As I began speaking to scripture, it began to speak to me. I am not saying that I started receiving answers to all of life’s problems. I still worried about being a good enough person. Past mistakes or hurts still bothered me. I still wondered where God was during painful experiences. But I truly felt in conversation with God while I took part in my own spiritual growth and understanding. I found myself drawn further into the mystery of Christian faith, further away from certitude, and closer to a life with scripture I had always longed for but had not believed possible. I discovered room in my relationship with God for faith, reason, and imagination.
—Jane Herring, One Day I Wrote Back: Interacting with Scripture Through Creative Writing (Upper Room Books, 2015)
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Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light to my path.
—Psalm 119:105 (NRSV)
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