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Thoughts At the Outset of Autumn

“... to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go.” — Mary Oliver, “In Blackwater Woods” That epigraph... Continue Reading →

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Refuel your Hope: A TWS Collaboration

The Way Station ebook collaboration new for July 2017 - Refuel Your Hope

Post-Easter Poetry

We have weathered Holy Week and Easter Sunday, which is not the easiest for some of us journeying men and women.  Personally, this week is also the end of the semester when I get to give and grades final tests,... Continue Reading →

Discords and violent faith journeying

Suspended, Unresolved The nicest ladies taught me how to pray In Sunday Best, contained and passionless As if some cross-stitched Christ, all wafer thin And prim could only bear for me to humour him. I threw my new guitar across... Continue Reading →

Waves

Like this. Unplugged, to float we reach towards each other's melting. Walls unhiding raw from broken heart and breath. Unforced. Like tears, politely clear at first, then sad, or gastric acid red, we crash in tidal waves of gush that... Continue Reading →

Solitude is very different from a 'time-out' from our busy lives. Solitude is the very ground from which community grows. Whenever we pray alone, study, read, write, or simply spend quiet time away from the places where we interact with... Continue Reading →

Homesick

This is a favourite song from a favourite band. I feel childishly vulnerable when I hear the lyric. There is a melancholy and a longing that I observe as if a tourist. And yet I also feel the gaze as... Continue Reading →

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