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October 20, 2017
Poetry Friday: “The Name of God”
In Scripture, “the name of God” equals “the power of God.” Think of Jesus saying,...
September 13, 2017
There is Only This Present Moment
I’m trying to trust in God. My husband has had chronic fatigue and chest pain...
September 01, 2017
Poetry Friday: “The Psalm of Your Face”
“Lord, let…”: this is how nearly every sentence of Nicholas Samaras’s “The Psalm of Your...
August 15, 2017
Guest Post One of the first official symptoms of pregnancy is an out of character...
June 20, 2017
A Conversation with Lauren Winner, Part 1
By Mary Kenagy Mitchell This post originally appeared as a web-exclusive feature accompanying Image issue 84. Each chapter of...
June 16, 2017
Poetry Friday: “Prayer”
I used to collect poems that are prayers, so Sharon Cumberland’s “Prayer” immediately leapt out...
May 11, 2017
The “Oh, There You Are” Prayer
The love of God is scattershot. It is the love of the artist toward her...
April 25, 2017
This Place is an Altar
By Jason Bruner. Pastor David—strong, sincere, and confident in his pressed shirt and polished shoes—greets...
April 12, 2017
God is a Wild Old Dog
God is a wild old dog / Someone left out on the highway —Patty Griffin...
April 03, 2017
They say God won’t let you go under; but it seems he will let your...
February 03, 2017
Poetry Friday: “Bewilder”
This is a poem about scale, about the awesome power of the Creator, who in...
January 26, 2017
To Run and Not Grow Weary, Part 2
By Jeffrey Overstreet. Maybe it was instinct that sent me back to relive the 1924...
January 04, 2017
A Song of Songs for These American Days
With thanks and apologies to the Beatles, Leonard Cohen, Emily Dickinson, Neil Young, Wallace Stevens,...
November 30, 2016
The Ghosts of Home
When I visit my family in northern Minnesota, I find myself on the same roads...
September 16, 2016
Poetry Friday: “Homily”
Last Sunday I was trying to decide whether to go church or take a walk...
August 11, 2016
By Kelly Foster Lundquist Since birth, the rhythm of my week has been set by...
July 01, 2016
Poetry Friday: “For Whom the Resurrection Is the Full Moon Rising” by Mark Wagenaar
This is a poem to stretch the mind. It begins by stretching our imagination to...
June 21, 2016
By Grace Talusan We stumbled onto the bus in Lisbon, sleepy after the overnight flight...
June 16, 2016
Pieces of Resistance
We've beat records for rain this year in central Minnesota. The sidewalks are pillowed with...
June 13, 2016
Eden at the Indy 500
I managed to live in Indiana for forty years before visiting the Indianapolis 500. A...
June 08, 2016
The Strength of God’s Gaze
By Laura Bramon The first time I saw her, I made up a story about...
May 24, 2016
Purple Light in Sarajevo
My fellowship liaison, Sevko, drove, and his gaze flicked across teenagers spilling over the sidewalks....
May 20, 2016
Poetry Friday: “In the Beginning Was the Word” by Jeanne Murray Walker
I can't begin to count the number of poems which offer their language to re-imagining...
May 10, 2016
Thin Places, Part 2
Continued from yesterday. Read Part 1 here. In the rocky cave-like interior at Newgrange, the...
May 09, 2016
Thin Places, Part 1
A few summers ago, my husband Tom and I were in Dublin for a week,...
May 02, 2016
Love in the Time of Bacteria
Last week, I walked up Dale Street from the train station. It's a perilous walk...
April 28, 2016
Praise Bands, Lipstick, and other Futilities of the Faith
By E.D. The drummer in the rock band at my church, bangs on his drum,...
April 26, 2016
Annie Spans the Gap, Part 1
The following appears as the editorial statement in Image issue 88. There is no such...
April 21, 2016
Flying into Fear, Part 2
Read Part 1 here. My fear of flying made every flight I took an exhausting...
April 13, 2016
Finding Another World in Winterkill
"There is another world, but it is in this one." —William Butler Yeats Reading Yeats's...
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