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Almond Tree Rod is a site that explores my research that is laid out in the form of articles, poems, videos, data visualizations, art which are created using the only book that matters in this world, the true and living Word of God, the Bible. Do note that any errors or omissions found in any of the posts are all entirely mine. I welcome any feedback, please post a comment to the relevant post or email me at sap12018@gmail.com

About Me

If Apostle Paul says he is chief among the sinners, then I assuredly consider myself as the lowest of the low! Surely I am as the grass that is here today and withers tomorrow, I personify the ‘there but by the grace of God go I’. I was born a Christian to loving parents and grew up in a mostly stress free and happy household. If I have to thank anyone for the knowledge and fervor towards Christ, I have solely my parents to thank.  I have lived a relatively cushy life, I do have my fair share of skeletons in the closet and with that said, there have been major points in life that I have cried out to the Lord and He has delivered me, but for the most part, my relationship with the Lord has been one of a backsliding sinner and a redeemed beloved child of God. I have constantly been amazed, shed copious amount of tears, gone done to the depths of despair and walked down difficult roads where I didn’t understand why or what’s going to happen, but through it all the Lord as a loving Father has comforted, shown the error of my ways, guided me and loved me as no other person could. As you will see in the section marked Poems, quite a few of them are inspired by the dark phases in my life and how in spite of all the times I went away from God, He never gave up on me for which I am thankful beyond words. I hope by sharing this you will know that though this site deals primarily with words from the Bible and Christianity, I am far from one who is worthy to be doing this work. My hope is that this site will serve as a blessing to anyone who reads and will bring them in some way closer to the way, the truth and the life – the savior Jesus Christ.

About the sections in this site

  • Art – The contents you see in the Art section can only be loosely termed as such. I am no expert with the physical or digital brush, however I do have these pictures in my mind when reading certain verses and I have tried my best to represent them
  • Videos – Purely a juxtaposition of already existing videos and music. Again when listening to songs I get ideas as to how they could be set to moving images. As a result I comb YouTube till I find the right video(s) that fits what I have imagined for a song
  • Poems – Free form thoughts following not one written rule or convention that constitutes a poem. But yet they shall all fall under this label as I am not sure what else to term them
  • Articles – A writeup putting together a consolidation of bible verses that explains themes/topics in the Bible. Some articles will be commentaries by me or other credited sources from the web/books
  • Data Visualization – A visual representation of simple/complex groups of data that illustrates a topic from the Bible

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SAP