Tag: Truth

Spoken Word (Psst! You Can Listen or Read)

Feeling risky, I decided to get my Grade 8 writing class to write spoken word poetry, except I barely knew how to describe spoken word poetry. I played various samples for them and recited one of my own. I asked a couple friends who… Continue Reading “Spoken Word (Psst! You Can Listen or Read)”

Expectations

It’s a heavy word, representing a stringent kind of hope. Expectations reflect a mind choosing a certain set of outcomes and leaving little space for any other possibilities. Expectations can bring excitement and anticipation, but they can also lead to frustration and claustrophobia. Expectations… Continue Reading “Expectations”

A Confession, a Soul Song, and a Blessing

Dear you, There were many ways I was going to start this post. I thought about the angel host and their audacious message to the shepherds, “Glory to God in the Highest and on earth, peace, good will toward men.” I spent a whole… Continue Reading “A Confession, a Soul Song, and a Blessing”

Soul Songs 8: O Love, That Will Not Let Me Go

On my cupboard door at school hangs a lovely water colour version of this text. Oh, don’t take my word for it: just look. It was brushed with love by a dear friend I met at teacher’s training; and even though she flew back… Continue Reading “Soul Songs 8: O Love, That Will Not Let Me Go”

7 Things I Hold True

It’s been a little silent here. I wonder if you noticed. Life came thick and fast. I had words, but they all intertwined into a formless mound of spaghetti. I’ve found myself anchoring my prayers not in praise but in confessions. I find myself… Continue Reading “7 Things I Hold True”