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The Lost Arts

1920 1280 Elizabeth Marshall

I dreamed there was a gathering. The lost arts took a seat. Placed a napkin in the lap. And called the meeting to order. Poetry took two seats. The head…

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Joy & Sorrow Meet

2000 2000 Weston Skaggs

A Sprawling, Brilliant Gospel Folk Landscape WESTON SKAGGS Joy & Sorrow Meet 13 tracks / 39 minutes 2016 Sprig Music Review by Jason Ramsey By the time the slow drum…

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Child, Child

1920 1280 Mary Sayler

  Child, child, If God didn’t love you, no eyes, no ears would weave into your gut, no heart would arch into the inner soles of your shoes, showing you…

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New Tricks

1920 1280 Sally Clark

The old dog’s once clear eyes, now filled with his clouded destiny; his aged body quickening towards the familiar voice he cannot see, rippling with quiet joy that Love has…

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The Gift Of Hope

1920 1440 Laura LaSpalutto

This Christmas, I’m asking for the gift of hope. I don’t mean the kind of hope we casually toss about in our everyday conversations. We say “I hope you feel…

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Salvation Found in Scattered Tears

1935 1451 Eve Harrell

Silence greets her like a room of smoke, stifling and heavy. She paces back and forth, her heart beating like an invisible sword cutting through the white noise. Why, why…

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The Struggle To Know Ourselves

2048 1365 Brian Niece

Why do so many of us prefer to remain willfully ignorant or at least blissfuly unaware? We develop assumptions. These assumptions, or opinions, are formed over years, through experiences, through…

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Waters of Unending Joy

757 634 Nathaniel Lee Hansen

This Sunday is Baptism Sunday, and you have the day off from your usual responsibilities of playing piano and singing, and across three services over 30 people are baptized, but…

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The Joy of Christmas

1280 960 Nathaniel Lee Hansen

Last week I took my son and daughter to the new Peanuts movie. As a purist, and as a reader of the comic strip and viewer of the specials and…

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Giving Thanks – Drawing Attention to God

1280 853 Gail Davis

1Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth. 2Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before Him with joyful singing. 3Know that the LORD Himself is God; It is He who has made…

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BLESSED BY TRIALS – James 1:12-27

6002 4800 Gail Davis

Introduction In the last Bible study that covered James 1:1-11, James taught his hearers and later readers three things. He told his hearers to consider trials joy because they produced…

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