#FiveMinuteFriday: Collect (a poem)

Faith Poetry

While I worship with and write with these incredible women, I miss my family something fierce. I miss my husband and his voice, help, laugh and love. The above is for him. Miss you, love. See you soon.

#FiveMinuteFriday: Play (a poem)

Faith Family Grace Poetry Strength

My grandma, a warrior of faith
no stone left unturned, no snake let be
If the enemy was going to attack her in her own home
she’d show that snake what was meant by

matriarch – a staple of God’s kingdom come

#FiveMinuteFriday: Blessing (a poem)

community Family Poetry

Reconciled to my maker in all things new
on this side of heaven until the roots
expose this tree trunk of a woman
branches adorned with last names
changed when the tongue refused to roll

#FiveMinuteFriday: Steady (a poem)

community Faith Friendships Grace Poetry Prayer

//If I take this leap of faith will my feet still walk steady? Will my mouth quake with words ready for thanks and giving or collapse on faithless ground again? Today, I walked up these

#FiveMinuteFriday: Worth (a poem)

Faith Grace Poetry

//God has not forgotten me blistered in the sky left to soar the world alone, grazing across tree tops Neither has he forgotten the five sparrows sold for two pennies the color of their wings

#FiveMinuteFriday: Expect (a poem)

Grace Latinx Poetry Writing

Forget what it looks like to reach out to someone because of what Twitter or FB says. Forget what it looks like to reach out in a revolutionary way to form a bridge. Forget what it looks like to just be your common self.

#FiveMinuteFriday: Visit (a poem)

Family Poetry

All five generations of us alive
in one small bleached, concrete room
filled with prayer beads and penance
alive with the death of things
Not one of us allowed by our full names

Writer’s Burnout and the Benefits of Writing Book Reviews

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At the height of my burnout I emailed a dear writing colleague and confided in her, “I’m burnt out on Christianity. I don’t want to write anything that has to deal with faith anymore.”

#FiveMinuteFriday: Truth (a poem)

Faith Poetry

//I have loved you with an everlasting love, I read this scripture scrawled in the crease of a discarded notebook paper, the spiral fringe partied out on the other end – tired and worn like