Thursday, June 24

Tag: Love

Response to Psalm 23

Response to Psalm 23

Responding to Psalm 23 When the darkness comes And your enemies attack Faithful love is there When I started to do my artwork (#nojudging but you have no idea how much I wish I didn't make the tree in the corner) this morning, I was listening to The Daily from the NY Times. This is a podcast that does an in depth analysis of a single news story. Today's story, as I contemplated Psalm 23, was the case of Sudan killing unarmed protesters. It sounded horrible. Monitoring social media, they saw where protesters were gathering, they closed off the area, and started killing them. This is the military that has taken rule since they deposed the previous leader--which the protesters were in favor of. However, the protesters did not expect a military rule that was like, "Uh, in two years we'...
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...
Tuesday’s Temptation: Forgetting Who We Are

Tuesday’s Temptation: Forgetting Who We Are

The news is full of all the horribleness.  Conspiracy theorists rule the day in our news cycles, hate seems to be seeping out of every poor of the world, and criminal activity around the globe lands on your doorstep or laptop or phone with hourly aplomb. But that is not who we are. This weekend, at BeguineAgain and at, we hosted a live event and encouraged :) events around the world that included: Picnics for all Presentations Multi-Faith Gatherings Blogs  Dreaming big of creating an NGO to fight hate Inter-denominational gatherings Multi-ethnic gatherings Prayers in faith communities Art Poetry Our reach was much broader than the 24 people that showed up for the white supremacy march in Washington, D.C.  Maybe, just maybe, we can rejo...