death

A Solitary Figure

A Solitary Figure 1920 1280 Gayl Wright

With nightfall swiftly approaching, the air felt crisp and cold. A solitary figure was wandering, so frail, so tired, so old. It fluttered in the blowing wind her threadbare cloak…

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Every Seed Must Die

Every Seed Must Die 1920 1280 The Promise Is Hope

The Promise Is Hope Every Seed Must Die © 2018 Old Bear Records 11 Tracks / 36 Minutes “It’s the dark night of the soul / Never slept in a…

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So, What Now?

So, What Now? 1920 1279 Robert Alan Rife

Recently, I spent words lamenting my egregious fall from grace. It was egregious in the sense that I had all the tools at my disposal for such a thing not…

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Headlong Into Light

Headlong Into Light 1920 1276 Jason Ramsey

In your eyes I see a paradigm shift. Days that grew into years – arid soil for budding stems – a backward blossom from futility: coarse entrails, crows feet, edges…

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The Fruit Borne

The Fruit Borne 1920 1280 Rodney Wilder

What was hoped to flower when sowed that tree your extinguished macabre?— the open-armed grotesque bereft of what our ransom robbed, wrung down loveless whorls, a presage wasted on the…

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The Halls

The Halls 1920 1280 Jason Ramsey

These are halls where souls go to die. Where agony parlays grief and fluorescent beams shock minds into submission. Where clamoring “it is finished” reverberates against concrete walls and rings…

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Holy Saturday Matins

Holy Saturday Matins 1920 1440 Daniel Baker

He came among the broken to break,​ to trample death with death, ruin with ruin. Suffering weakness to draw the weak;​ with us​ in our​ defeat.  

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Silence

Silence 1920 1285 Beckie Lindsey

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]’m awake and I don’t want to be. It’s too dark to be near dawn. I curl on my side, drawing the blankets over my shoulders, hunkering down in the…

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Escapement From The Valley Of Death

Escapement From The Valley Of Death 1920 1280 Adrian Encomienda

The night had beckoned at my door With sackcloth colored hair and robe And in my mind I knew it was My time to leave this flesh and blood Trusting…

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Crucify

Crucify 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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An Angel Dressed In Blue

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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For You,

For You, 1920 1440 Mary Sayler

  For You, I turned water into wine, purified in the veins of My own body. I climbed mountains, healed crowds of hunger, warmed a leper’s skin. For you I…

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