Transforming Faithfully (Double Sedoka)


Transforming faithfully

The Sedoka poetry form is made up of two Katautas. The Katauta poetry form is a three-lined poem consisting of 19 to 21 syllables. The first line has five syllables, and the second and third lines have seven. Both the Katauta and the Sedoka are Japanese poetry forms and do not need to rhyme.


*I will be moving tomorrow and will be without internet for a bit.

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47 thoughts on “Transforming Faithfully (Double Sedoka)

  1. Wonderful and calming words. I’ve enjoyed them very much and read them slowly to allow them to sink in a bit… GREAT post!

    Good luck moving tomorrow! I hope all goes well and that you won’t have too much stress! May the new home be a wonderful one! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Ahhhhh, thanks so much. I’m so glad you liked the poem. That makes my day.
      As for the move, I’m trying to stay calm. The anxiety and stress sometimes gets the best of me, but I think I can handle it.
      Thank you so much for the nice wishes.
      ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Awwww, thanks so much Rob. It’s stressful, but I’m sure everything will go well.
      I’m trying to squeeze a few last minutes online before I’m disconnected for a while. Ugh! Is it even possible? Will I go through withdrawal? Oh no! Does that mean I’m an internet junkie? Eek.
      See you soon.
      ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Love the phrase ‘parasitic sin’ so true about the hold and evil that sin can be in our lives. Great post Staci! Good luck with the move, will be praying for you.

    • Heyyyy Mark. Thank you so much. Yes, I really like that ‘parasitic sin’ too.
      I am currently staying in an empty orphanage until the end of March, at least. Don’t have a home yet. Very frustrating. Thank you so much for praying Mark. I really appreciate it.
      ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thank you so much Lorrie. You’re too kind. Just today I have been able to get online. Still don’t have a connection at home. Hopefully things will stablize soon.
      Much love and blessing to you, my friend.

      • Hi Staci!! So good to hear from you ๐Ÿ™‚ You will get settled soon. Hope your transition goes smoothly. Thank you for the blessings…I need them right now. Much love my friend โค โค

  3. This is an interesting post, as I am not much familiar with the Double Sedoka poetry…”Cleansing a guilty Conscience” is a deeply driven phrase, it conveys a very clear meaning..”Strengthening the muscle of faith”, is another powerful phrase…as said these don’t need to have the rhyme but the meaning and message is profound.
    Going out, have a great time and looking forward to some new ideas and perspectives as you always do once you come back from break…
    Staci have a lovely time…
    ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Thanks Nihar. I’m so glad you like this. I still don’t have a regular connection so I’ll be absent for a bit still. Thanks so much for the well wishes.
      ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Preach it, Staci!! I love how you always speak truth and offer hope in your poems!! Transformation is truly wonderful. One of my all time favorite Scripture is “If anyone is in Christ they are a new creation. The old has passed away and the new life has begun!” You continue to be in my prayers, sweet friend.

    • Ohhhh, thank you so much Kirsten. Can you believe that I have only been able to access internet now? And I still don’t have a connection where I’m staying. Ugh! Hopefully by next week I’ll be a little more stablized here.
      Thank you so much also for praying. I REALLY need them right now. Everything’s up in the air.
      Bless you ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

      • It is soooo hard when everything isbup in the air! Im a planner, so i like the details all worked out. It is hard for me when things are flapping in the wind. I dont know how id do without internet for an extended time, yikes!! I will keep praying for you and hopefully things will settle down soon!!

    • Ugh! Smoothly? Still going on. I have only been able to access internet today, and still don’t have a connection where we’re staying. Hopefully by the end of the week things will be up and running, and maybe a little more in order.
      Thanks so much Pete.
      ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I know you don’t have Internet right now, but I wanted you to know I’m praying for you alll. I hope you made it safely and that Orphanage is a comfortable alternative for you all!!

  6. I love the analogies you made in this poetry form. By describing sin as a parasite and faith as a muscle, you enabled me to understand it clearer and gave some delightful imagery along the way! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Eek. Heyyyyy Kate. My life is a mess at the moment. I have only been able to access internet today, and have no idea where I’ll be living as of the end of March. Hopefully I’ll have my own connection by the end of the week. Thanks Kate.
      ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

    • Ohhhh Timi, I wish I could say so. Two truck drivers collided on the highway and were instantly killed. We had to wait in a lineup for about three hours. There were about 30 kilometers of cars on both sides waiting. Then, to top it all off, the apartment we were meant to take at our missions base, the people are no longer moving. Sooooo, we are in an empty orphanage at least until the end of March. From there, we have no idea. I still don’t have an internet connection and my hubby’s traveling and won’t be back until tomorrow morning. Hopefully a regular connection by sometime in the beginning of next week. Another thing, just to make things even better, a man was murdered by gunshot in the bus my hubby was in going to Sao Paulo. Gotta love it eh. When it rains, it pours. For now, I’m just trying to make this place my home as much as possible, and stay sane.
      Thanks so much.
      ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

      • I’m sorry to hear this. How sad for the families of the deceased. How inconvenient and scary for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. I MISS YOU SO MUCH, STACI!! But enough about me, I know you don’t know when you will have internet service again – I just wanted you to know that you are very missed here on WP. I hope you are settling in. You remain in my prayers ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Awwwwwww, that’s so sweet. I finally got internet connected in my place. It looks like we’ll be in this orphanage at least until the end of March. We’re praying that we can stay here. It’s going to be tough leaving if the base board doesn’t agree to let us stay. We’ll have to move all over again, move our cable tv and internet. And all our furniture and belongings. UGH. It’s been stressful, but things are coming together. I’m actually going to take a short hiatus for while my mom’s here. I’ll return to blogging about mid-March. I miss schedule and being on WordPress as well. Thank you so much for your prayers Kirsten. I soooo appreciate them. Please pray that God would give us favor with the board here and would allow us to stay in this place. Thanks a ton. And many blessings to you, my friend.
      ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

      • I will definitely be praying for favor with the Board!! I’m glad you finally got internet so you know you have that. Miss you bunches, sweet friend!

      • Thank yoy so much Kirsten. You really are a โ˜†
        Oh yes, what would I do without my beloved internet? Phew. Hard to believe that we lived without it up until the late 90s eh? Hehehe.
        Awwwww, miss you too. I feel a bit disconnected with the move and huge change in my life. I am so looking forward to getting into routine and back to blogging and creating. Ugh. Soon enough I guess. ๐Ÿ™‚ โ™กโ™กโ™ก

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