Saturday, August 1, 2015

I don’t pray much my words too blunt to pierce a divine ear my thoughts too heavy to fly in the face of gravity I don’t pray much…

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Hope for the shadow people

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

We are the shadow people who dance with death, that great shade, our whole life long. We try to run from its darkness, we avoid it, we try…

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

This monster restless, impatient and strong Determinedly races and plunges along Relentlessly sweeps along all in his path Rushing and tumbling and speeding in wrath.   No trifling,…

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Monday, September 1, 2014

The starfish on our arms that live and move on land; flippers sliced to form fingers: human hands. Hands fly in front of us like shields at threat…

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The Voice of God

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

God for my insecurity, I would claim,
Your infinite power, in Jesus name…

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The New Math

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Teach us to number our days That we may get a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12   Construct a calendar of grace, Genesis days and moon-marked months. Make…

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Bow down or Stand tall

Sunday, December 1, 2013

A poet once imagined that the shepherds at Bethlehem undoubtedly taught the three Oriental kings how to kneel at the manger.  I think not! Those kings were wise…

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Storing up treasure

Thursday, August 1, 2013

After Sarah Klassen’s “Horizon” It isn’t easy to write a poem about Jesus. One might describe his lean legs, soiled toes trampling smooth stones, riding a wave, his…

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Authors shortlisted

Friday, March 15, 2013

Congratulations to authors Dora Dueck and Sarah Klassen whose books were shortlisted for the 2013 Manitoba Book Awards!

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Nailed death

Friday, March 1, 2013

I kneeled to ask…

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All in All

Friday, March 1, 2013

As pure as the lily that blooms in the spring…

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Friday, March 1, 2013

I followed my heart to trees this evening, after hearing Mary’s voice in the garden at sunrise. Behind Woodburn, I sought out my gnarled old friend – sycamore,…

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Memoir explores theology of poetry

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Entering the Wild: Essays on faith and writing
Author: Jean Janzen
Fans of Jean Janzen, the celebrated Mennonite poet, will be intrigued by her new memoir, Entering the Wild. Janzen’s book chronicles her life in a diverse collection of personal essays….

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New Beginnings

Saturday, September 1, 2012

New Beginnings God life is full of new beginnings when I sense your eyes on me help me to see through your eyes    sights      sounds…

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Creativity begets creativity 2: poems by Malcom Guite

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Mozart at Greenbelt, 27.08.01 for Niki and Sarah We lie upon the grass on God’s good earth and listen to the Requiem’s intense, long, love-laden keening, calling forth…

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