Plays around with what Jewish teachers call “midrash”—taking a piece of scripture and “expanding” it through writing a totally new story that “fills in the gaps” in the text. Encourages imagination … and thus taking the Scripture seriously.
Bible. Pen and paper.
Spend a moment in quiet prayer. If you wish, begin by freewriting for 3-5 minutes. Just let the pen empty out your concerns and thanksgiving for the day. Breathe.
Take a moment to breathe and let the playtime settle around you. Carry your curiosity and insights and questions into the day.
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