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Hold Tight To Hope

Hold Tight To Hope 1920 1279 Sarah Rennicke

Though You say You’re with me always, I feel left high and dry. You brought me so close to sweetness and then snatched it away and slammed the door on…

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The other in the eyes of another

The other in the eyes of another 1919 1279 Aliyah Lauren Jacobs

When you see me – you don’t see me. You see me through the bias that causes you to blind-see. The prejudice you know you hold about me, the prejudice…

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Resurrection

Resurrection 3800 1517 Mary Sayler

It was finished. There was nothing left to do but take down Jesus’ body and hide it quickly from mind, from view. The terror of the tomb closed the matter,…

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Scar on the Cheek: Judas’ Betrayal

Scar on the Cheek: Judas’ Betrayal 1920 1449 Prasanta Verma

The kiss on the cheek planted swift, turns to thorny scratch, burns long and thin, drips red on black dirt. Fragile petals live a breath away, a thin vein from…

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Hosanna

Hosanna 1920 1279 Sarah Rennicke

What did the people think, as they saw You heading towards the Jewel City? What did they believe they would see? The survival of Your people? The placement of a…

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Mary Of Bethany

Mary Of Bethany 1920 1281 D.S. Martin

Some women are blessed with words I have eloquent tears   My sister weaves her expectations into reasonable structures that rise higher than the temple mount but cannot touch me   for…

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Wilderness Living

Wilderness Living 1920 1281 Sarah Rennicke

When He called my name to cross the waters, I did not know where it would lead. What wilderness lay before me, or even that He Himself would be taking…

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Hermeneutics of Fatherhood

Hermeneutics of Fatherhood 1920 1230 Joy and Matthew Steem

Larry Norman – God bless him for shaking things up when he asked, “why should the devil have all the good music” – had a song with the lines “forget your…

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Merry and Bright

Merry and Bright 3872 2592 Sarah Rennicke

We’re chest deep in the Christmas season, yet I don’t feel merry and bright. My head is filled with frantic, stuffed to overload. My brother and sister-in-law are preparing for…

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Why I Find Comfort Walking In Peter’s Footprints

Why I Find Comfort Walking In Peter’s Footprints 1920 1280 Stephanie Thompson

I can hear the voice beckoning me forward. By all Heavenly accounts, I have nothing to fear. Have I forgotten the miracles Jesus has performed in front of my eyes?…

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Come To You

Come To You 1920 1281 Sarah Rennicke

You tell me to come to You. Me, worn and weary, fall into You, and You will give me rest. Just come to You. Simple. Straightforward. Just come.   Am…

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In My Heart An Altar

In My Heart An Altar 1920 1280 Catherine Lawton

While I stand here before the Lord or sit and meditate, My heart still at an altar bows; and that I contemplate. An altar by my parents stood, with me…

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