“the profane is just the sacred abused” (quote from Buchanan)
“In God…we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28).
“God be in my head, and in my understanding,
God be in my eyes, And in my looking,
God be in my mouth, And in my speaking;
God be in my heart, And in my feeling;
God be at my death And at my departing.” ~Walford Davies, hymn
First Rung ~ Listening: a way of the Spirit (Scripture reading, prayer and memorization)
Second Rung ~Love: a way of sacrificing (that which is at the the heart of everything we do)
Third Rung ~ Labour: a way of serving (farm work, household chores, creativity, ministries, volunteer work)
Fourth Rung ~ Loveliness: a way of seeing (Poetry, Nature, Music and Art)
Fifth Rung ~ Literature: a way of seeking (discovery through great books)
Sixth Rung ~ Language: a way of speaking (narrations, Latin/Greek, grammar, writing)
Seventh Rung ~ Logic: a way of scaffolding (ideas, reasoning, science, mathematics, discussing)
As the sun sets in the west, we ring the farm table, and pause to reflect on the shadow of the seven daily rungs.
Hands to ears, we ask of the first rung: Did we listen to our Lord today? Hands over hearts, we question the second rung: Did we love Jesus by loving others?
Then, holding fingers high, we mark off the five remaining rungs:
Labor: Whom did we serve today?
Loveliness: What did we see today?
Literature: What did we seek and discover in good books today?
Language: How did use we speak, written and orally, today?
Logic: How did we scaffold into new ideas and understanding today?
Hands reach out to lace fingers together.
In the quiet coming down, we crown the day with laughter, taking our daily heart medicine of joy. … But from each of the seven daily rungs in a holistic homeschooling education— listening, loving, labouring, looking on loveliness, learning literature, language and logic— we’ve kept our eyes on our reward. The Lord Himself.
Who is the Way through everyday.
— start the day with … (http://mamahooper.blogspot.com/2008/01/invitation.html)
Lord, please be with us today-
Bless our school in every way.
We promise to
Everything You say!
Help us as we learn new things,
Guide us as we count and sing.
When Mama speaks
We’ll be meek
To honor You, our King!
Lord, we want to learn and grow,
Because You gave us minds, and so
The way that we should go!
http://www.emergentkiwi.org.nz/archives/smash_communion.php – read about a different styled communion service.
‘Colliding Worlds’ is about a Christian worldview meeting/clashing with a secular world view. Expectations and opinions that don’t match, mesh, or meet well – if at all.
Enjoy reading more of these blogs above.
Blessings on your and your household,
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