may flowers

Oh, May. I’m so ready for you. I grew up celebrating May 1st by making May Day baskets. I lovingly decorated plastic cups with stickers and construction paper, fashioning handles from pink pipecleaners. I filled each basket to the brim with candy and popcorn, and secretly delivered them to friends’ houses. I love the sweetness […]

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when he said try, i said why?

You guys, you have to watch this video. This is 22-year old student Kristyl J. L. Smith, performing spoken word about the challenges she has faced living with sickle cell disease and how she has met and overcome those challenges. She is talented, beautiful, and rooted in a real, raw, and relentless faith. Her poem […]

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i cannot close my home.

Though I was born an orphan,Abandoned and alone,Enslaved and bound in darkness,Without a hope or home,The God of grace and mercyFrom his eternal throneOrdained to be my FatherAnd claim me as His own. That I might be adoptedThe Father sent his SonTo live in full obedienceAnd die for what I’ve done.Now through his resurrection,Through faith, […]

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