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Poetry at the Goodwill

By Vic Sizemore

When I was a soccer-obsessed fifteen-year-old, I had no use for poetry. I endured my school hours like a crated dog, waiting to get out on the field.

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Walking Toward Forgiveness

By Allison Backous Troy

Outside our trailer park, a set of railroad tracks ran from east to west, dividing us from the police station that sat half a mile down the road.

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When the Matches Go Out

By Shannon Huffman Polson

When Marie-Henri Beyle visited Florence, that city named for its place among waters, he thought the art he came across might kill him.

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Interior Music

By Ann Conway

I dread my annual hearing tests, which involve sitting in a grey padded booth. High tones I hear well through the headphones.

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The Creationist Crisis

By Vic Sizemore

Recently my brother had a DNA test done to see what our nationality/ethnicity breakdown is.

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Risen Words

By Jan Vallone

A book was sleeping inside me. It was somewhere deep and warm, somewhere just beneath my heart. At first, the words free-floated lightly, whispering so I could barely hear them.

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The Rich, the Poor, and Jesus

By Vic Sizemore

In November of 2013, Oxfam International released the results of a study that found an ever-growing concentration of the world’s wealth into the hands of a very few.
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A Blaze of Holy Unease, Part 1

By Shannon Huffman Polson

“Great are the works of the Lord; they are pondered by all who delight in them.” —Psalm 111:2
As I drove home from the Methow Valley a week ago, I listened to Krista Tippett interview Old Testament scholar Walter Brueggemann.
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God’s Grandeur

By MFA Faculty Jeanne Murray Walker

I’m up at 5:30 in the morning, packing, then gazing out the window at Whidbey Island as I wait for a pick-up. Wind rattles the cold panes. Behind me, a fire flares in the fireplace. Continue Reading …

The Final Roll Call

By Shannon Huffman Polson

Ritual matters most within community: within the brother and sisterhood of arms, within the relations of a family. Continue Reading …



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