Poems

Poems that have application to the journey…

A Savior

Posted by on Dec 25, 2015 in Blog, Poems | 0 comments

A Savior

A Savior By Emma Duerson A blinding star beaming with light Was seen across the land Holier than the star was bright Was the Savior born that night The little King was not to lay in a castle crib But upon the hay The darkness beheld the birth of Jesus Christ our King —- Emma is our ten year old daughter (pictured in the bottom right corner).  She has developed a great interest in poetry this year.  It is a privilege and joy for our family to be on this journey with you!  Merry...

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The Pilot (poem and song)

Posted by on Jan 30, 2013 in Blog, Music, Poems | 0 comments

The Pilot (poem and song)

I recently returned from a ski/snowboarding trip with several men that lead simple churches here in Kentucky.  As with most trips of this nature, everyone ends up sharing new music, YouTube videos, favorite movies, jokes, and other items that have provided us with recent laughter, joy, and occasionally insight into the Christian journey.  For me, Josh Garrel’s music has been one of my best musical finds in a long time.  I shared some songs with my good friend Matt, and in return he shared this great poem with me upon discussing the song “Pilot Me.”  May this poem and song encourage you today!   Crossing the Bar By Alfred, Lord...

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Ozymandias by Shelley

Posted by on Jul 25, 2011 in Poems | 3 comments

Ozymandias by Shelley

Matt Wheeler (one of the simple church leaders) and I had a great conversation about this poem recently and I thought it would be great to post here.  Thanks Matt for sharing this with me!  I had never read it before. Ozymandias By Percy Bysshe Shelley I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things, The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed. And on the pedestal these words appear: `My...

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The Calf Path.

Posted by on Sep 10, 2010 in Blog, Poems | 1 comment

The Calf Path.

I’m currently reading a book entitled Pagan Christianity?.  This book, by Viola & Barna, takes a look at the origins of our church practices.  It’s extremely thought-provoking and I would highly recommend it to anyone who has ever been curious about how Christians started meeting in buildings, having ordered services centered around preaching, taking communion in the manner we do, organizing choirs, and a host of other practices that we Christians engage in.  If you do pick it up, a bit of a warning… you could be challenged and made very uncomfortable by what you read. This Poem is quoted in the book.  Enjoy… The Calf-Path by Sam Walter...

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