Poetry: Driving Country Highways in July (Joyful)

Photo by  Matthew T Rader (Unsplash) I love road trips in the summertime. They remind me to look around and see God's blessings that are so easily missed in the busyness of work and family responsibilities. —April Ojeda, poet   Driving Country Highways in July (Joyful) by April Ojeda Stately Thistle, purple headdress, Holding court in … Continue reading Poetry: Driving Country Highways in July (Joyful)

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

The Princess and Her Prince, A Poem by Anna Jensen

(photo by Photo by Alice Alinari on Unsplash)   The Princess and Her Prince by Anna Jensen   The princess knew not where she wandered         nor quite how she had got there Isolated in a darkened dell         devoid of friends or fairies. Snared, entrapped, bramble-bound. Muddied, soiled, abused.   Pristine gown, stained and spattered         slashed and briar-torn Feet … Continue reading The Princess and Her Prince, A Poem by Anna Jensen