Category Archives: Prayers

Prayer: One Year Later

One year ago, Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. If people weren’t praying before, they might be tempted to pray now. Prayer is needed for anyone in authority (I Timothy 2:1-4). Here is the … Continue reading

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The Caged Bird Sings

Sympathy BY PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR I know what the caged bird feels, alas!     When the sun is bright on the upland slopes;    When the wind stirs soft through the springing grass,    And the river flows like a stream of … Continue reading

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The Huron Carol

The Huron Carol, by Father John de Brébeuf Twas in the moon of wintertime When all the birds had fled, That mighty Gitchi Manitou* Sent angel choirs instead; Before their light the stars grew dim and wond’ring hunters heard the hymn: “Jesus … Continue reading

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The Art of Vengeance

“Art goes to where words cannot reach.” James Romaine This reminded me something Odysseas Elytis said so long ago (note: “Wanting to be Heard“): The lack of synchronicity between nature and man caused the lack of synchronicity between body and soul. … Continue reading

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On Sacrifice

On Sacrifice, by Kelly Davidson My father was a fighter pilot stationed in Germany during the Cold War. His much older brother, Ken, spent all of WWII as a sailor, clinging to the frozen railing of a Corvette in a … Continue reading

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More Beautiful for Being Broken: The Flask

More beautiful for being broken: the flask The alabaster flask was more beautiful for being broken releasing a pervading fragrance to anoint you – the only thing you wore on the cross; Well after you were scourged and naked, there … Continue reading

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More Beautiful for Being Broken: Scrubbing my Soul

Scrubbing My Soul, by Amy Israelson I sit, wondering if I can ever beat this, Beat this anger that is bubbling up inside of me. It feels wild, volatile, untamed; Like a whip, eager to lash out –  to sting … Continue reading

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