Category Archives: Poems

These are the Days of Miracle and Wonder

Boy in the Bubble, by Paul Simon It was a slow day And the sun was beating On the soldiers by the side of the road There was a bright light A shattering of shop windows The bomb in the … Continue reading

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The ways You make us Holy

The ways You make us Holy Oh the ways You make us holy are the ways You make us humble for from the humus we have come – and to the humus we shall return while every step on this … Continue reading

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Canadian punk rocker Avril Lavigne surprises with a worship song?

Originally posted on OpentheWord.org:
Avril Lavigne in Brasilia, Brazil in May, 2014 Credit: Breno Galtier/Wikipedia/Creative Commons Canadian rock star Avril Lavigne, 34, has surprised everyone with the recent release of a song that some describe as a worship song.…

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Broken Things

Broken Things, by Julie Miller You can have my heart Though it isn’t new It’s been used and broken And only comes in blue It’s been down a long road And it got dirty on the way If I give … Continue reading

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Your Eyes are so Big and Bright

Your Eyes are so Big and Bright My Son Your eyes are so big and bright my son I can see you smile with your eyes But if I could never see you again I’d still see the smile of … Continue reading

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Dance me to the end of love

Dance me to the end of love, by Leonard Cohen Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin Dance me through the panic till I’m gathered safely in Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove … Continue reading

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Mocking God with Metaphor?

Caravaggio depicts Jesus taking Thomas’ hand and intentionally inserting his outstretched finger into His wounded side in response to Thomas’ own assertion in John 20: “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the … Continue reading

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