Take a Creative Leap & Receive a Gift

Take a risk or leap with your creativity and tell me about it in the comments below. If your story grabs me, I'll give you a one-year subscription to my favorite magazine. Yesterday I received Issue 40 of Ruminate Magazine, in which my poem "Yellow" appears, winner of the Janet B. McCabe poetry contest. Entering the contest felt like a … Continue reading Take a Creative Leap & Receive a Gift

On Kristin George Bagdanov’s poem “More Strange” at Image Journal

Kristin George Bagdanov's poem "More Strange" is a compact powerhouse of emotion and complexity. I've been thinking about it a lot these past few weeks, moving through some heavy sadness over the brokenness of our world, while simultaneously beginning to wean my 14-month-old. I've been feeling weighed down by the violence in the news and grappling with my vulnerability, wanting to protect my child from what I have so little control over. It's easy to forget God's sovereignty and providence. It's all too easy to imagine that grief and pain have the last word.