Category Archives: Poetry

Make My Heart Fertile

Yeshua asks me, What keeps your heart fertile? Continue reading

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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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Ozella’s Psalm

Over the past few months, I’ve been blessed to spend some time with some dear saints here at Mayfair, Paul Kendrick and his sweet wife Ozella. Paul is in poor health, but his mind is still nimble and sharp. His … Continue reading

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