Welcome to Heartbeat of Time!

This is a place where you are invited to come and wrestle with your questions about the passage of time, the nature of our relationships, and the story of our heart’s journey.

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My name is Aliel Cunningham and I am a professor of Linguistics, a writer about the phenomenology of time, relationships, and story, and a fellow pilgrim along the Way.

Heartbeat of Time has regular posts that are reflective in nature and meant to be a space to step away from the frenetic schedule of doing into a place of being still and allowing your heart’s voice to be heard as well as an opportunity to listen for the voice of Wisdom and Truth.

Also, this site is dedicated to supporting those who are pursuing God’s healing and shaping work in their lives through incarnational spiritual disciplines that lead us into a deeper understanding of God’s love for us with a special focus on prayer and community.

If you are interested in sharing your story or your reflections in a guest post, please fill out the contact form below (or send an e-mail to: aliel@heartbeatoftime.com) and let me know what you’d like to share.

Heartbeatoftime is a place where we invite the sharing of life experiences related to our relationship with time and our unique faith journeys from a variety of perspectives which encourage and challenge others to follow Christ.


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“For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him,  having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints…”    ~Ephesians 1:15-18