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In His Green Book - Poetry Collection - Mini Review

  In His Green Book is a poetry collection unlike any poetry collection I have ever encountered. It is a collection of prose poetry and philosophical poetry that does not always embark on word play or literary structures. Yet, it is a very enjoyable read. Terence Asitibasi creates a sacred space of wisdom and life entertained with the natural world. There is something so mesmerizing about some of the poems that speak to a deeper understanding of this world. For example, in "With New Eyes He Sees" the opening lines capture your soul: The feeling that comes deep Inside him, as he felt that He was blind Asitibasi clearly and cleverly breaks apart 'the the deep' feeling in juxtaposition to blindness. The stanza break, the unnatural pacing of the comma, everything about these opening lines keeps the reader captive. And you just want more, okay? Luckily there are over 70 poems of more! The philosophical poem "Keep Watch" kept me pondering the 'beingness'

When the rubber meets the road.

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Technically speaking, this Friday (03/20/20) will be the eighth day that my “self-quarantine” began. I do not believe my room has ever been this clean. I just bought some new storage bins to keep my pantry in order. Ideally, I’d buy a whole lot more storage bins. But let me be honest, I am using my Spring Break to occupy my mind with things other than grad school. The biggest assignment of my life is coming up. I know, that is very dramatic. All of my assignments in seminary have been the biggest assignments of my life. I am just very dedicated to my passion and calling to be a minister.

The assignment is the first “practice” of a Lord’s Day, or Sunday Worship Service.I have to memorize four spoken components of worship and record myself for my classmates AND professor. I am very nervous about it. The last three months tried my faith. I am scrubbing and wringing the biblical text to explore things that question essential doctrine to the church.

Perhaps my endless questioning and searching will be my demise. I know my humor can be my demise, I apologize to all those that think it is. But apologies do not mean anything if they are not followed by actions. Moving forward I am going to practice more of my calling. I am going to start practicing for my assignment. I am going to blog a little bit more. There is more to this world than the road we walk on. Perhaps you can join me and find your own adventures?


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