Category Archives: Poetry

Strictly Germ-Proof: A poem for the COVID-19 Generation

One of our Reynolds family favorites from my childhood: Strictly Germ-Proof by Arthur Guiterman (1871-1943) The Antiseptic Baby and the Prophylactic Pup Were playing in the garden when the Bunny gambolled up; They looked upon the creature with a loathing … Continue reading

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POEMS: Alight! / The Trembling

  I recently found these poems I wrote shortly after I was saved (1964), tucked into my copy of Streams in the Desert. I’d forgotten all about them but they blessed me as much as if they had been written … Continue reading

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All in the same boat?

I posted early on that we are all in the same boat during this pandemic. But since then I read a more accurate metaphor: “We are not all in the same boat. We are all in the same storm. Some … Continue reading

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“How the Virus Stole Easter” a poem by Kristi Bothur “with a nod to Dr. Seuss.”

Narrated by Mary Koss (“we slightly changed the name to add positivity to her uplifting story!”) Twas late in ’19 when the virus began Bringing chaos and fear to all people, each land. People were sick, Hospitals full, Doctors overwhelmed, … Continue reading

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My Anchor Holds by Jessica Renshaw (Part 4)

For some reason I attended an evening service at the church on campus and was sitting in the balcony when little crackers and shot glasses of grape juice were passed along the pew. I was conflicted about taking communion but … Continue reading

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Ugandan Lambs 11: Daily deluge

Uganda gets rain every day, they told us. But it wasn’t until our second full day, driving back from our second visit to Namugongo, that we experienced what an event that is. First we saw lightning and a few serious … Continue reading

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John 10:10 Project: Communion on the Moon

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The limitations of haiku (2): Black and white

Ansel Adams, Moon over Half Dome   Give me eyes to see everything in black and white: penguin, orca, pan– I posted this a week ago.  I got two responses, both in haiku, both gently taking exception to my point. … Continue reading

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Eric Metaxas: How I came into God’s Family (from upcoming spiritual autobiography: FISH OUT OF WATER)

  Eric Metaxas wanted to touch God. For him, the universe was like this giant frozen lake. We spend our lives atop the ice attempting to drill down to the water below and touch God. But Eric’s God was more … Continue reading

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Virgin conception (haiku)

Omnipresent God contained in all His fullness within this zygote. jessica renshaw, 1991

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