How did no one respond to this?! Better late than never I suppose. Here are mine:
1. Calling out Your Name
2. Awesome God
4. While the Nations Rage
5. Sometimes by Step
Calling out Your Name is by far my favorite. What a brilliant writer and musician! What’s your ranking, @esther?
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is one of my favorites. Definitely good for those just learning to read poetry. He writes very close to the earth (concrete images and stories), touches on many Christian themes (he himself was at least nominally a Christian), and most of his poems are no more than a page long. I’m reading one a day right now.
I’ve long imagined a man who can rapidly accelerate plant growth (and now that you mention it, he definitely matches my own personality and vocation!).
A botanist at heart, he is quite pacifistic is his conflict strategy (escaping, trapping, etc.) and spends most of his time researching the plants of the world, searching out rumored species and…[Read more]
I have received what I’m fairly confident were encouragements and warnings from the Lord (only 5-10 dreams out of years and years of normal everyday dreams). Sometimes I asked for them after a long night in prayer. Sometimes they came unawares. Every time though, they needed to be tested against the truths of scripture.
One dream significantly…[Read more]
Honorable Midwestern Rabbits,
My heart is nigh full at hearing where y’all are from! The Midwest is ever my home as I travel abroad in cross-cultural missions work. Chicago is my city, but the wide sprawling fields and forest about it are my country. And you, you are my people.
With great love,
It’s wonderful to engage with so haphazard a crowd of taleborn men and women! I’d probably be something between a hobbit and an ent, a lover of growth (the green kind) and a carer only for what’s in my care (as much as I tremble at the very thought of Fangorn).
I’m familiar with the band, though they aren’t in my personal repertoire. My brother Thunan admires them more than I. Lower Still is probably the best one I’ve heard, a tale of the shameful humility (and then glorious ascension) of our Lord.
I am called Thoan Petrichor, dwarf lord and seeker of lavish beauty. I would remove my crown as your guest, but my wig might come off with it. A warm “hello” should suffice.
Missions is my craft. Expect me to bring it up every now and then.
I love a community that loves to game! I’d like to highlight two games that have not received due attention in this thread.
1. Photosynthesis (2017), strategy, 2-4 players
This game is brilliant.
You are a species of tree (oak, maple, pine, or linden) competing for light in an ecosystem, ending the life cycle of your biggest trees to collect…[Read more]
This is a poem I wrote back when I and some other graduates finished our academic training for missions.
“Now go we must while daylight lasts,
Forsake the peaks who gave us sight
As rainfall leaves the lofty mass
To give man drink and river flight
For rivers have this lesson learned
(And we’d do well to undertake):
Unless they part, no land is…[Read more]
I admire your love for one another. Pleading with God to act is the best way we can love.
I wanted to share a prayer request passed down from generation to generation in the church: pray that God would send more laborers into his harvest fields, more missionaries into the many places of the world where the good news about Jesus has not been…[Read more]