A picture that’s been rolling around in my heart and mind
filling pages of journal
spilled into conversation with my church last Sunday
received with some enthusiasm
given some words – maybe even a name for who we are together?
and now written down [unedited]:

I want to hum.
Like power lines charged full of electricity.
Like an object hitting its resonant frequency.

I know there is something built into each of us
DNA coded into our very being
that is the real me deep inside-
often latent, or marred, or out of balance, or afraid to shine, wounded, misguided
The Bible calls this the Image of God

What stirs this in us?
What causes it come alive, to come out
in just the right way that we SING
beautiful, earth-shattering, fully alive

God’s Spirit calls to us in us
you are my beloved child!
love God, love your neighbours, love one another
seek God’s Kingdom
follow Jesus
live like Jesus
help others do the same

lives ringing with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control
from accepting Jesus’ invitation – “Come with Me”,  allowing his Spirit to revolutionize me – over and over again, a declaration that I will be the one I am meant to be

I become a person of love
housing God’s kingdom, power in me
a center of life and influence – ripples and waves
affecting the seen and unseen

But I join with others who are doing the same
spread across this city, this globe
We help one another to hum – i believe in you, encourage you, pray with you: and you me
and we do it together – a bigger pulse than any of us on our own – like five friends doing cannonballs into the swimming pool at the same time.
individual and collective lives of rhythm

lives changed
love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control
becoming who we are meant to be
prodding others to do the same
a movement of hearts changed
coming to life
finding our frequency


In physics, resonance is the tendency of a system to oscillate at a greater amplitude at some frequencies than at others. These are known as the system’s resonant frequencies (or resonance frequencies). At these frequencies, even small periodic driving forces can produce large amplitude oscillations, because the system stores vibrational energy.