Your child is born with cerebral palsy, and you’re told he will never walk. If you’re Jorge Cardile in Argentina, you decide that you will not accept that diagnosis. Greg Sullivan at Sippican Cottage found an amazing video – it’s in Spanish, with a link to the story translated into English, but you can see that what happens goes beyond the need for language.
Charity Singleton has a deep take on the word “litany;” Louise Gallagher salutes her father for Veteran’s Day; Jim Schmotzer turns outrage over the Penn State scandal into a poem (I haven’t begun to consider how to explain my own reaction), while Steven Marty Grant channels Raymond Chandler into a poem. All this and so much more.
“The Face of a Movement” by Fatha Frank at Public Christianity.
“Super Helpful American God” by Matt Appling at The Church of No People.
“You know a long sermon is coming when…” by Jay Cookingham at Soulfari.
“Isolation befriended me” by Michael Perkins at The Handwritten.
“Be Still and Know” by Jason Vana.
“Build” by Jake Lee at Very Much Later.
“Five Tips for Dealing with Conflict at Work” by Bradley Moore at Shrinking the Camel.
“Changing the world” by Billy Coffey at What I Learned Today.
“The reluctant optimist” by David Rupert at Red-Letter Believers.
“Off Road” by Doug Spurling at Spurling Silver.
“Hostile Workplace” by Greg Sullivan at Sippican Cottage.
“When it hurts too much to sing” by Jennifer Dukes-Lee at Getting Down with Jesus.
“There and Back Again: Litany” by Charity Singleton at Wide Open Spaces.
“In Their Sacrifice I Am Free” by Louise Gallagher at Recover Your Joy.
“Three Steps Backward” by B.K. McKenzie at Signed…BKM.
“Flight EZS8430 to London” by Claudia Schoenfeld at Jaywalking the Moon.
“Sunrise over Mijas” by M.J. Duggan.
“Wilfred Owen” by D.S. Martin at Kingdom Poets.
“Waves” by Pete Marshall.
“Red Wind” by Steven Martin Grant at Urbanality.
Paintings and Photographs
“At the Edge of the field,” oil on prepared paper, and “Down into the water,” oil on canvas, by Randall David Tipton at Painter’s Process.
“Late 60s yin and yang” and “I am Not a Good Father. This is a good father” by Greg Sullivan at Sippican Cottage.
Photograph: Old Decorated Windows in CeskyKrumlov (Czech Republic) by Petr Ktraotchvil via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.