In which there is a daisy review (pt2)

by Craig on July 6, 2011

 

So I’m thinking before we move forward with the next bouquet of daisies I should take a look at the one I’ve already put together. Part one is just below this post.

If you are wondering why I’m studying biblical daisies – this post explains the Bible daisy hunt.

It’s a brand new concept. You’ll heart the daisies! Really.

So…

continuing from yesterday… here’s the wrap up of the first daisy bouquet.

First, there’s another green daisy (MK 13:34) (here)

Then I figured the white daisies of Our Lord were way more than white – they were glowy-y – and ours are less than white. (here) And at this point I decided not to count any of Our Lord’s daisies because they were – well – perfect – you know?

Then I decided I needed to pick up the pace and found one more white (JN 6:29), one more black (JN 7:7) and two purples that don’t get counted. (here)

Then there was the monumental discovery that “faith” is a white daisy!! Who knew? (Εδώ – that’s Greek for “here” – I’m getting tired of “here”)

Then…

another white daisy of Abraham (JN 8:39), and a Pharisaical black one (JN 8:41). (כאן – Hebrew for “here” – on account of Abraham)

Oh those Pharisees!! (⌣˛⌣)

And this beautiful picture over here to the right – that was taken by my friend Amber @ Amber’s Articles.

Smart, talented, full of faith, loving momma, devoted bride – thank you Amber.

By the way – I covet more daisy pictures – if you have one or two you’d like to share – please tell me.  I know some of you spectacular artistic skillz…

And then a buch of white, green, and even “good” yellow daisies (JN 9:4). (Tady – “here” in Czech – oh, and there is the saddest love story that goes with this word – maybe I’ll share it sometime)

Then white daisies thought by some (guess who?) to be black (Acts 5:38,42) – and another blockbuster discovery that daisy color is in the eye of the beholder. (aquí – because who doesn’t know a little Spanish)

Then, 2 green daisies – one of them tinged with black (Acts 7:22 and 41)…
and another breathtaking white daisy (Acts 7:41)…
and a tulip (Acts 9:36) !  ici – because of all those years of High School French)

Then one white daisy which was really three (Acts 13:2) and the realization of how much I now heart daisies – which means I now heart “works”. Who saw that one comin’? (here because I don’t know any more languages)

And finally two greenish-white daisies  (Acts 14:26) and (Acts 15:37,38). (here)

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The final daisy count from the Gospels and Acts:

10 white 5 black 7 green and 1 good yellow daisy  – and a red rose, and a tulip

(purple and glowy daisies still not counted).

Now I feel all organize-y.

I heart that!

Maybe I’ve finally learned the great truth…

that I heard so long ago…

“If you tie your shoes better the first time honey…

they’ll stay tied longer…

and you’ll trip less.”

Mom was so smart…

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

A. July 6, 2011 at 10:54 am

Still thinking about that faith-is-a-daisy thing. Amazing. It is God’s daisy, though, right? It is His work that gave us faith? I guess our faith daisy is when we act in faith? Is it our action, then, rather than the faith itself, that is our daisy? The faith is God’s daisy and the action based on the faith is our daisy?

I think I need to still learn to tie a few of my shoes better. :)

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Craig July 6, 2011 at 2:20 pm

you know, A., I might need a little more time to process the fact of faith being a Daisy myself. But I don’t think I’ll be able to come up with a better definition than you – because the Bible clearly says faith is a gift – and yet we clearly choose to decide to believe – and then, as James says faith is doing – doing is believing – so I think you have it right on the nose, “faith is God’s daisy and the action based on the faith is our daisy? Brilliant! God Bless.

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A. July 6, 2011 at 10:58 am

craig, thinking of flowers…sunflowers look a lot like daisies They are kind of like Goliath daisies. And guess what? They are really cool! They continuously and imperceptibly turn to always face the sun! I had a patch of them once and as the sun moved across the sky during the day, the sunflower heads always were facing towards it!!!! Kinda how we should be with Jesus, no?

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Craig July 6, 2011 at 2:22 pm

amen – syes on the Light!! A.

And Sunflowers are kind of like giant daisies – and a little spooky too (◠‿◠).

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Amber's Articles July 6, 2011 at 11:03 am

Craig thank your your kind words!

I know it is not fully related, but after reading your first few sentences. I thought, “What is my bouquet made of?” Are my flowers dead or alive? What flowers need a little more water? Which need a little less? Do I have some that are gentle, some that are bold? At any rate the whole bouquet, daisy, flower thing just got me thinking and now I am rambling.

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Craig July 6, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Amber, my friend, you’re quite welcome. And I think should run the flower post – sounds like a good idea! And I can imagine the pictures that will go with the post – make sure you let me know when it’s done so I don’t miss it! God bless and keep you Amber.

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Dawn July 6, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Dear Craig,

All due respect to your smart Mom, wasn’t it right after you tripped that you got the great AHA for this series? Uh-huh, uh-huh!

Thankful in everything,
Dawn

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Craig July 6, 2011 at 2:17 pm

You made me think hard on that one Dawn, I had to go back and check the posts – and from what it looks like – it looks like I tripped the post after I started this series – not the one before – that was the serendipity post right? regardless Laska was right in his comment when he noted how smart you are.(◠‿◠) God bless you Dawn!

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Dawn July 6, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Yes, yes Craig, you had started the series, but you were going one way until you had your Aha moment, when you found another Greek word used for works. It was the Serendipity post. A bit after that on June 22 you were shouting Eureka when you found the verse that equated belief (faith) and works. And so on we go…tripping away! It’s a bit bumpy, but, hey, who’s complainin’?

Singing here,
Dawn

PS A. is way too smart for her own good, but she sure is helping us here. :^)

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