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as in Presbyterian Church in America
Female
Writer
Novelist
Poet!
Reader
Ambivert or something
Band nerd + Drum Major
Planet Earth nerd
etc, etc
Joined September 10, 2019

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Sometimes I tell stories. Most of the time I rattle my soul until I break and my heart spills out onto the page.

"I cannot jump the distance. You'll have to toss me!"--Gimli, LOTR

I am a complete nerd. I got the Ring of Power for my birthday.

Book recommendations:
The Oath--Frank E. Peretti
Lord of the Rings--J.R.R. Tolkien

Song recommendation: "Awake" by Beckah Shae

I'm going to meet the King someday!
And I'm super pumped!

Sardis

May 21, 2020

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she dwells in Sardis now,
among the sleepers
walking but not knowing,
speaking but not hearing,
the light surrounds her
but she does not see it,
in the midnight
of her sleepy stupor
he comes to her saying
“wake up”
she knows his name but
she does not know him,
ignorance says
“she is alive”
but she is whitewashed,
and death follows her,
nipping at her heels,
she runs
like a scared rabbit
into the darkness and
slumbers there.
careful now, Sardis,
wake up, stay alert,
don’t let your enemies
scale your walls
in the dark of night
when the watchmen sleep.
“wake up”
he says to her
he will come to you,
Sardis, as a thief,
unless you turn.
“wake up”
walk in white, Sardis,
walk in white, don’t
soil your garments,
stay awake and watch,
the time is near.
she is not beyond him,
he still holds the power to
wake her, he tells her,
“wake up”
and her eyes open,
she sees him now,
she knows him now
and not just his name,
she was dead,
but now she is alive,
and she sings for him.
Sardis is one of the seven churches mentioned in the biblical book of Revelation. (Revelation 3:1-6, specifically)

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  • Anne Blackwood

    This is so good! I read the passage, and it added another layer to the piece. I love it.


    10 months ago