I am a Christian wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. I have been a Sunday School teacher, women’s group leader, Bible leader in women’s studies, and I became convinced that I should put some of the study thoughts into written form, either as a book or as a blog. Also, for the past 25 years, my husband has taken incredible pictures of a wide variety of places and events. In viewing some of the pictures, I realized that some of the Bible study ideas could be illustrated by his photography, and so this blog was ruminating in my mind and heart. The picture here was taken of us at the ancient Roman Bath in Bath, England. (We are in the foreground, the people up top are statues!)
I will be giving you more background on the purpose and intent of this blog as well as about who I am, etc., as we go on in the future. For now, let me explain the blog’s name.
The Ruminant Scribe — Ruminant is a word that means “chewing the cud”. While the primary meaning relates to mammals that chew the cud, it also has a secondary meaning, and the one which I am using in this blog. Specifically, it refers to one who is engaged in contemplation. David said “They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty, and I will meditate on your wonderful works.” Psalm 145:5, It is my deep desire that the thoughts expressed in this blog will encourage you to think about God’s wonderful works and your relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ as well as with others around you. Prayerfully I would suggest that you not only “think about” them but that you “ruminate” on them, that you go over them in your mind for an extended period so that the Scripture referenced and the thoughts expressed will speak to your heart, mind and spirit.
Scribe is a word that comes from Scripture and refers to those in Israel who studied the Scriptures and served as copyists, editors, teachers and jurists. While my undergraduate degree was in English Secondary Education, my graduate degree is a Doctor of Jurisprudence — in other words, I am a lawyer. I recognize that in Scripture, lawyer usually is not the favored one in the parable or story. But, praise the Lord, He can save and work through lawyers if He so chooses!
The rumination will be enhanced, prayerfully, by the pictures that will be attached to each blog entry. The secondary heading for the blog is “Snapshots of God’s World and Word”. I am praying that the pictures will spark an interest in you so that you will recall the discussion as you contemplate the Lord’s Word. This blog reflects the work of an attorney who is chewing the cud of Scripture while praying that the Word is digested so that I am drawn closer to my Lord and Savior in so doing.
So there you have it — I pray that you will join me as we “chew the cud” together.