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Tuesdays Artful Response to Psalm 46

Tuesdays Artful Response to Psalm 46

Art, Haiku, Hebrew Scripture, Scripture, Uncategorized
mountains explodedestroying the landscapelife begins again Drawing of Mt. St. Helens in response to Psalm 46 along with haiku, by Terri Stewartall rights reserved Psalm 46 is dire with the earth collapsing: mountains crumble, mountains shake, surging waves, the earth melts. However, the interesting thing is that God "brings wars to an end, breaking the bow and shattering the spear, burning chariots with fire." Declaring: "That's enough!" Well, haven't we all felt that way? That the calamity of hurricanes and volcanoes and the climate crisis in addition to the wars and violence and children locked in cages. Do we not want to declare, "That's enough!" I know I do. But I remember Mt. St. Helen's eruption. I lived in North Carolina at the time but we heard about it. T...
Inspiration in Mt. St. Helen: The Importance of Self Care

Inspiration in Mt. St. Helen: The Importance of Self Care

Photography, Religion, Spirituality
This week has been a continued process of holding sacred stories that are full of pain. Whether it is from youth that I work with in secure detention, to homeless youth, to simply friends and family...there has been more than enough pain to go around! And it has made me weepy. Well, holding their stories combined with certain hormonal fluctuations has made me weepy! I have been wondering where are my limitations? This whole idea of kenosis - emptying yourself out so that you can be filled up with Divine Love - is based, for Christians, on an ancient hymn found in Philippians 2:6-11. This little hymn is believed to be one of the oldest bits of scripture in Christianity and points towards much of what the early church thought. The general idea is that Jesus emptied himself in obedience to G