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This Issue:

MarApr 2017

  • dealing with death
  • racism
  • new to faith
  • and more!


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Is it Time for a Change?

Melinda William

Give me the courage to bloom,
     to open myself
          layer by layer
               like a rose,
to blossom with…

03/05/17 at 02:32 PM


Veronica Paver, 17

I wake up to another painful day.
I hear yelling and screaming, and I want to fade away.
I crawl out of the place where I feel safe—my bed,
as deceiving voices…

02/20/17 at 04:36 PM

God Is There

Tynea Lewis

In the midst of my loneliness and longing,
God is there.
In the midst of my disappointment and desperation,
God is there.
In the midst of my pain and fear,
God is…

02/19/17 at 01:33 PM


Adrian Agachi

Feelings have gathered at the gate of my heart.
Do I dare to share them with you?
Are we dating? Are we chatting? Are we daydreaming?
I am confused, dazzled, disoriented.
I want…

01/09/17 at 11:43 AM

New Year Prayer

Lydia Grace, 19

I resolve to live more fully in 2017,
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…

01/01/17 at 01:01 AM

Letting Go

Tynea Lewis

I hold a treasure in my heart.
It has given me joy right from the start.
But then I hear a voice that’s calling,
“Let it go.” But I keep stalling.
I’m afraid…

12/29/16 at 09:35 AM

Music of Our Lives

Melinda Williams

The music
written as our lives by God
is sacred.
In the listening,
the singing,
the symphony of…

12/18/16 at 01:57 PM

Beyond the Music

Melinda Williams & Don Fay

They say your music touches lives,
speaks to youth,
changes minds.
They say your sermon-songs
tell them more than preachers,
teachers who stand…

12/16/16 at 01:33 PM


Rachel Crumpler

Notes rock
between high
and low
sweeping me
into the…

12/12/16 at 11:49 AM

Hope Lost

Lanny Farmer

I’ve lost all hope and lost all heart.
My days are walking in the dark.
Depression makes me want to hide
and conjures thoughts of suicide.

To take my life and leave this…

12/05/16 at 12:53 PM

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