Poetry: Clamoring for the Bottom Rung, by Carole L. Haines

Image by Xin on Unsplash   Clamoring for the Bottom Rung by Carole L. Haines Even if no one else ever sees down deep in the darkest parts of me I see and God sees or if no one else ever knows the harshest thoughts, the hurts, the wounds . . . I know and … Continue reading Poetry: Clamoring for the Bottom Rung, by Carole L. Haines

Poetry: Gathering Joy

Image by Melissa Askew from Unsplash   Gathering Joy by Veronica McDonald   I gather joy around me like a blanket. You feel as warm as kindergarten like a gentle cotton cloud against chubby baby fingers covered in white paste. Like that feeling called home when home wouldn’t do. An invisible best friend as natural as … Continue reading Poetry: Gathering Joy

Poetry: A Broken Vessel Made Whole

Photo by Rafał Rudol on Unsplash   A Broken Vessel Made Whole by Robert M. Starr   I touched the wood with a trembling hand And felt the blood of a crucified man.   He was guiltless, innocent, without sin, Yet He hung on the cross, dying at the hands of men.   I thought … Continue reading Poetry: A Broken Vessel Made Whole

Inspirational Post: The Remedy for Discouragement

Photo by Rod Long (Unsplash) The Remedy for Discouragement by Nicole Byrum It’s a Wonderful Life is a classic Christmas movie loved by many for the last seven decades. I hadn’t seen it for quite some time and enjoyed watching it with my family this past holiday season. It was the first viewing for both … Continue reading Inspirational Post: The Remedy for Discouragement

Creativity, the Gift that Keeps on Giving

(Image by Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay) Creating the Lost Pen Magazine enabled me to meet some wonderfully creative people. In the process of producing Issue 1, I became better acquainted with Jenise Cook, a photographer, writer, poet, and so much more. Her poem 'Lifesaver' appears on page 15, and that spread was one of my favorites … Continue reading Creativity, the Gift that Keeps on Giving