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JulAug 2019

  • Good Enough?
  • "Squirrel!"
  • I Disagree
  • and more!


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The Secret of Contentment

Lori Scott

It’s not that I don’t dream big dreams
or that I lack in self-esteem.
It’s not that I don’t strive for more
or kick ambition out the door.
It’s that no matter what…

05/22/19 at 11:17 AM


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…

05/20/19 at 03:54 PM

Practice Compassion

Veronica Paver, 18

Compassion in the way we talk
Compassion everywhere we walk
Reaching out a helping hand
Supporting those who cannot stand
Putting ourselves in others’ shoes
And seeing others’ point of…

05/14/19 at 03:45 PM

Dark Moments

Emilly Odhiambo, 23

Poor sorrow,
make sure the daybreak doesn’t find you.
The Lord is about to intervene.
You pretended to be great in my dark moments,
but the Lord was greater.
Now my light is about…

04/20/19 at 09:00 PM


Ralph Carelli

My name is Simon from Cyrene. I was passing through the land
Outside the city of Jerusalem, when I came upon this man.
Soldiers put a purple robe on him and…

04/19/19 at 11:55 AM

Are You God?

Carolyn Caines & Richard Lawton

A small and tattered beggar boy
stood looking down the street.
His clothes were mostly patches,
and no shoes were on his feet.

He came upon a bakery;
he stood and peered…

04/13/19 at 02:56 PM


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…

04/02/19 at 11:52 AM

What If I Took Off the Mask?

Mary Davis

I’m glad that only God can see my true self; yet, if everyone could look at me through God’s eyes, they would see me in a different light. They…

03/31/19 at 01:49 PM

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…

03/30/19 at 02:32 PM

Please Don’t Judge

Sarah Beth Davis

Please don’t judge me by my face,
by my religion or my race.
Please don’t laugh at what I wear
or how I look or do my  hair.
Please look a little deeper,

03/28/19 at 01:29 PM

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