Crooked Roads

Sometimes, you take me down the path of crooked roads It takes your strength to just believe I’m not alone. But in the darkness and the fear, you call me…

Joshua 1:9

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

Embers

My shadowed eyes inhale escaping light. My stiff, cold hand contracts, afraid to knock, with thoughts of never seeing the fire of right; I, squashing orange flies, was counted wrong.…

Golgotha

”And he said, ‘Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.’ And he said to him, ‘Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.’”-Luke…

5–The Queen of Eyeworld

There was a package from someone—someone my mom knew, from Argentina probably. I didn’t remember who it was, but I saw the brown, paper box there. My mother opened it,…

Christian Poetics

One night after reading Psalm 119, I felt like telling David, “Okay, I get the point!” I realized, though, that I did not, in fact, get the point. David wrote…

Beauty from Black

How will we know white without black? How will we know gain without lack? How will we know good without evil? How will we know rest without upheaval? How will…

Deuteronomy 32:1-43

This is the song the Lord gave to Israel before entering the promised land–after they had been wandering in the wilderness for 40 years. What’s your response? Give ear, O…

Love Defined

The paper crumples in my fist as I, with face so near the window, glare ahead into the soggy, dark-cloud, rainy day. The car pulls towards the street, away from…

Kettlebells

Black ball, like a bomb dropped On my tank-top cloaked back– drop down to the ground. Up through my firm-planted legs. Breath caught, but I can’t stop. Two and one…