Thursday, February 26, 2009

What I believe, in six words

I was listening to an interesting Valentine's Day podcast last night (yup, I'm a bit behind...) about the six-word love story project underway at SMITH magazine. (and the ongoing six-word memoir project.) It was engaging, entertaining, fascinating. Check the link for more stories. It was begun my a six-word story by Ernest Hemingway:
For sale: baby shoes. Never worn.

There's a novel in that. What economy! Up at the magazine this morning:

Morning coffee tastes different without you.
Child in hospital. Heart losing hope.
Tried men. Tried women. Like cats.
Quit my dad's dreams. Found mine.

It got me thinking...what if we tried to tell our faith stories in six words? It's harder than I thought. I have two, as of this morning:

Lutheran musician, insider, outsider. Aaaaaahhhhh, grace.
God makes, saves, loves. I try.

What do you believe? Please post!

7 comments:

Rachel said...

The one I did a while ago, I think still fits.
"She loves until it hurts, always."
So good.

Song in my Heart said...

In doubt or fear? Keep singing.

Song in my Heart said...

I realised this morning that my contribution above is really just a paraphrase of the title of Jane Redmont's book, _When in Doubt, Sing_.

I still agree but cannot claim any originality. And the even shorter version is better, I think.

Choralgirl said...

Song--that happens to me all the time! Still a great play!

Jan said...

Teacher, student, reader, mother, wife, friend.

B said...

Call. Policy. Alleged barrier. Forever faithful.

Ginny said...

Called.Answer.Forgiven.Forgive.Loved.Love