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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Do You Want To Be Made Well?

640 426 Stephanie Thompson

(Identifying with the man in John 5) “Do you want to be made well?” The question posed to the man in John 5:5-9 appears rhetorical. We do not know if…

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Toward a Rule

1920 1267 Robert Rife

Great Guardian of hearth and horizon, soul and sail, I have lifted my feet in obedience to an insistent wind. I have lifted my head up above this tiny-rimmed being.…

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Hope Still Springs

1920 1440 Sarah Rennicke

  But as for me, I will always have hope; I will praise You more and more. -Psalm 71:14     More energy leaks away when I try and keep You…

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Life Must Be Lived

1920 1280 JJ Landis

I found our kitty curled up sound asleep, nestled in a pile of blankets on the bed early this morning. So I let her be, and the bed remained unmade.…

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All Around The Sun

1920 1280 Sarah Rennicke

Subtle shades of cream blue, peach, rose petal pink, ivory. 33,000 feet above the earth will make the looming gaps between sky and soil insignificant. Cracks carve bone out of ice;…

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Grace Comes To Us (With Blistered Feet)

1920 1440 Jay DePoy

I once heard a story about an old missionary. He had been afflicted with such a spiritual dis-ease that keeping the Grace of Christ to himself was no longer an…

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An Angel Dressed In Blue

1920 1280 Judith Rost

  “Do not forget to entertains strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.” Hebrews 13:2 The loss and loneliness were unbearable. I found it…

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