Tag: bible journaling

Tuesday’s Thoughts: Annoying Browsers

Tuesday’s Thoughts: Annoying Browsers

bible, Scripture
Sunday, Lana who is our regular blogger, couldn't post because of "too many redirects." So I posted on her behalf. Today, it is my turn. The internet is peeved with me! So I am now resorting to my phone to make my posting. Please forgive all the potential weird formatting issues! ... Daily Haiku and Bible Journaling prayers rise like incense customs of priestly service steadfastly observed 12-18-2018 Advent Day 17 Luke 1:1-25 Here we are! On our journey towards John and Jesus' birth! Here is the proclamation that Zechariah and Elisabeth are going to have a child and name him John. Most of us within the Christian tradition are familiar with this story. What we may not be familiar with the offering of incense. I did a scholastic study of altars in Jewish and Christian tradition ...
Tuesday’s Thoughts: What Does Jonah Have to Teach Us About Imperialism?

Tuesday’s Thoughts: What Does Jonah Have to Teach Us About Imperialism?

bible, Scripture
Jonah, in the Bible, in Hebrew scripture (commonly called the Old Testament for Christians), is the famous individual characterized as being swallowed by a whale.  In my daily practice of scripture and art, I decided to tackle Jonah's tale. I had never really liked Jonah. He seems pretty selfish. Rather than desiring a rescue and grace for an entire people  he would rather the divine machine of war reign down destruction. When God decides that Ninevah, the city that Jonah is supposed to prophecy to, has turned over a new leaf and is repentant of their bad deeds, Jonah has a selfish snit and God teaches Jonah a lesson. Or rather, God tries to teach Jonah a lesson. We don't really know if it works or not. It's a cliff-hanger that goes unresolved. Anyway, I decided to write a spoken wor
Tuesday’s Temptation:  Seeing what you want to see

Tuesday’s Temptation: Seeing what you want to see

bible, bible
Again, I'm going to share my daily journal practice.  It is biblical in nature but often the questions are generalizable.  I have been reading and contemplating scripture through the lens of leadership.  I have moved into Song of Songs, often described as a love poem from Solomon to one of his wives. But, I think that is the temptation, we see in Song of Songs, what we want to see. As this is the last page of journaling Song of Songs, I'm contemplating what will be next. Do you have any ideas? Where should I take my quest? Grape clusters swelling Henna buds blossoming The ripeness of peace Song of Songs 7-8 Revealed today is the "ethnicity" of the woman being loved. She is a Shulammite. Sticking with Solomon being the man, translating the meaning of these two names...Shulam