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1920 1280 Sarah Rennicke

Peculiar Road

Peculiar. It is peculiar, how this faith thing works. How in the middle of a hurricane comes a calm. How the twisted turns of life…

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When We Pray For Dying Children

Last night when I couldn’t sleep, I got up to walk around the house for a few minutes before getting back into bed. I could…

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After London

She grabbed my hand – caught, like a tufted grove of hazy branches – there were promises unspoken. The full English – an edible morning…

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Come To You

You tell me to come to You. Me, worn and weary, fall into You, and You will give me rest. Just come to You. Simple.…

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From The Poet’s Ready Pen

From the poet’s ready pen comes the yawning stillness, leaking out from linen thoughts, stretched tight upon the hungry loom. How dear these words come, dear…

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1920 1285 Mary Langer Thompson

Rolling The Stone Away

Five men, a jack, and a dolly are all it takes to lift the monumental block of Thou Shalt Nots, to wheel it away. But…

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Toward a Rule – Eschewing Truancy

In early November of 2016, I participated in a class toward my ordination entitled “Vocational Excellence.” This is part 4 of the paper I submitted, aimed…

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1920 1280 Sarah Rennicke

Why Not Me

I believe in God being a God of redemption. There is something in remembering, in strolling through the memory halls of my heart and still…

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1920 1280 Jason Ramsey

Ryan Clair – I Want Jesus To Walk With Me (The Valley)

Ryan Clair  I Want Jesus To Walk With Me (The Valley) – Single © 2017 Sprig Music / Old Bear Records / Ryan Clair Review…

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1920 1280 Sarah Rennicke

Soft Promise

It has to be a daily surrender of my life and heart. I am too human and full of a choking selfishness to get through…

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1920 1440 Laura Reece Hogan

Over The Falls

Breezing on the breath of God we trust to the edge, sails brave with stirred spirit. We will rush smooth in sun always, we think,…

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Greater Strength

How does forgiveness flow freely from our chest? Out of our heart, granting pardon to another, when our heart has burned in hurt and felt…

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Forgotten To Remember

It is terrible to forget. And yet I have. For clusters of months, mounting to a year. Until I found my way, one Sunday, to…

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1920 1280 Sarah Rennicke

You First

The rain is gentle. So are You. Reminding me to come back to my first love. Before the world and all its distortions broke my…

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The Hedgerow Folk – Compass

THE HEDGEROW FOLK Compass Folk/Indie 2017 – 10 tracks, 50 minutes Review by Heidi Wheeler Imagine yourself on the front porch of a cabin in…

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1920 1280 Sarah Rennicke

How To Love You Well

It’s that effortless, always hopeful, always expanding kind of love that looks straight into the soul and says, “I am going to cover your heart…

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Spark and Steam

Through the hiss of antique silver espresso machine reverberating around the high-windowed room of a downtown café, brick and mortar building, I shrug off the…

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1920 1195 Catherine Lawton

Look At Me!

“Look at me, Cathy.” Downcast, ashamed, I shrank from seeing my father’s disappointment, his sadness, maybe anger. I was little; he was big. I was…

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1920 1281 Elizabeth Marshall

A Triptych

One It is a strange thing, your leaving In increments This slow fade, pains us The dialing down and dialing back I wish for your…

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1920 1280 Robert Rife

The Day Renders Well Her Light To Cast

The day renders well her light to cast, comes, with hopeful glance, her tidings bring – haunting dark, like some unholy past soon yields his…

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