Trust the Process

Photo by Bill Tonnis

“Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.” – Brene Brown


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Listen to my song “Make Your Way” on YouTube by clicking HERE.

My albums and books Mercy Reigns & Listen to Your Heart are available for purchase HERE. Also available on Amazon.


Psalm 16:11

You will show me the path to life, abounding joy in your presence, the delights at your right hand forever.


As I enter into a new transition in life, I am reminded of the many blessings I have experienced.

I am leaving my current position and walking into the unknown.

I take with me the joy of the many encounters I had with the Divine.

It came through my years as a Youth Minister, as the one overseeing Social Justice and Outreach, in Jail Ministry, and as a visitor to shut-ins, the sick and the dying.

With each new turn on the winding path of life, I found the joy of the Sacred One, the shining of the Divine Presence in everything.

Three of my four albums of music were spawned from these places of Divine encounter.

Over this same 15 years, two books were channeled through me.

I recently returned from a spiritual immersion trip to Assisi, Italy.

It was there that I encountered a beautiful statue outside an old tiny church which had been the sanctuary of a leper colony in the time of St. Francis.

After his conversion, Francis and his brothers would come to the colony to minister to the needs of the ones infected with leprosy.

They were outcasts, rejected by all and left to die a painful death.

The statue shows Francis kneeling before a man overcome with emotion at the realization that Francis came to bring him comfort and care.

Francis had let go of his old self-serving life, to enter a life of selfless service to others.

When you live in the Presence of the Divine, the One who loves all people and everything, you live in a joy that cannot be taken from you.

I am encouraged by a quote from Brene Brown who said: “Joy, collected over time, fuels resilience.”

In this place of unconditional love in which we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28), I am confident that the path of life will continue to unfold in joy.


Listen to the song of the day “Make Your Way” on the Mercy Reigns album by clicking HERE.

Purchase my albums/CDs and books by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on Amazon Music by clicking HERE.

Remember: God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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