The Work of The Garden

The Work of the Garden by Michele Morin There are no minutes in the garden– only rows, a measure not of time, but of task. In the first garden, Adam was given the task of naming: zebra and musk ox; cheetah and gerbil. He punched no clock, but poured out creativity, fulfilling his role. EveContinue reading “The Work of The Garden”

In The Depths

In The Depths by Prasanta Verma Can we be our own worst enemies? Do you think I haven’t said all those things to myself? Chastised myself? Assailed myself over my own mistakes? And also these—not words spoken, but more often, those words not spoken, tongue-tied at the thought of it, because I believed lies aboutContinue reading “In The Depths”

Gold and Scarlet Offerings

Gold and Scarlet Offerings by Sue Fulmore It begins, the leisurely arrival of fall creeping across the landscape, setting the world aglow in hues of amber, gold and scarlet. Squirrels are gathering and home-building for winter, perennials are storing energy deep in their roots for their reappearance next spring.  Growing things of all sorts areContinue reading “Gold and Scarlet Offerings”

Home

Home by Terri Kraus Even when life is good, during seasons when all seems right with the world, I sometimes still experience unnamed longings. They are deep, elusive feelings, as if there is something that I know I need but is not within reach. When I sit with them, I come to understand that theseContinue reading “Home”

The Body Speaks

The Body Speaks by Gina Butz The knots in my shoulders are where I store all my secrets all the unspoken emotions the burdens I wouldn’t give to someone else They live there, huddled together weighing me down If I could open them, a flood of a thousand tears would pour out The unspoken griefContinue reading “The Body Speaks”

Lamplit Windows

  Lamplit Windowsby Jennie Cesario           I stood once on a particular leaf-papered sidewalk, in a particularly quaint little harbor town, on a damp mid-autumn evening chilly enough for a jacket and a sweater. Across the street stood an old clapboard cape, its multi-paned windows a pleasing symmetry astride its wideContinue reading “Lamplit Windows”

The Gardener

The Gardener by Wemi Omotosho I’d heard it said. Rumours, whispers, conversations. Masses declared it. Proclamations of hope that He made all things new. I looked around the muck saw the mess and dirt. How can He make this new? Wanting to live like His daughter but failing to do better hypocrisy nipped at myContinue reading “The Gardener”

Awakened

  Awakened by Sarah Rennicke We are all meant to be. Someone. Something. A flash of light through thick, syrupy darkness.   We have been fastened together by dreams and shapes and symphonies, formed in the secret spaces of the deep. Intentionally. With fervor. We are silhouettes made of stardust, given faces and smiles sewnContinue reading “Awakened”

The Faith That Formed Me

  The Faith That Formed Me by Ingrid Lochamire On an early spring evening, I stood in line for the symbolic smudge of ashes marking the first day of Lent. I was unprepared for what that touch to my forehead would do to my heart as in the glow of candlelight, I stepped back inContinue reading “The Faith That Formed Me”