Tag Archives: God

Contemplations of the End

In my heart of hearts, I want to live each moment so that, whenever my end comes, I can face this final defeat as my greatest victory, the triumph of crossing the finish line of a race run well, to … Continue reading

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Conquerors

O! The marvelous mystery! I in You, and You in me. Love stronger than kin, Bound closer than skin, We are inseparable.   (Romans 8:31-39)

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Fig Leaf

Wrestling in the dark with unbelief, Hiding from your eyes my sins so base. I was born clutching a fig leaf, A broken image alive in disgrace. In a world of sinners I am the chief. Your halls of light … Continue reading

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A Few Short Years: A Christmas Villanelle 

Your heart’s set on a few short years  With gifts to buy and family to call  What happens when the Son appears? On an average night to angels’ cheers God wrapped Himself in child’s flesh in a dirty stall  Your … Continue reading

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What is Faith?

Is faith a lofty pragmatism a one-time-buy insurance policy a spoiled child an “I asked once don’t make me ask again” Or is faith an ocean tide an interminably persistent sibling a ceaseless alarm an “I know you hear and you … Continue reading

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Perfect Love

Perfect Love by Beth Wangler So this is what they mean By perfect love that casts out fear: Your face I’ve never seen, But still I know that You are near. Your presence makes me bold To take the risks … Continue reading

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Poemless

I want to write You a poem, a rhyme about Your Name, but I can’t seem to find even one line that compares to Your glory and grace. “In love” is too weak a phrase–all of me is branded by the brilliance of Your face. I am forever … Continue reading

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Wondering if Romance is Still Real (The Answer is Yes)

Over the holiday season, I worked at Barnes and Noble.  The quickest path to the break room through the shelves heavy with thousands of books was down the romance aisle. Now, I’ve never considered myself a typical girl.  Sure, I … Continue reading

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Remember

“Remember what the Lord your God has done for you—” How He spoke from heaven, how He thought and it became. You formed from dust and He took you in His hands and He breathed His life in us. “Remember … Continue reading

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My Cross

I have found my cross, That noble, cursed tree, And in its rough-hewn grain I see All my ambitions, all of my dreams, Every hope of glorious deeds And longing for renown. Taking up my heavy cross, I smile as … Continue reading

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