Category: Chapter 1

The Touch Me Not Flower

There is an interesting wildflower that grows in the summer woods of N.Y. here, usually along streams. I look for it when I walk because the juice in its stems is said to be helpful if…

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Gifted With Weakness

The following is a straight-forward and passionate piece that a friend in Germany wrote, and shared with me. It seems very fitting at the juncture here in the Song of Songs, and I am honored to be able to share it with you. :)

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Beautiful Obscurity (Song 1:6 continued)

Jay Ferris had a striking analogy that was not always understood at first, saying,“The Kingdom of God is like a drop dead gorgeous woman who walks into a room full of women – gender neutral.”

A poignant image considering there was 140+ women in King Solomon’s life when in relationship to the Shulamite.

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God’s Stigma and the Dark Secret of The Shulamite

God's Stigma and The Dark Secrets of the Shulamite

Those who have “the mark” know that it is deeply painful, deeply personal, and one of the most profound honors imaginable. The Shulamite woman in the Song of Songs was one such woman. What little information she does reveal is very intentional. Consider the following:

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Being Gazed Upon – An Intro to Song 1:5-7

I am black, and lovely, O daughters of Jerusalem…Don’t see me only as dark, because the sun has looked upon me this way. My brother’s burned in anger with me; they made me guard the vineyards; but I have not guarded my own. Tell me, you whom my soul loves, where do you go to feed your flocks? Why should I be as one that is veiled by the flocks of your companions? ~Song 1:5-7

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