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Who is blessed?

CREATIVE NON-FICTION, Creative Writing

In an orphanage in Jamaica, I spoon fed a teenager. White rice and sauce with meat. She didn’t make eye contact with me or anyone. The dust from the parched earth was easy to see on her deep brown skin….

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For You,

Creative Writing, POETRY

  For You, I turned water into wine, purified in the veins of My own body. I climbed mountains, healed crowds of hunger, warmed a leper’s skin. For you I chastised leaders, halted stones, wrote on the ground each word…

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The Trees

Creative Writing, POETRY

  Three shadows on the hill from one the sap runs red, Pierced water pours and spreads and the gnarled roots, have their fill The bough supports its thicket crown, veins pulse, the bark punctured, branches aching, bleeding dew. A…

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Jesus touches the untouchable

Creative Writing, POETRY

  In a town [yes, in town where lepers were not allowed] a man filled with leprosy came to Jesus and fell down onto the ground on his face – [his pitiful face, which, maybe, had only a little left…

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Sleeping With The Enemy

CREATIVE NON-FICTION, Creative Writing

I’m going to ask you to imagine, if you will, a young lady. She could be in her mid-twenties or mid-life. Even at this age, the vast expanse of her knowledge of abandonment and heartache could easily rival many beyond…

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Outside Eden

Creative Writing, POETRY

Away from the flaming torches, everything grows dark. Does God never want me near? I turn back to look, but angels loom, and sparks drip from wings as though they’re bleeding. I hear a lion roar. Is this called fear?…

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Eaten Alive

CREATIVE NON-FICTION, Creative Writing

Jonah is a story for our times. More than the story of Big Fish Eats Man you learned as a child, this tale has less to do with the fish, but everything to do with being eaten alive. If you…

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Pull Me Closer

CREATIVE NON-FICTION, Creative Writing

Why can’t You just come and scoop me up and nestle me to Your chest? Why must You stand just past arm’s length and make me leave the ledge and leap? Detach from sure footing and flail my limbs swimming…

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Witness

Creative Writing, POETRY

  When Jesus walks through the walls of our homes or appears on the other side of an arrangement of atoms assembled as stone walls in a prison or walks through walls of water as a ship goes down at…

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Whiteboard Whispers

Creative Writing, POETRY

I am a whiteboard that has been drawn with what I thought was permanent marker. I am a whiteboard that dwells on what has been written before. I am a whiteboard that has realized it has been wiped clean. I…

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Child, Child

Creative Writing, POETRY

  Child, child, If God didn’t love you, no eyes, no ears would weave into your gut, no heart would arch into the inner soles of your shoes, showing you where to go. If God didn’t trust you, there would…

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Wandering Girl

This world is waking and I slide behind a table in a Hampton Inn. An older gentleman sits in the corner, newspaper lifted around his face. In the line for breakfast, a worker arranges the oatmeal bowls while a tall,...
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