I’ve been sidelined as a blogger. By winter colds and final school projects and the novel I vowed to write this month, but most of all, by my own overwhelming feeling of so-busy-I-don’t-even-know-where-to-start.
The WordPress Writing Challenge this week is to write a series of 5 Haikus. Of course, I don’t have time to write anything new. But I just happen to have a series of 5 Haikus already written in my journal. Because I’m the kind of person who writes Haikus in her journal… you know… for fun.
I was inspired by Rhoda Janzen’s Haiku about her Mennonite tradition:
“Jesus lived in peace!
Let’s give it a try! It helps
to have hot prune soup.”
There is a clarity that comes when distilling a complex concept into 17 syllables. It’s a good exercise. And fun… really!
I’ve grown up in a handful of faith traditions. Each of these churches have left their mark on me, and I’m grateful for their unique approaches, even if I no longer practice Christianity in the same way.
The Community Church
So here’s me, a devout, Jesus-following, Bible-reading, socialist, feminist, pacifist, environmentalist, sometimes-wrong, often-confused, but always-grateful-for-where-I-come-from woman.
Part of the Haiku Catchoo Challenge: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/11/25/challenge-haiku/