Our pasts can cast long shadows. Genevieve Thul wrote a letter to herself that had me in tears. Dyana Herron found Gethsemane companions. Brendan MacOdrum has all kinds of things he pulled from his past.
And photographs – like one from the Olympics showing the women’s hurdles – incredible. And panes of sky from Nancy Rosback. Or artwork, like Karen Eck’s Raven Window.
And poetry. I find myself coming back to poetry. Again and again.
“The Spiritual Value of Wasting Time at Work” by Jim Woods at Shrinking the Camel.
“The Wonder of Why” by Billy Coffey at What I Learned Today.
“What We Did to the Unwelcome Guest at Our Wedding” and “When Someone Shouted My Name in the City” by Shawn Smucker.
“Notes from Underground 1” by Brendan MacOdrum at The Blue Oran.
“Your Version?” by Jake Lee at Very Much Later.
“A Modest Hope for Titus Lee” by Seth Haines.
“Why I Invest in Blogging” by Jason Stasyszen at Connecting to Impact.
“Gethsemane Companions” by Dyana Herron for Image Journal.
“Just Give Me a Sign” by David Rupert at Red-Letter Believers.
“The Argument” by Karen Eck at Karenee Art.
“One Right Choice: A Letter to My Younger Self” by Genevieve Thul at Turquoise Gates.
“Liquid Pearls” by Jerry Barrett at Gerald the Writer.
“A poem for Julia Cameron” by Megan Willome.
“Of Piety and Penumbra” by Fred Rutherford at Poetical Psyche.
“Edward Taylor” by D.S. Martin at Kingdom Poets.
“Radiant” by Nancy Rosback at A Little Somethin’.
“The Search” by Karen Eck at Karenee Art.
“Flood Song and Other Poems” by Maureen Doallas at Writing Without Paper.
“The Dragonfly Prophet” by Monica Sharman at Know-Love-Obey God.
“Scrubbing Rain” by B.K. McKenzie at Signed…BKM.
Paintings and Photographs
“The Women’s 400-Meter Hurdles” by Jeff Kavenaugh for Sports Illustrated, via Abraham Piper.
“Sepia Surfer” by Steve Gravano at Take a Look Around.
“Sometimes You Look Backward Because You Have a Restless Heart” by Kelly Sauer.
“Beauty & Decay” by Susan Etole at Just…A Moment.
“Ravens Window, Complete” by Karen Eck at KareneeArt.
“Headland Sea Sky,” watermedia on panel by Randall David Tipton at Painter’s Process.
“Self-Portrait” by Tim Good at Good Photography.
“We’re NASA and We Know It” by Satire.
Photograph: Skater Boy in London by Eliska Nikodemova via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.