art, Poems by others, Poetry, Prayer

Lent Conversation — Conclusion

Here, on Good Friday, the last day of Lent, Laurel and I conclude our Lenten conversation with one more poem and image. Laurel’s poem prompt, “Quicken,” articulates the restless dissatisfaction and the sense of “dare I hope that things can be different?” characteristic of us in our human state. Those feelings have only been amplified… Continue reading Lent Conversation — Conclusion

Bible journaling, Bible study

We’re all works in progress #BibleJournaling

If you love the Bible, I’m sure you have some favourite verses. I know I do. One of mine is Jeremiah 29:11. Rebekah R. Jones’ Bible Art Journal project for this verse is HERE and gorgeous (as usual). Limited by my supplies (also as usual), I cast about for some way to picture in my… Continue reading We’re all works in progress #BibleJournaling

Bible journaling

Shades of HOPE #BibleJournaling

For a Bible journaling newbie like me, how-to courses and videos are a big temptation. So perhaps it’s no surprise that a few weeks ago I signed up for Rebekah R. Jones’ “Word Study for Bible Journaling” course. The word Rebekah chose as a focus for these video lessons was HOPE. I’ve posted the two… Continue reading Shades of HOPE #BibleJournaling

LIMP sequence, Personal

Physiotherapy appointment

Physiotherapy appointment For one hour a week us hip surgery survivors meet on the fantasy island of the physiotherapy gym. A technician in orange T-shirt butterflies from one cot to the next sets a wedge under knees straps a weight to an ankle harnesses a foot in a stirrup links the stirrup to a spring… Continue reading Physiotherapy appointment

Christmas, Poems by others, Public Domain, Spiritual Journey Thursday

Mindfulness at Christmas

Thank you to Irene Latham for rallying us to revive our Spiritual Journey Thursday meme, at least this once. We’re invited to reflect on our One Little Word choices for 2017. My 2017 word was / is MINDFULNESS. I am aware that there are psychological and, in some faiths, religious overlays to the word which… Continue reading Mindfulness at Christmas

Book Reviews, People, Poetry Friday

Brown Girl Dreaming (review)

Poetry Camp inspired me to be a more regular visitor to my library (thanks, Janet Wong!). My fascination with verse novels prompted me to pick up Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson. I quickly discovered, though, that this isn’t exactly a verse novel. It’s a memoir—the story of young Jacqueline taking us through her childhood… Continue reading Brown Girl Dreaming (review)

Religious, Spiritual Journey Thursday

The Longsuffering of Old Bibles (NPM ’16-Day 20)

Do you have a collection of old Bibles in your house? We do. Old Bibles in various versions stand neatly on shelves in the basement. They can also be found stacked with other books on my bedside table, buried in trunks, and in my study. I've found a slim New Testament in an old purse… Continue reading The Longsuffering of Old Bibles (NPM ’16-Day 20)