Category Archives: Poetry

Ephesians 2: God’s Workmanship

Reading for Wednesday, Oct 31: Eph 2 “And you were dead…But God…made us alive together with Christ,” (v1, 4). Paul begins with our experience prior to knowing Christ: we were dead, entangled in sin, enslaved to the prince of the … Continue reading

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The Flowers I Plant

This is a piece written by my favorite local poet, a sweet lady named Ozella who worships at our church. I wanted to share it with you today: The flowers I plant upon this earth Will be a gift to … Continue reading

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The Theatre of Thy Grace

Our journey to South Africa was a formative one in many ways and I’m still attempting to process all we experienced. I suppose the most immediately arresting feature of Cape Town is her natural beauty. Surrounded by mountains, flanked by … Continue reading

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Birthday Wishes from Grandmother

Today, Jackson was asking to see a picture of my mother, so I got down an old photo album. In the back of the photo album, there was a stack of old papers. I started going through them: my old … Continue reading

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Counting My Blessings

Tonight on Thanksgiving Eve, I’m thankful for a good many things. Lately, when my kids have been complaining about something, I’ve been telling them, “Most people in the world would love to have your life.” And that’s a good dose … Continue reading

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Prophets of a Future Not Our Own

The following is a poem from the pen of Oscar Romero. I calls me to evaluate the idols of self-importance and busyness that I’ve created. It reminds me of my place as worker, not master builder. I hope it will … Continue reading

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O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go

A reflection on the love of God from the pen of George Matheson: O Love that wilt not let me go, I rest my weary soul in Thee;I give Thee back the life I owe,That in Thine ocean depths its … Continue reading

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