We have an altar call at the end of every service at our church, in most every ministry. People go forward for prayer everyday and encounter the presence of God. I’ve heard it said that all we are doing in ministry time or an altar call is creating an opportunity for people to meet with God. We leave time at the end, people go forward for prayer and they leave changed. Forever. How often do we create opportunities like that in our everyday lives? We do what needs to be done. Moving along from one item to the next on our to do list. But what if we waited? What if we created opportunity for God to act on our behalf? Are we in the way of His moving and working in our lives? Not sure? ask Him. -Jenny
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better" -albert enstein Often we forget we in fact come from nature. The energy your mother needed to carry and give birth to you, came from nature. The nourishment for our bodies to operate on a daily basis, comes from nature. one day our bodies will be returned, to nature.
As separate as we feel sometimes, from each other, from the planet. We are all apart of the same interconnected cycle. The choice to flow with or fight it is up to you. Take a walk outside, sit down and watch the fall leaves blow around. Don't do anything else. Just sit....and be... #bestill#besilent#justbe#liveinthenow#loveyourself#knowledge#personalgrowth#camplife#regularjoe#dreambig#adventureswithmaggi#cabinlife
You stop to take a picture because it is a memory.... a memory of a moment.... a moment you will later remember...but then you notice something...something small to the far right.... those memories come flooding back... you remember why it was a memory... a precious moment, that led to a memory, that reminded you of how perfect it truly was! The world could be upside down, anger could be taking over this world, my world could feel like it’s crumbling.... but this moment, this small little moment here.... it’s the reason I will overcome all hardship, all struggles, and make my way through.... to look back on this moment and share this memory with this little boy....and remind him that it’s the small things in life that truly matter!💙 #mybabe#myboy#littlecheech#hisprotector#alwaysbyhisside#twopeas#makingmemories#capturingmemories#bestill#timeislittle#loveisbeautiful
“We are all artist, painting our lives upon the canvas of reality. Mix the colors your own way and apply emotion liberally. Don’t be afraid to let your brushstrokes show, and above all else, make sure your art has soul” be YOU in this crazy moment we call life!!!! For as long as I can remember coloring was a way out for me. No I’m not an artist🙈 but it’s something I truly enjoy, I can always recall my excitement every time Mom gave me a new set of anything to color with; be it markers, colors, crayons, etc. Find that thing you love and give yourself the time to do it💋
Exploring Mindfulness for ADULTS through MEDITATION and RELATIONSHIP with Banni Bunting.
4 part series
Mondays from 7-8:30pm
Novermber 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th
We will explore the practice of mindfulness and deepen our practice through two meditations each week as well as engaging in relational mindfulness through an interactive dyad experience.
Please bring a comfortable cushion or something soft (blanket) to sit on.
#meditation#grooveyogabend#mindfulness#meditationworkshop#inbend#visitbend#bestill @bannibunting #photocredit @omstarsofficial
So... We were out shopping earlier, and this lady, a complete stranger, stopped me. She made an unusual request of me. I think I know what most people do in a situation like this, but I heard this voice tell me to move and exactly what to do. I responded to the young lady, we went about our shopping trip, and when we came out of the store, I followed through.
I'm leaving out the details that some of you want, because they aren't important in this story. It's what happened next that matters.
Here's a shocker...I don't like attention. I'm more of a move behind the scenes, no thank you is needed kind of person. Because of this, I tend to miss the impact of my actions & words 90% of the time.
So... when I followed through with my commitment to this young lady, who had 4 children under the age of 5 with her, I literally did it and walked away. She said,"Thank you." I said, "You're Welcome." I walked away, got into my car, avoided eye contact. As I reached for my seatbelt, I looked up. She was standing beside her vehicle, staring at me, with tears in her eyes. This made me get back out of my car, and she says, "I know I told you thank you, but I need to tell you again." I walk over to give her a hug,and she almost fell into my arms. She's still saying thank you in my ear, the babies are watching, and in that moment I had to be vulnerable (also hard for me!). I said, "I have been where you are, and I just want to make sure you guys are good tonight..." My words were just as much for me as they were for her in that moment.
Sometimes you just have to tell yourself to shut-up.Ya know? Had I done anything other than be obedient, this necessary moment would have never happened for either of us. Craziness! This moment is actually bigger than what happened tonight. This was the beginning of a growth process for us both. It is soooo important to move when God says move, to speak when he says speak, to sit still when he says sit still. You can't think twice. You can't talk to yourself about. You cannot question anything. Just do it. Someone's blessing is tied to everything, and someone's obedience is required to make it happen. 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 #BEablessing#ATL
"Our time together that night was sacred for a simple reason: we chose to be present over pretending to be perfect." I think it was divine intervention that the line at Hobby Lobby was extremely long today. As soon as I saw this book by @sniequist, I knew I needed to read it. Also, this adorable "But first Jesus" mug is the perfect complement to my Be Still journal. Gonna go spend some quiet time being present 👌🏻☕️📒
On days (like this one) when I'm too exhausted to speak light and truth, I am unspeakably grateful for others who come alongside me to cover for my lack. This morning a friend reminded me of how constant God is, and how the sky is just one of the ways He makes His presence known to us. This is what he said:
"The sky doesn't ever fundamentally change. There's always a sun, moon, stars and clouds. God doesn't ever fundamentally change either.
And every morning the sky is new and shows you another beautiful combination of sun, moon, stars and clouds. Just like how every morning, God also provides a unique combination of strength and weakness and grace to get through the day."
“We could say that meditation doesn’t have a reason or doesn’t have a purpose. In this respect it’s unlike almost all other things we do except perhaps making music and dancing. When we make music we don’t do it in order to reach a certain point, such as the end of the composition. If that were the purpose of music then obviously the fastest players would be the best. Also, when we are dancing we are not aiming to arrive at a particular place on the floor as in a journey. When we dance, the journey itself is the point, as when we play music the playing itself is the point. And exactly the same thing is true in meditation. Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment."
Siempre recordaré ésta foto, no sólo porque me encanta sino también porque es una etapa de mi vida en la cual Dios cambió mi vida y la de aquellos que me rodean. Hubo momentos de mucha tristeza, de ira, de duda, incomprensión, de tantos sentimientos que me invadieron pero siempre en cada uno de esos momentos estaba la mano de Dios para suplantarlos con todo lo bueno que tenía para mí. Es indescriptible lo que sentía y aún siento después de orar, de hablar con Él... Recuerdo que mi abuela me contaba todas las atrocidades que pasaban en una época donde no habían libertades, nunca pensé que viviría algo un tanto parecido y no dejo de pensar en que wow le contaré a mis nietos todo lo que estoy viviendo así como ella lo hizo conmigo... La republico en estos momentos por la decepción que mayoría de venezolanos siente ahora, que están sintiendo lo que en ese momento yo sentí, pero hay que recordar que en los momentos más duros, mas desesperantes podemos hablar con Dios, contar con su apoyo y consuelo, calmar nuestra alma para esperar en Él y tener confianza en que el malvado no prevalecerá ni dará frutos, sino que su raíz será arrancada. Estemos confiados porque después de los "malos ratos" viene la enseñanza y el propósito... #godisgood#venezuela#cancersurvivor#hope#faith#bestill
Most night when I teach I have the thought, "how cool is it that I get paid to teach yoga?" Tonight I had the feeling like, how the hell was I picked to witness these beautiful souls? I had a new widow in class tonight who came because she read the book #OptionB and decided she needed to do something just for her. I watched her go from quite nervous and kind of all over the place to settled and centered in One Freaking Hour. Sometimes movement is the right thing, sometimes you just need to be still. #savasanaeverydamnday#restorativeyoga#restorativeyogateacher#bestill