Those of you who have been with me for awhile know that I used to feature a small portion of the Bible every Wednesday. I would post an audio clip of a Bible story, and when you clicked on it here, it took you to recording of it on a website called Soundcloud. Soundcloud is a lot like YouTube, but it only has music and stories, no video. I rotated the stories between Genesis, Luke, and the Psalms. Plain and simple, no commentary, and just a brief introduction here on the blog.
On some Wednesdays, I just typed in a Bible verse or two from another place in the Bible. The first year, these were on the theme of Wisdom (something very important to the main character of Sophie’s Quest, (a Great Horned Owl), and the second year, the posts were on the theme of Freedom in the Bible–something very important to my little over-protected Timley Mouse!
I had to take some time off from those posts due to all the busy-ness of getting Sophie’s Quest published and “out there,” but I’d like to start them again. I enjoyed reading these stories, and I liked thinking about what God had to say about the themes that I was writing about in my novel. I’m also hoping that kids of many different backgrounds will discover Sophie’s Quest at school or in the library someplace, and that they may land on the website (or on Soundcloud) at some point. Since Sophie, the character, starts reading the Bible at the end of the story (and wait until you see the trouble it gets her into in the sequel!!), I dream of this blog being a place where kids can find their way into the Bible, too (but hopefully, without the trouble!)
Many kids and adults don’t own a Bible or have never heard many Bible stories, and while there are places on the internet for Daily Bible Verses, or Kid’s Bible curriculum, I haven’t seen too many options for people to just hear what the Bible has to say in terms of simple stories. In the two years I’ve been doing this blog, the Soundcloud stories have been clicked on almost 1400 times, by people from many different countries–including some that have limited access to the Bible.
But, I need help. I’ve been praying about starting this section of my blog again, and I’m just not sure where to begin. What do you like to see and/or hear on Wednesday’s Word? Should I keep going with a rotation of stories between the Old and New Testaments? Do you like the audio or the printed verses best? Should I just read stories from all over the Bible and not worry about going in any kind of order? Does this blog column meet a need for you?
If you have any thoughts on this, please send me an email, contact me through the comments section below, or find me on Facebook. Many people already have so much access to the Bible that they simply don’t need another source, so I won’t be hurt if this is a part of my blog that you usually skip!
Thank you so much, and have a great day!