Category Archives: Poetry

Hurry Destroys Souls

I sat across from a sweet friend the other day, sharing life between mug sips she asked, “What are you learning?” In this friendship, such a question, and other equally piercing and intentional ones like it, are not uncommon. Yet, … Continue reading

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Grateful…

For February 26, 1985. For beauty in simplicity and small town America roots. For parents who love not just who I was but who I was created to be. Who willingly let me go become this person with encouragement, care, … Continue reading

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Too wise to err, too kind to injure, too tender to crush…

“That I would flee to no other refuge, wash in no other fountain, build on no other foundation, receive from no other fullness, rest in no other relief…Let me not be at my own disposal, but rejoice that I am … Continue reading

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Found Poetry: Hurry Destroys Souls

Found poetry from last week’s sermon by Keith Simon on Luke 10:38-42. Hurry destroys souls. An obstacle more common than hardship, suffering, renouncing, or doubt. Busyness. Cluttered minds. Distracted hearts. Lives sprinting. Settling for a mediocre version of faith. Worried and … Continue reading

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Found Poetry: The Incarnation of Wisdom

Found poetry from Dave Cover’s December 4 sermon on Proverbs 8.  You can (and should) listen to the entire podcast here. An irritatingly constant alarm or a very real warning from a very real and present voice. Just a metaphor … Continue reading

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Found Advent Poetry: Wisdom and Eternity

Found poetry from November 27th’s sermon by Keith Simon.  You can listen to the entire thing here. We are Christmas people, not Advent. Waiting feels unnatural, countercultural, uncomfortable. Yet waiting is just as much a part of our reality as it … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Better

Found poetry from November 20th’s sermon by Dave Cover.  You can listen to the entire thing here and watch a brief video that was used for an opening illustration below.  Remember, these are his words rearranged, not my own. Why can’t … Continue reading

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