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Friday Five: Read Your Bible

Prompts are from RevGalBlogPals! :) 1. What is your favorite Bible verse? If I'm only picking one, it's Jonah 4:11. I like it enough that I literally made a bumper sticker for it. 9  But God said to Jonah, “Is it right for you to be angry about the bush?” And he said, “Yes, angry enough to die.”  10  Then the  Lord  said, “You are concerned about the bush, for which you did not labor and which you did not grow; it came into being in a night and perished in a night.  11  And should I not be concerned about Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand persons who do not know their right hand from their left, and also many animals?” 2. What is your favorite book of the Bible? Judges. I don't think we learn enough from those stories about what happens to as a society increasingly turns away from good leadership and opts for thuggery. Furthermore, we fail to pay attention to the lessons of what happens to a nation that devalues th

At the End (Prayer)

Holy One- There came a time when Greece knew she was done. The lamp that was Rome blew out and was no more. The Holy Roman Empire had its days. Dynasties rise and fall- Jin, Tang, Ming. Shores are sheltered and then breached. The sun did set on the British Empire. Photo by Julia (Dunlap) Seymour, Dec 2005 In the waning days, when those with power panicked at the grains slipping through their hands? What did You do, oh Lord? Did You watch, weeping and wrenched? Did You dispatch Jonah after Jonah, who fled again and again? When You cast your holy hand around- was all simply lukewarm, with all passion and abstinence spent and melded? As the sunsets on empires deepened and the powerful reached out and began to increase the pain, increase the violence, increase the oppression- how did You brace the believers, the seekers, the uprights? Does the Spirit work overtime? Are additional angels dispatched? Is the meeting of the beloved more efficacious in this time? I am not a

ING #1

HEARING I've been trying to catch up on my podcasts since I didn't listen to nearly any during the month of June. That means I'm months behind in Stuff You Missed In History Class , This American Life, Slate, and many others. I'm interested in adding another book podcast to my feed, but I don't know if that's wise financially. (The podcast is free, but... books.) Not all the podcasts are child-friendly and since a lot of my time in the car (otherwise known as podcast time) is with kids, some things have to wait.  I also have three new audiobooks waiting.  SEEING I'm seeing fall. Of course, that means winter is, at best, 2-3 weeks away (hello, Alaska!). The yellow birch is gorgeous, though.  MAKING I have a lot of crocheting projects anywhere from just started to almost finished. And it's almost hat making season!  DREAMING I'm going to start a second blog (because I'm so good at this one). The second one will be focused on book r