Creative Writing

Sonnet For My Goddaughter

1920 1355 Amanda N. Butler

Holding your new form, resting in arm’s niche, in that moment, forever devoted – the Lord, sewing us in a blanket stitch – I vow to shield from evil revolted.…

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When The Wheels On The Bus Stop Going Round

1920 1280 Karen Friday

He turned off the lights. My heart—almost audible—frantic inside my chest. Late evening approached when a handful of people boarded a Greyhound bus. As the majority made their way to…

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Burn My Bones

1920 1277 Sarah Rennicke

Smoke and sear across my heart. For something. For someone. I need to feel needles pricking my skin, leaving imprints on my soul. I need to be blinded by beauty,…

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Earth And Heaven

1920 1279 Catherine Lawton

As wind in the forest bends the trees With sounds of whooshing and unearthly creaks, In Sunday sanctuary where footfalls creak wood, Both moved and moving, both chosen and choosing;…

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1920 1078 Abigail Carroll

Be map, be lamp, be flame for my way, be sole of my shoe, be stride of my walk, be mountain, be forest, be cool of the shade, be wind…

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1920 1280 Abigail Carroll

Sing through the lathe of your mouth Sing on the salt of your breath Sing through the rigs of your lungs Sing out your debts to the earth Sing with…

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Awaken Us From Weakness

1920 1280 Rory Fry

Awaken us from our weakness Shake us from our sleep Break us Lord To make us Take us to our knees Where we are vapor Where You increase Tensions ease…

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Learning To Pray

1920 1280 Abigail Carroll

When I say I have passed the afternoon watching loosestrife lean against the wind at the edge of the lake, what I mean is this: I have stepped into prayer,…

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Prayers Of A Pot

1920 1384 Rory Fry

For wisdom I turn to You To know real love And practice Truth By Your strength For Your name You said to ask To humbly pray I am but an…

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Morning Liturgy

1920 1280 Daniel Baker

Good morning again,​ child of God.​ Belov’d of the Father,​ as in the Son.​ Wholly lived in holy hope,​ weariness undone.​ Unfinished, re-created,​ crushed, crashed-crimson,​ affliction abated.​ Sustained assuagement,​ inspirited…

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The Weight Of Your Pain

1920 1080 Melinda VanRy

People. Pain. It’s impossible to be around people and not brush up against someone’s pain. Who among us has never been weighted down by chains of pain, wrapped around us,…

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A Saturday Examen

1920 1328 Robert Rife

Let the baptismal waters drown this insubstantial love and choke the complexities of my lostness. Cleanse my spiritual palette and don the insignificance of wayward wants upon your crested waking.…

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