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NovDec 2017

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GOOD NEWS

Kristee Ravan

They crowd at my door, pushing,
eager to see what I will unpack.
I am the new and interesting one,
the wealthy American with four suitcases.
I hide my annoyance, try not to…

12/08/17 at 11:42 AM

FRIENDS FOREVER?

Michelle Ankrum, 16

Humilated
broken
ruined—
that’s how I feel.
My “friend” did something I never thought would happen.
We’ve grown up…

10/23/17 at 11:43 AM

TRANSPARENCY

Emily Doll

My thick purple frames provide the necessary shield,
a distance, a buffer between me and the world.
My deep green eyes—the only part of me I like—
can safely hide and remain…

10/07/17 at 02:04 PM

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Glimpses of the Kingdom

Where have you seen glimpses of the kingdom? Where have you seen God’s presence break into your world unexpectedly?

09/27/17 at 02:25 PM

Gifts

Ian Kraft

I had climbed the tree so many times,
scaling up to the higher limbs.
Then one day I reached
a heavy, cracking, breaking branch
that swayed beneath me—
and I climbed…

09/16/17 at 01:48 PM

ONE GIVER, MANY GIFTS

Fred Elsasser

One giver giving many gifts;
     the giver is our God.
God’s Holy Spirit touches us
     with matchless gifts of love.
We each serve God in different ways,
 …

09/15/17 at 02:25 PM

STAY OR GO?

Dale Fredrickson

You are standing on the banks of the sea.
The dusty wind whirls;
the salty sea smacks muddy banks.
The horizon shimmers with hope for the free,
the promises of land, life, and…

08/23/17 at 02:59 PM

Reach Out?

Melani McLean

By all standards, I lose.
       I fail miserably.
I know I’m unworthy of an audience,
       but I pray you’ll have mercy on me

08/22/17 at 03:53 PM

Me in the Mirror

Christina Spaeth, 16

Me
in the mirror.
All I see
I hate.
My own worst enemy.

Hair too…

08/17/17 at 03:15 PM

DISRESPECT FOR THE EARTH

Elizabeth Green, 16

Technicolor skies at night,
cities’ dawn till morning’s light,
only the moon far up above—
where are the stars I used to love?
Though once their glory shown so bright,
they’re blotted out by…

07/31/17 at 11:22 AM

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