own pulse. You might like to try this.

Author: Margaret Silf

Publisher: Lion Books

ISBN: 9780745956527


Page: 89

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There are many books that explore actual, physical, sacred space and pilgrimage sites. This is a different kind of book. It introduces seven traditional 'sacred spaces' but then leads readers into a deeper reflection on what such 'sacred space' means in our own lives and experience. The various sacred spaces explored are: the Celtic Cross; the infinite knot; hilltops; wells and springs; causeways and bridges; thresholds and burial grounds; and boundaries. In each chapter, the author introduces a 'sacred space' as the main theme and then illustrates this by associating it with a particular stage of life and a particular sacramental experience. The ideas are then brought together by means of a scripture story.

An Open PlaceAn Open Place

They said that John heard the heartbeat of God.13 In group direction, as in individual direction, we listen for the heartbeat of God—movements, patterns, rhythms, energy, repeated motifs, images, concepts, underlying questions, ...

Author: Daniel Schrock

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9780819228161


Page: 223

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Written from an ecumenical standpoint as a practical aid for moving those experienced in individual spiritual direction toward group practices This book responds to the movement to expand spiritual direction beyond the classic on-with-one model. Group spiritual direction has the potential to offer the rich experience of individual spiritual direction to a much wider audience, yet very little has been written to provide guidance for starting such groups. This book responds to that challenge. It outlines ways that a diverse and ecumenical group of spiritual directors worked to initiate groups in multiple contexts. It examines the many variables-among directors, directees, even meeting spaces-that affect and enliven this ministry. And it summarizes pitfalls, success, and discoveries.


Are you missing time listening to the heartbeat of God? Is the heartbeat of God faint or nonexistence to your ears? Ask the Lord for a time of restoration and healing and forgiveness. It requires a willing heart to let God love you and ...

Author: Gary Hall

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781644921418


Page: 128

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Have you ever asked yourself what is the purpose of the created universe? As we traverse field, woods, pond, creek, lake, and woods, our surroundings call out to us about the meaning of the universe. The stars, clouds, sun, trees, scrubs, ponds, lakes, seas, bays, creeks, rivers, and grasses overwhelm our senses as they were created to do. We see ourselves as infinitely small in relation to the universe. It puts us in our place as it was created to do. We feel overwhelmed with the scope of nature that surrounds us. It makes us insignificant. That is our place in creation. It pushes, points, and calls us to look beyond the creature we are and the creation in which we live. There is a huge learning curve in becoming an effective hunter, fisherman, conservationist, or water-fowler. The time it takes to learn the game sought, habitat, instinctual behavior, seasons, and movement requires much time afield. Imagine the creator of the universe is pursing you; he knows your every move, he knows where you are going to go, and what you are going to do before you do it. He purses you to love you! Psalm 8:3 says, "When I view and consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon, and the stars, which you have ordained and establish. What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of earthborn man that you care for him?" This planet earth cries out every day what this universe it about: the glory and greatness of God. It is not crying out the significance of man. All of creation cries out wise, beautiful, masterful, powerful, unfathomable God. The scope and depth and breadth and height of creation is the understatement of God. It demands us to take humble ourselves before the creator and redeemer of humanity. Our place is not as God of the universe but to recognize and glorify the creator and our redeemer.