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Being Humbled

CREATIVE NON-FICTION, Creative Writing

It has been 2½ weeks since you last played the piano. It has been 2½ weeks since you’ve begun doing as little as possible with your aching right arm. You’re learning (not surprisingly!) how dependent you are on your right…

When a song knows you

CREATIVE NON-FICTION, Creative Writing

On that rare occasion when comes a song that catches in your throat and your moistened eyes lift; your heart swells and your tongue cleaves in silence to the roof of your dry, gaping mouth, one can only listen… Music…

Draw Me Away

MUSIC, Music Reviews

Anastasya Laverdiere Draw Me Away 7 Tracks 29 minutes Modern Worship/Indie “Draw Me Away”, the debut album from Anastasya Laverdiere, is an arresting and starkly beautiful collection of praise songs devoted to helping her, and her listeners, draw closer to God….

Faith, Writing, & People

CREATIVE NON-FICTION, Creative Writing

Four weeks ago, I was with some of my best writer and editor friends and acquaintances at the Festival of Faith & Writing in Grand Rapids, Michigan. My main responsibility was promoting the journal I edit: Windhover: A Journal of…

Mentally Ill

CREATIVE NON-FICTION, Creative Writing

I’m meeting Alyssa for the first time. She is a First Access counselor for Behavioral Health and she is facilitating my intake. She calls me in and asks me some questions. The questions are easy and difficult at the same…

Forced Rest

CREATIVE NON-FICTION, Creative Writing

Writing this out is difficult, the pain sharp in your right forearm and near your elbow. You are wearing a black brace. Your arms are extended to lessen the pain, and even in the top of your hand there is…

HeartStirred

Creative Writing, POETRY

“All the women whose heart stirred with a skill spun the goats’ hair.” Exodus 35:26 NASB   My heart stirs with a skill for You, Lord. With a needle I am mediocre – with a ladle I am hesitant –…

Loss

CREATIVE NON-FICTION, Creative Writing

On Friday evening, you leave a church event, feeling grateful for how the staff organized and hosted a dinner for church volunteers. Several hundred people attended, and there were awards, games, and laughs. It was a welcome ending to a…

EDITOR'S PICKS

Hand-Selected For You

Draw Me Away

Anastasya Laverdiere Draw Me Away 7 Tracks 29 minutes Modern Worship/Indie “Draw Me Away”, the debut album from Anastasya Laverdiere, is an arresting and starkly beautiful collection of praise songs devoted to helping her, and her listeners, draw closer to God....

Dream - EP

Matt Price Dream (EP) 6 Tracks 20 minutes Pop/Indie Nashville CCM recording artist Matt Price reinvents himself on ‘Dream’, his new EP featuring five original and relentlessly catchy electro-pop tunes and a stripped acoustic version of his first single, “Beautiful...
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