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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The Fruit Borne

The Fruit Borne 150 150 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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Holy Saturday Matins

Holy Saturday Matins 150 150 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 150 150 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 150 150 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 150 150 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 150 150 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, 150 150 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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When Faith Erupts From Heart Caverns

When Faith Erupts From Heart Caverns 150 150 Jessica Galan

I am rail thin, days shy of one decade. Daughter of an almond-eyed beauty of raven hair. Sister of younger brothers—four in all are we. During afternoon walks to Edgewood…

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Alone On The Melancholy Playground

Alone On The Melancholy Playground 150 150 Melinda VanRy

When I am melancholy it seems this is the reality of my life. It is the thread I see, dark, running through it all. Briefly crossed by the bright hues…

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