Spark and Steam

1280 849 Sarah Rennicke

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 cold. Everything seems to sting…

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In Defense Of Dirty

1080 539 Joy and Matthew Steem

The only reason why I agreed to watch the movie War Room was because my date asked to see it together in theater. Still in the early stages of going out,…

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A Time To Speak

1920 1276 Sarah Rennicke

I once feared the echoes of my own mouth. The heaves and gasps my lips pushed forward, the noise breaking into the air. I could not fathom what formed from…

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Hand Over My Heart

1920 1186 Sarah Rennicke

I haven’t realized just how scared I am of handing over my heart to You until the wrappers of my self-denial peel off and I delicately hold its fragile contents…

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On New Birth

1920 1280 Elizabeth Marshall

I remember. Forgetting is not an option. And if it was, I would choose to recall every fragment of the story. Remembering and forgetting sit with mystery and paint the…

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Daughter You Are Extraordinary

1920 1280 Eve Harrell

I have a great love for Roses.  Red, white, yellow, pink, they are all beautiful.  Oh, if I could only sit in front of a rose and watch it bloom. …

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Tonight I Am Here

1920 1277 Sarah Rennicke

Tonight I am here. Densely embedded in the forest of the unknown. And I know You told me it wasn’t going to be easy, that I wasn’t going to understand…

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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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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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Gospel For The Lonely

1920 1280 Summer Edward

“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I…

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1920 1280 Sarah Rennicke

“What shall I do, then, with Jesus who is called the Messiah?” Pilate asked. They all answered, “Crucify Him!” “Why? What crime has He committed?” asked Pilate. But they shouted…

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