Tag Archives | Poetry

Advent poem at the Mudroom – The God Who Waits

“All heaven was waiting on a human word
before the Word would be made human.

Before God became incarnate,
God waited for human assent.”

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An autumn psalm

Praise the Lord.
Praise the God of summer and bloom;
Praise the God of autumn and shrivelled leaves.

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Listening Closely {Christianity and Creativity series}

John Blase is a rarity on the Internet: a thoughtful, Christian poet. I was introduced to him via his Advent meditation book, Touching Wonder, which retells the Christmas story vividly through the eyes of the various personae. (In a non-cheesy way). It should definitely be on your Advent wishlist. It is an honour to have […]

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A Theology of Hair-curlers (Call to Creativity)

  “So – I’ve been thinking about a theology of hair curlers recently – how are you?”   It had been a while since I last had a friend round, and I had a whole lot of pent-up extrovert energy. I babbled like my young son: a mixture of dying to tell someone what I’d […]

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Through my eyes {guest post}

Cat Caird has one of those rare and beautiful combinations of a burning passion for Jesus together with a gentle and generous spirit. I have the privilege of knowing her as a good friend locally, and I can vouch for the fact that she likes her coffee strong, her chocolate dark, and her books in […]

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Life can be poetry, too

What would your life look like if it were turned into a film? This is the premise behind Donald Miller’s latest book, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years. His (excellent) memoir, Blue Like Jazz, was being turned into a film, and in the process of writing the screenplay he came to an uncomfortable realisation: […]

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Rainbows In My Eyes – M.E. Awareness

There are times in life when you hear of suffering so great that it momentarily robs you of your breath. That was my reaction when reading of Jenny Rowbory’s life. While in her first term at university (studying Medicine), she became suddenly and severely ill with M.E. In her own words, this has been her […]

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