Turn off the noise.

(Listen to my song “Turn Off the Noise” by clicking HERE)


Luke 19:48

“…all the people were hanging on his words.”


What was it like to actually hear Jesus speak?

People were drawn to him and his words inspired, healed, brought peace and transformed those who listened to him.

While we cannot hear Jesus speak in the flesh today…we can still hear him speak by reading his words in the Gospels…and then ruminating over those words in the silence of our hearts.

We can also simply be silent.

Find a quiet place and practice letting go. Allow your thoughts to cease.

This will not be easy. You will have to let go again, again, and again.

Settle into the silence.

As St. John of the Cross said, “Silence is God’s first language.”

Be present to the Divine Presence. Let that Presence settle into your whole being.

Allow that silence to fill you and nourish you.

You will find yourself hanging on each silent word.

“In the beginning was the Word,

and the Word was with God,

and the Word was God.

He was in the beginning with God.

All things came to be through him,

and without him nothing came to be.

What came to be through him was life,

and this life was the light of the human race.” (John 1:1-4)



Listen to the song of the day “Turn Off the Noise” by clicking HERE.

Sample and/or purchase my songs on iTunes by clicking HERE.

CD’s available for purchase at by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!



About billtonnis

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