Created to Bloom, Sujatha Balasundaram

Genesis 1: 26 – Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth, and over every creeping thing thatContinue reading “Created to Bloom, Sujatha Balasundaram”

Scriptural Imagination Project

The Kingdom of God is now! Jesus as Dancer, Jyoti Sahi Created to Bloom, Sujatha Balasundaram The Potter of Creation, Bhajju Shyam The doctrine of creation is pivotal to the Christian theological framework. The account of creation in Genesis chapters 1-2 is more than a chronological account of events that occurred in the past. ItContinue reading “Scriptural Imagination Project”

THAMARAI | HOPE

Thamarai (தாமரை) / tha-ma-rai / noun: Tamil, Asian lotus flowerby Sujatha Balasundaram       In South India, the Thamarai (Asian Lotus flower) depicts hope and strength to people struggling in their daily lives. A Tamil saying “Setril malarndha Thamarai” is commonly translated as “a lotus that blooms in the muck,” referring to beauty that is revealed amid adverse circumstances. The brightly colored lotus thatContinue reading “THAMARAI | HOPE”

A flourishing tree

What do you do when things don’t go your way? What do you do when your circumstances scorch you? Do you know where to go? Do you know what to look for? Consider a tree, the main parts of the tree are its roots, leaves and bark/stem. These three parts function to find the basicContinue reading “A flourishing tree”

A Contemplative Lenten Experience: Thank you Holy Spirit Scripture: Acts 2:2-4  When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3 And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each oneContinue reading