Anne Marie Rondeau Jamieson
My name is Anne Marie Jamieson and my husband and I are continuing our education at Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, MI. Travis is working towards his Masters of Divinity and I am pursuing a Master of Theological Studies. I am a mother and my poetry stems heavily from my experiences of motherhood and the pressures, sorrows, and joys experienced with this human experience. I am passionate about theology, and am particularly interested in Ecclesiology and Practical Theology. I engage with my theology in this blog mostly by using poetry, music, and visual art to help illustrate the dialogical and intimate relationship with Jesus.
I am a military brat, an outgoing introvert (if there is such a thing), and I love spending time with my husband and two year old daughter each day. Some of my interests include reading in a comfy chair (never(!) at a desk), talking to my husband about theology, interior design, going out to fun local restaurants, watching stand-up comedy, singing and dancing with my daughter, painting, and playing guitar.
Thank you for taking the time to participate with me in my creating.
Poetica | Theologia | Musicorum
Poetica, Theoligia, Musicorum,
They belong together, you see, in quorum
For the act of creating
Brings light to questions predating
The very souls we know and think of
(whom we use as inspiration in love)
For, experiences now are mere shadows of the creator God
The One whom we must give inordinate laud
So our creating, in essence
Beckons to know in quintessence
Who is this God?
And why must He be awed?
Oh, I believe I’m starting to understand!
His majesty is too considerable to comprehend!
For these arts are just facility
If separated from their nobility
As used to demonstrate and facilitate
The beauty and complexity of a God so great.
Statement of Faith
I write poetry, paint, and play music to emote and converse with our God and to process the joys and sorrows of the christian life. For those who desire to understand my theological disposition, I adhere and submit to the Orthodox and Ecumenical Christian Creeds of the Church. Three that you can read more in depth are The Nicene Creed, the Athanasian Creed, and the Apostles Creed. For a short summation of the historic Christian faith, below is written the Apostles Creed.
The Apostles Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended to heaven
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic* church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.
*that is, the true Christian church of all times and all places