Ode to a Bananaquit

Ode to a Bananaquit 2418 1845 Summer Edward

Bananaquit,         how I long to be         as still as you, hiding within the manchineel tree’s shadowy green arabesque. Obeisant bird, gray-browed cantor of the salt-earth         beach, the sea-blessed tree         your…

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Just the Other Day

Just the Other Day 1920 1280 Ogaga Eruteya

Just the other day, As I strolled down the walkway Seeing the multitude on the highway My thoughts went to Christ, the Way Who came to put us in Heavens…

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An Ode To The Almighty

An Ode To The Almighty 150 150 Sofia Rossi

I turned my head and You were there like a shining, impossible tower standing on nothing yet holding everything up by Your unmeasured Grace I went into Your chamber and…

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Peculiar Road

Peculiar Road 150 150 Sarah Rennicke

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 brings out a dependence from…

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Toward a Rule – Eschewing Truancy

Toward a Rule – Eschewing Truancy 150 150 Robert Alan Rife

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 at constructing and presenting a…

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Hand Over My Heart

Hand Over My Heart 150 150 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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To Give Of My Love

To Give Of My Love 150 150 Sarah Rennicke

Perfect love casts out fear.      -1 John 4:19     “Keep holding out your heart,” You say to me. As if this suggestion will suddenly solve all the pain I’ve…

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Tracing My Obsession

Tracing My Obsession 150 150 Nathaniel Lee Hansen

It’s been said that if you’re a writer, you write about your obsessions, whether you intend to or not. For me, that means poems and short stories (the bulk of…

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Surrender 150 150 Sarah Rennicke

Here is a trustworthy saying: If we died with Him, we will also live with Him. -2 Timothy 2:11   Surrender. To truly surrender, what will it take of me?…

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Barren Land and Plenty

Barren Land and Plenty 150 150 Sarah Rennicke

Rough scrape of leaves across pavement. Trees blend of barren twigs for branches, burnt orange, red wine, apple yellow. Invisible God manifested in the breeze cool on my face, gliding…

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Live Exposed

Live Exposed 150 150 Sarah Rennicke

To live with an exposed heart takes the most terrifying courage. Sitting in silence, inviting your heart to speak, takes a patience that tests your belief. This is going to…

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Fit My Soul

Fit My Soul 150 150 Sarah Rennicke

Who am I? Who am I with the graveclothes off? When I am unwrapped from the weight of analyzing everything and paralyzed by the fear of not doing the right…

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