By the Oaks of Mamre

Stay awhile, O Stranger, for the night has been long and cruel and our souls are not yet wrung dry from weeping. Stay awhile, O Stranger, for the fires are raging on cultic altars built to sacrifice precious fruit to ravenous gods. Stay awhile, O Stranger, for the day...

Peace

In the face of fear, love is here and love is enough. Through the midst of trouble, peace is abiding and peace is enough. When the path is uncertain, faith is attendant and faith is enough. Between regret and lament, joy is surprising and joy is enough. ‘Til the...

Passing Away

Who will mourn death when it dies? Who will cry out against the drying of tears? Who will offer their shoulder when pain passes away? You have promised it, O God, and it is certainly so that all things are being made new. But in our gleeful grabbing at the latest...

Covenant

Come close: for rage has dawned instead of the sun and blood has flowed in the riverbeds. Come close: for fear grows faster than a weed and loneliness swarms like locust. Come close: if death is coming (or if God comes first) let it find us together. With love...

Do Not Be Afraid

I am. Terribly so. Fear steals my breath and entangles my soul. There is no release, no grace, only nightmares of suffocating because love is lost because the world is dying yet still she tries to be her own salvation still I try to be my own resurrection and life....

Exorcising Racism

Would that demons could be sweet-talked into release, that the perfect petition correct niceties best biblical treatise purest sacrifice would send them fleeing over the cliffs. Then the President would sing, then Bree would climb freely, then the sweet by-and-by...

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