Into the Darkness | Advent Project Week Two

A little over a week ago I promised Advent poems. This seemed like an excellent idea at the time (and still kind of does). However, it has taken the not-so-unexpected shape of me composing poetry somewhere between 11:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. most nights. That may be why most of these …

The Advent Project | Part One

This is the month of December. Christmas season, in case you hadn’t noticed. Our family has lots of traditions surrounding Christmas; but particularly Advent. People celebrate Advent in lots of different ways (most of them involve candles); but the idea is that you take the month before Christmas to remember Jesus’ birth. I …

Fringe of Eternity (2 Announcements + a Poem)

For a while now, I’ve been considering the possibility of sharing some of my work in ebook form. After a good deal of thinking and praying, I’m excited to announce the Fringe of Eternity project! Over the next few months I’ll be collecting several of the poems, stories, and articles I’ve published here, …

Siren Song

siren song calling i feel myself falling entrancing, enthralling, i’m drifting away siren song waking my soul’s resolve breaking unbreakable aching has come here to stay siren song biting my flesh and soul writing this conflict i’m fighting and cannot escape siren song beating and now I am fleeing my …

60 Seconds

60 seconds light, life rays of a new world approaching the horizon like a charcoal sun we wait in agony of loneliness and hope 45 seconds silhouettes of skylines pierce clouded ceramic sky like razors bounded by the crumbling relics of days when truth was more than memory 30 seconds …

Incarnation

//In my study of 1 John 1, one of things that struck me the most was the awesome truth of what it meant for God to become human in the form of Christ.  I wrote a whole article on it; and then I realized I could probably say it better …

Of stones and stars and stories

Speak to the stone as it lies in the riverbed, Ask it to tell you a tale Of children with fishing poles, men with their rowboats, And ships with their billowing sails, As it tumbles and rolls in the river unheeding. Speak to the river that runs to the oceans …

The Indescribable

//I’m really in love with the Petrarchan (Italian) sonnet form right now.  Although somehow this is the first one I’ve managed to post on here?  Anyway, I hope you enjoy it!// Describe the indescribable, they say The awful task of poets – look beyond The silence and the speaking to …

To Wake

//I wrote this the morning of the Bible Bee test.  Hope you enjoy it!  I’m on vacation right now, so if I don’t respond to comments for a few days, don’t worry, I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth; I’m probably just busy or without internet (or both)// To …

River Running

//This was the first of my three major poems last year, and it’s still one of my favorites.  I was actually trying to write song lyrics, but then I found out I have no idea how to do that; anyway, that’s the reason for the weird formatting.// Over hills, over trees, …