Wednesday, April 20, 2022

MEDITATION WEEKEND XIV - Jekyll Island - 4/16-17/20

"Wow... I am still processing this weekend....I know one thing, the presence of God was on that beach...you can feel it in those baptismal pictures...I promise Jesus was on the beach with us at that time..."
- BJB
"...Thank you so much for a wonderful weekend...Meditation weekends always happen at the right time for me. I've been dealing with a ton of work stress over the last several months and being here with you melted it all away...Thank you to Jim Swilley for getting us together for Communion wherever we are, for being an amazing person, and our guide...I enjoyed spending time with each of you this weekend and thank you for the friendships we're building. Thank you for the serious conversations and the silly ones. I love you all, my friends..."
- EJ
"Truly was an Amazing experience for me! Just what I needed at this moment of my life!"
- WF
"...we have to head back down south, but wanted to say what a miraculous weekend this was from start to finish. Even if some things did not go as we planned them, they were still miraculous in every way. The biggest miracles that I have are the connections and the friendships that were made this weekend. I enjoyed getting to know new people and strengthening old friendships...The highlight for me definitely was communion. That was the first time I had communion in 20 years, and it felt right. A special thank you to my Rabbi for letting me sit at his feet and listen and learn and deconstruct from past religious trauma. I receive my healing gratefully. I love you all...see you online next week and in the flesh in August!"
- JBT
"I have been reflecting on our time this weekend. Mike and I set an intention this past week for this weekend to be about learning more about meditation and meeting other like minded people. Other than that we were totally open. We accomplished both. We completed an audio book on the drive down that I would recommend to anyone. It was rich with the basics. We also had great fellowship on top of that. Above that I think we made some great friends. Thanks everyone for making us feel welcome. On another note I saw a lot of things to come while I was there. I am extremely excited. I think this is just the beginning for Mike and me."
- GG
"Had an absolutely amazing time with my Metron Family. Was so excited that my husband and daughter were with me..."
- RWK 

"...I am overjoyed with great exhilaration every opportunity I get to work with you Bishop and whatever endeavor you are planning!!!! Ken you are best and I was absolutely delighted to celebrate with you on "The National Ken Day!!!"
- PW
"Married on Good Friday and baptized on Easter. My heart forever thankful and free. The roads here were often treacherous, and the resultant destination is more beautiful than all the natural ecosystems combined. I am FREE. I will forever feel the Baptismal waters wash over me. Thank you Bishop, and to everyone there and to everyone in my loving life."
- LLB
"Look at God I got baptized in the ocean today in Jekyll Island by my Bishop Jim Swilley...Thank you everyone it's truly a great feeling..."
- CH
"This was a special time for me of renewal, refreshing, and rejuvenation!!!!"
- PW
"Meditation Weekend XIV was spiritual and beautiful . The love that was shared will always live in my heart. #Magical"
- PW


Monday, April 4, 2022

SUNDAY AT METRON - 4/3/22

 “Perfect” 

- CC 

“The past decade I've watched teachings from Jim Swilley, D.E. Paulk, Aaron Tomlinson, Carrie Husband, and myself become portals to what I perceive to be a better world. Long before any of this, Reba Rambo "worded lightly," but presenced mightily, with nurturing love that dismantled religiously dogmatic zealots, a Wonder Woman living as a Christian singer and teacher.” 

DW

“It was so good to see and hear Reba. I always enjoyed her music and remembered the words to a couple she sang. Just seeing everyone and sharing some of your day was great. Hope it was fabulous every bit.” 

BLR  

“I loved every minute of the live stream!
(Wish I were there in person.)” 

RDS

“Love her so much! Brings back so many good memories hearing her sing! What a great day!” 

PT  

“Wow, you are blessed to be a blessing, Reba Rambo!…” 

RS 

“Wow.... What an awesome day!!!!…” 

BJB

“What a treat to have Reba Rambo at Metron this morning! We also celebrated Bishop Jim Swilley’s 64th birthday!

- KM  
Watching Metron Community FB page with Reba Rambo singing for Bishop Jim Swilley 's birthday.  She's fantastic!! 

RDS  

“…it was wonderful” 

JC

"Bishop it was your birthday but you gave us the present in the form of Reba Rambo....i had never heard her sing, truly I had been missing out on an angelic voice, can't thank you enough and many more Happy Birthdays"
- BBY

“I have been a Reba Rambo superfan since I first heard her voice at age 11. If you didn’t know this, I question whether you have met me. To this day, Reba’s music is the single most prominent, significant, and influential contribution to the soundtrack of my life. Although I have attended countless concerts through the years, and even met her a couple of times after shows, I never got to spend any time with her. As I posted earlier, I flew up to Atlanta this weekend for my best friend Jim Swilley‘s birthday. But that was not the only reason. Jim had booked Reba for a Sunday performance at the Metron Community, and it was imperative that I be there. At the concert, Jim shared how he and I first bonded in college while listening to Lady—Reba’s signature album—straight through about 10 times in a row. While at dinner and riding in the car this weekend, Reba was so kind to entertain the comments and questions of the fanboy that I still am. She shared behind-the-scenes stories from some of my favorite songs and recordings and signed my poster from her Prodigal album that will be custom-framed when I return home. I also brought along the letter Reba sent in response to a fan letter I wrote to her when I was 15 years old and living in Paraguay. This weekend was a full-circle moment for me. Thank you, Jim and Reba for making it happen. My heart is full, and my joy is complete! And again, if you know me, you understand this fully and get it completely.” 

HB