Field Notes From A Prayer Warrior

A short glossary…

FIELD NOTES: qualitative notes recorded by scientists/researchers in the course of field research, during and after their observation of a specific phenomenon they are studying. The notes are intended to be read as evidence that gives meaning and aids in understanding the phenomenon.

**They should be descriptive and reflective.

DESCRIPTIVE: what the inquirer sees, hears, and experiences

REFLECTIVE: reflect your personal account of what you are learning

PRAYER WARRIOR: We are taught that there is a great spiritual battle ongoing (Ephesians 6:12). A prayer warrior is one who takes part in that battle through prayer–interceding for others and praying for God’s will to be done in all things.

SHELBO: My prayer warrior trail name.

*Origin: When I was 19 (in the, ahem, mid-80s) I got heavily (pun intended) into weight lifting. That earned me the nickname “Shelbo,” a mashup of Shelby and Rambo. It reminds me that I am outrageous, audacious, and ready to do battle! And, yes, I still lift weights!

TRAIL NAME: Trail names are fun, silly or serious names hikers either select for themselves or that are bestowed upon them by fellow hikers. Generally, the name has some connection to a hiking experience or to the hiker’s life.

Aren’t we all really just hiking through life?



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