Every Star in Between

Every Star in Between

By Sarah Spradlin   My soul weeps, and its tears glisten in the fading sunlight; emotions run out into the open, empty air of aloneness. On my skin, they trim their graves with salt and leave the ground beneath them thirsty and cracked so that the light might reach my...
Edmund’s Sunset

Edmund’s Sunset

By Libby Powell   Inspired by the sunset seen through the thick smoke on Edmond’s Beach, Washington. Because Edmund is one of my favorite names, I changed the spelling.   Unbroken mists upon the water Veil the island’s silhouette; Just a shadowland, it...
The Altar in My Heart

The Altar in My Heart

By Kate Flournoy   I don’t have a temple; I barely have a prayer. In the hollows of this empty church, I know that You are there. I find You in the silence, in the way the shadows fall, I find You in my heartbeat as it echoes from wall to wall.   Lord of all the...
The Fire-Knit

The Fire-Knit

By Katherine Baker   Something magical is floating from the firepit, Something beautiful in faces that are fire-lit. A strange song crackles between wood rings, slowly fire-bit. Our party encircles the blaze, becoming fire-knit.   We sing a simple tune that turns into...
Hidden Words

Hidden Words

The best-hidden words are the most sought for: elusive phrases hiding under tongues and peering from eyes; retreating to throats and dancing through minds; creatures so passionate and yet so timid; unwilling to leave the safety of the heart and strong enough to burn...
I Hope You Know

I Hope You Know

By Sarah Spradlin   I understand your hesitation, dear one. Life has fallen so far from perfect. You’re left shattered, staring at the broken pieces of what was your normal life, struggling to find the words to say goodbye to what was good, and safe, and...
Color Me Saved

Color Me Saved

By Katherine Baker   My heart is red in a world that’s dark; my Savior’s blood colors me stark amid a sin-swept world of gray. Now I’m seeing everything this way. Gray clouds gather in the sky; gray is on the faces passing by. Nothing in man’s heart is bold, for...
The Light of Shadows

The Light of Shadows

When I peered into the blush of dawn, I saw only dreams, But slowly my laughter faded, As in my mind I found the shadows left behind.   For in the misty light, I found nightmares lie awake. And so I wept Because The night was once edged in stars, Where each...

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