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Jan/Feb 2016

  • imagination
  • homelessness
  • prayer 101
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CRUSHED

Robin Gericke, 16

The little girl hands me a piece of paper.
I see that she tried hard to make an origami swan.
She proudly smiles as if it were a perfectly cut diamond.
But…

02/09/16 at 02:25 PM

Less Is More

Carolyn Caines

Less is more—well, more or less.
To speak less and say more,
To doubt less and hope more,
To rush less and see more,
To judge less and forgive more,
To complain less and…

02/07/16 at 07:05 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

01/17/16 at 01:53 PM

Traveling Together

Amy Treece

The man on the corner looks tired and worn.
I walk past him every day on my way to school,
       and again as I make my way…

01/14/16 at 11:22 AM

Trust God’s Promise in Isaiah 41:13

Emily Acker

When pain is too much to bear
and we feel unworthy of love or life,
when harming ourselves seems the only way
to get through the problems we face,
when we feel we…

01/09/16 at 03:02 PM

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I WANT TO STOP

Elaine Creasman

Father, I don’t want to cut anymore.
But right now I’m feeling tempted.
I long to…

01/05/16 at 02:12 PM

Carpenters

Cari Icenogle

I remember youth group work trips:
The long ride
packed tightly together.
Though we’ve known each other for some time,
we’re just starting to bond.

I remember clothes caked with…

01/02/16 at 11:35 AM

New Year Prayer

Lydia Grace, 19

Lord,
I resolve to live more fully in 2016,
each day brighter, more purposeful,
full of faith and not of fear.
Give me courage to accept life’s adventures
and faith to avoid second…

01/01/16 at 01:01 AM

Today

Sudha Khristmukti

Today I choose to recollect
the most meaningful moments
that came my way,
that became turning points in my life.
I reflect on valuable lessons I learned,
truths I…

12/28/15 at 03:25 PM

Identity

Melinda Williams

Who do you say that I am?
It’s a serious question,
requiring a serious answer.
Who do you say that I am?
Because I don’t think I know anymore.
Am I the image held…

12/11/15 at 11:54 AM

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