Read These Poems About David
A collection of poems that explores the life of King David. As a way to give structure to the David poems, the haiku form was borrowed and many of the lines are either 3, 5, or 7 syllables. An amazing Canadian artist Liz Ranney, created 20 winsome and magical watercolor illustrations.
A collection that began as a series of Christmas presents to friends and family. A total of thirty-four poems written over a period of three years collected into a book of poetry to read on a quiet evening by the fire during the holiday season.
The Jesse Tree
The Jesse Tree is typically a 24-day practice that people can use to prepare for the celebration of Christ’s birth at Christmas. It helps us enter more fully into the church season of Advent, which anticipates the coming of Jesus and is a season of expectation. The Jesse Tree provides us with a tangible way to count down and look toward Jesus’ coming through the stories of the Old Testament.
Written by Matt Timms and illustrated by Sam Gutierrez, the Jesse Tree is a great way to enter this beautiful and special season. Buy the book and find a link to download the symbols to cut out and hang on your tree!
The Jesus Questions
The Jesus Questions is a study that helps people engage with and ponder the questions of Jesus. To start, the leader prints the 20 Jesus questions, cuts them apart, and puts them in a container. Each person draws one question to reflect on for a week. They gather again and share their thoughts, ideas, prayers, and questions.
The Jesus Questions is simple to lead, and highly participatory. It engages people of all ages and encourages them to become seekers on a journey of authentic response.
Haiku Bible Study
Haiku Bible Study is a small group experience that explores the lectionary. The idea is simple:
Start by summarizing each scripture passage.
Then write a haiku based on the common theme.
Gather together and share your creative insights.
The big story says
God is making all things new.
The small story says
we bleed while we wait.