The Green Man’s forest is full of spirits. From the loftiest cedar to the lowliest centipede, all life falls under the dominion and protection of He Who Is Verdant. Circumspect eyes track defiant interlopers while decaying tree stumps nurse saplings with maternal tenderness. Tree branches entwine sensuously, and leaves rustle like the intimate whispers of lovers. A bird in the stillness waits, talons sharp, preparing to make his kill. Joe Rosenblatt’s latest collection of poems, The Bird in the Stillness, presents a forest in chiaroscuro—a delicate ecosystem held in tenuous balance by cycles of life and death, light and darkness, companionship and solitude. It provides a rich buffet of physical, spiritual and artistic nourishment for any pilgrim who cares to walk the woodland path ... and acknowledge that his warranty on breathing might be nearing its expiry.
When Jennifer Farley completed her training in an alternative healing modality, she had no idea how much it would change her life. The connection she felt with The Creator was strengthened beyond anything she learned and knew to exist. In April of 2009, she was asked to begin duties as one of many of The Creator’s transcriptionists. Since then, she has received messages of unconditional love, caring, and most of all, hope. The messages and lessons here are for you, the searcher and awakening soul, so that you may also connect to the greatest teacher of all time.
At once extraordinarily wide-ranging and sharply focused, Into the Stillness offers several deceptively simple and informal conversations about life, existence, and identity in one book. This is an important book. Don’t be misled by the casually graceful repartee and lightness of touch. Without dogma, without heavy shoulds and should nots, authors Gary Weber and Richard Doyle point toward something eternal, framed in our twenty-first-century understanding of neuroscience, spirituality, and something that arises from, and returns to, the Stillness and the Silence. In Into the Stillness, Weber and Doyle offer a practical investigation and guidance toward “the sweetest, fullest, most loving, caring, and manifesting experience that anyone could ever wish for.” Chapter headings include “Using dialogue for awakening,” “Can you ‘do nothing’ and awaken?”, “Why do we fear emptiness, silence, and stillness?”, and “Functioning without thoughts: sex, psychedelics, and non-duality.” As a journey, this collection of dialogues is inspiring, shifting, and full of little moments of insight that will linger for a long time afterward.
Invites us to see how the practice of mindfulness can be a doorway to spiritual experience.
Natalie is a wife. Natalie is a mother. Natalie is a cutter. Clawing at walls built by resentment, regret, and guilt, Natalie cuts as an escape from a life she never planned. Staying present is only possible when you let go of the past. But, what if the past won't let go of you?
The Bible is the story of God's invitation to "BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD." It is the story of men and women who found that invitation irresistible; whose journey to know God became a lifelong adventure. If you find yourself longing to know God this book will be a valuable tool. "Standing In The Stillness" invites you to explore the passion of God, enjoy the provision of God, encounter the purposes of God, experience the promise of God and embrace the presence of God. Eileen Peters has been a pastor's wife, missionary, and Bible teacher. She is a graduate of Providence Theological Seminary with a degree in Biblical Counseling. She and her husband, Lloyd, have two married children and five grand-children.
In the tranquility of the forest, in the stillness of a house, in the quiet moments of life God can be found, and He has a plan for you and every one of His creations. The mysteries of life can project a very dark, gloomy outlook towards the future, but with the Holy One lighting the way, each moment into the future is more peaceful and freeing. Christian author Paul Conklin explores this truth about God, in poetic verse, in his new book, Whispers in the Stillness. Removing oneself from the constant chatter of life and opening oneself towards meditation, Paul has discovered God s guiding force, urging His children to love others, to embrace His presence in nature and to rest in His eternal hands. Even if in the midst of problems, God has the power to help His children rise from the ashes and continue their story again."
We are always searching for things to do in order to draw God nearer to us, when all that is really needed is to become still before Him. In an age of technological commotion and striving to succeed, few of us see how busy we really are. It has been said, "Busyness is not of the devil; busyness is the devil." Noise, entertainment, habits, and everyday distractions are keeping many believers from breaking through to true rest, and fullness in Christ. Will you become one of those who discover the treasure of stillness? Will you take the challenge and rise from the ashes with a new heart, a new spirit, renewed strength, renewed passion, and a new purpose for living? Join the author as he retells the story of his life-changing experience on the North Shore of Lake Superior. It was during a year of stillness and seclusion that he discovered what was missing from his daily walk with God. When we encounter God-we are changed. When we are changed-we discover peace and rest. Are you weary from all the noise? Are you languishing spiritually? He still speaks to the weary, heavy laden, hungry and thirsty. Come and sit a spell. Be still and know that He is God. He is God, be still and you will know Him.
"Every act of kindness is another step up Heaven's stairway." "When you nurture Nature, Nature nurtures you." "When you can see God in small things, you'll see God in all things." "If you love all Life you observe, you will observe all Life will love." During quiet meditation and reflection, author Donald Hicks has received hundreds of inspirational quotes ("pearls of wisdom" as he likes to call them) like the ones shown above. In "Look into the Stillness," Donald shares a multitude of these inspiration gems as he guides the reader on a spiritual journey. Through the use of these simple-but-profound quotes, Donald helps readers improve their lives, their relationships, and awaken their own intuitive connection with The Creator through learning to "Look into the Stillness." "Look into the Stillness is one of those magical books where the simply written text quietly eases the reader into daydreams of how the book's themes actually play out in the reader's own life. In this way, the reader co-creates the story with author Donald L. Hicks and makes the stories in Look into the Stillness the reader's own-a masterful exercise in the art of storytelling." -- James Wawro, author of "Ask Your Inner Voice" and "Awakening Counsel"
In The Stillness is a unique work designed to usher those facing unexpected life changes into God's powerful calming presence. It is comprised of three main parts: To The Stillness (things that bring us to God); In The Stillness (what He is to us); and From The Stillness (what we derive from His presence). Each section contains short messages on subjects applicable to that area. To The Stillness addresses issues such as injustice, arrogance, fear, shame and chaos. In The Stillness explains who the Father becomes to us as He meets us in our place of greatest need such as Warrior, Defender, Savior, Counselor and Refiner. From The Stillness speaks about what we learn in His presence, including vision, courage, hope, calling and honesty.
We are always searching for things to do in order to draw God nearer to us, when all that is really needed is to become still before Him. In an age of technological commotion and striving to succeed, few of us see how busy we really are. It has been said, “Busyness is not of the devil; busyness is the devil.” Noise, entertainment, habits, and everyday distractions are keeping many believers from breaking through to true rest, and fullness in Christ. Will you become one of those who discover the treasure of stillness? Will you take the challenge and rise from the ashes with a new heart, a new spirit, renewed strength, renewed passion, and a new purpose for living? Join the author as he retells the story of his life-changing experience on the North Shore of Lake Superior. It was during a year of stillness and seclusion that he discovered what was missing from his daily walk with God. When we encounter God–we are changed. When we are changed–we discover peace and rest. Are you weary from all the noise? Are you languishing spiritually? He still speaks to the weary, heavy laden, hungry and thirsty. Come and sit a spell. Be still and know that He is God. He is God, be still and you will know Him.
An insightful aphoristic vision of the human journey.
Jeremy has studied the theory of evolution and its inherent weaknesses. His conclusion is that the world itself is a testimony to the existence of a creator. He decides to throw himself into studying religion to find out if he can determine who that creator might be and what such a powerful entity desires of him. His motivation is strong due to his love for Maria, who introduced him to Christianity, but Jeremy won't sacrifice truth even for the love of his life. He must find satisfactory answers to all of his inquiries, in order to pave the way to a mutually dedicated relationship based on common ideals.
Once upon a time, my life was certain: it was insignificant, and it was cruel. But I refused to let it define me, no matter how great the cost. Once upon a time, I made a wish. The world I knew grew wider than the sky and higher than the stars, and I listened to the voice within me, reaching out for freedom. Once upon a time, my wish became my fate, and my destiny the hardest lesson to learn: kindness may be the most difficult path, but it can save entire kingdoms.
Bestselling author Emilie Barnes inspires women to lead fulfilling and faith-filled lives. From a heart devoted to God, Emilie shapes devotions that give women a sanctuary to seek God, ask for His leading, and praise Him in all things. More than 100 select devotions from Emilie will lead women to the quiet, beautiful refuge of God's love as they explore how to: trust God's heart and purpose for them greet each day with gratitude and hope love and nurture their families center their dreams and decisions on God's Word walk with faith through trials and times of joy Busy women juggling many responsibilities, plans, and needs will be delighted to come across this simple, lovely path to the peace and nourishment of God's presence.