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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?

Reason to Smile

“Though our feelings come and go, God’s love for us does not.” – C.S. Lewis +++ Listen to the PODCAST version of Today’s Contemplation by clicking HERE. For a deeper reflection, listen to my song “God Is” on YouTube by clicking HERE My albums and books Mercy Reigns & Listen to Your … Continue reading

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Healing Presence

“Grace would be a poor host indeed to exclude anyone.” – Alan Cohen +++ Listen to the PODCAST version of Today’s Contemplation by clicking HERE. For a deeper reflection, listen to my song “All Are Welcome” on YouTube by clicking HERE My albums and books Mercy Reigns & Listen to Your Heart are … Continue reading

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I Feel Your Pain

“Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.” – Pema Chodron +++ Listen to the PODCAST version of Today’s Contemplation by clicking HERE. For a … Continue reading

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Cultivating Quiet

“We often miss hearing God’s voice simply because we aren’t paying attention.” – Rick Warren +++ Listen to the PODCAST version of Today’s Contemplation by clicking HERE. For a deeper reflection, listen to my song “Turn Off the Noise” on YouTube by clicking HERE My albums and books Mercy … Continue reading

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Now Is the Time

“Wake up from the dream of thought into the aliveness of this moment.” – Robert Celner +++ Listen to the PODCAST version of Today’s Contemplation by clicking HERE. For a deeper reflection, listen to my song “I Stand in the Light” on YouTube by clicking HERE … Continue reading

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Pause

“Our appointment with life is in the present moment. – Thich Nhat Hanh +++ Listen to the PODCAST version of Today’s Contemplation by clicking HERE. For a deeper reflection, listen to my song “Slow Me Down” on YouTube by clicking HERE My albums and books Mercy Reigns & Listen to Your Heart are … Continue reading

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Sacred Source

“What a man takes in by contemplation, that he pours out in love.” – Meister Eckhart +++ Listen to the PODCAST version of Today’s Contemplation by clicking HERE. For a deeper reflection, listen to my song “The Way You Are” on YouTube by clicking HERE My albums and … Continue reading

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Being Christian

“Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor for helping us to love God better because of them.” – Mother Teresa +++ Listen to the PODCAST version of Today’s Contemplation by clicking HERE. For a deeper reflection, listen … Continue reading

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Listen to Your Heart

“God is nearer to me than I am to myself; my existence depends on the nearness and the presence of God.” – Meister Eckhart +++ Listen to the PODCAST version of Today’s Contemplation by clicking HERE. For a deeper reflection, listen to my … Continue reading

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Game-Changer

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” – Desmond Tutu +++ Listen to the PODCAST version of Today’s Contemplation by clicking HERE. For a deeper reflection, listen to my … Continue reading

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