Saturday, June 28, 2008

Free Rice Vocabulary Game

If you want to build some vocabulary, show off your own, or just get better at Balderdash and help feed the poor at the same time check out Free Rice. It's a great site for someone who remembers that "a baloo is a bear" or "a yonker is a young man". Where else would I have learned that a fleam is a type of lancet. So bulk up your semantic muscles and help some people out.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Worship Haiku

A couple of weeks ago at our LIFE group we studies Psalm 121. As part of our worship for the night I asked people who were there to think of a Bible verse that was meaningful to them and write a haiku inspired by that verse in praise of God. I ended up doing three.

"Glorious are you, more majestic
than the mountains of prey." Psalm 76:4 (ESV)

Resplendent with light,
Rocky lairs of deer and goats
Kneel before you, Lord.

"All of us have become like one who is unclean,
and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags;
we all shrivel up like a leaf,
and like the wind our sins sweep us away." Isaiah 64:6 (NIV)
"'Come now, let us reason together', says the LORD:
'though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red like crimson,
they shall become like wool.'" Isaiah 1:18 (ESV)

Filthy rags, my good.
Cleansed in the fire of your blood
I wear robes of grace.

"I lift up my eyes to the hills.
From where does my help come?
My help comes from the LORD,
who made heaven and earth." Psalm 121:1-2 (ESV)

Mountains firm and strong
Seem immovable but melt.
True strength is from God.